Wearing your contact lenses if you are suffering from eye allergies may be problematic for many patients. In fact, optometrists often advise patients not to wear their lenses when allergy attacks are at their worst. But if you are wearing your lenses while suffering from allergies, it is important to keep your lenses clean. Spores, dust, pollen and other allergens easily stick to your lenses. Of course, if you rub your eyes, you will only make the problem worse.
Daily disposable lenses are an excellent option for anyone who has eye allergies and is recommended by many eye doctors. Dailies will allow you to have fresh, clean and hassle-free lenses every day. And you won’t have to worry about allergens building up on your lenses over time.
It’s also important to keep rewetting drops with you, as they will help you deal with the itchiness of eye allergies.
Finally, if your allergies continue for an extended period of time, or become more severe, schedule an appointment with our Glassboro, NJ optometrist. It’s possible you are something from an eye infection or something else in addition to your allergies.