In this video we discuss some help for Eye Allergy Sufferers
Read the full transcript »
Female Speaker: Itchy, swollen, watery eyes; it's allergy season. Dr. Paul Karpecki: Eye allergies have a significant impact on the quality of daily life. It affects people's work throughout the day; it affects; their concentration and they have difficulty sleeping. Female Speaker: For the nearly 40 million Americans who wear contact lenses, doctors say there is no need to discontinue contact lens during allergy season. Dr. Paul Karpecki: Sufferers, who wear contact lenses for two weeks a month or longer at a time, tend to have greater discomfort such as tearing, redness and problems such as that. What I found is that by using a new lens each day, such as the 1-Day Acuvue Moist, patients are able to remove those irritants and the allergens by the end of the day and replace them with a new lens. That way you don't have the build-up that can occur over a period of time with a single contact lens used. Female Speaker: Other tips! Dr. Paul Karpecki: Don't rub your eyes. That only leads to more irritation. What you can do is replace your pillows every three years. Now if your eyes continue to remain irritated, you should call your eye doctor. Female Speaker: Download a free brochure at aafa.org\eyeallergies.