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An Allergy Season Survival Guide For Your Eyes

Spring is wonderful, isn’t it? The weather warms up, the days stretch out, and flowers bloom. However, spring also marks the beginning of allergy season!

The American College of Allergy, Asthma And Immunology estimates that 50 million Americans suffer from seasonal allergies.

How Do Spring Allergies Affect Our Eyes?

Our eyes are incredibly sensitive, and particularly susceptible to airborne allergens like pollen. You might find yourself experiencing:

  • Itching
  • Redness
  • Tearing
  • Inflammation

Allergies, though miserable, typically will not cause any lasting damage to our eyes. However, there can be risk of corneal scratching and infection when dry eyes coincide with frequent rubbing and inflammation.

Tips To Help You Survive Allergy Season

Fortunately, for most of us, allergies are fairly manageable. You may need to find a medication that works for you, or take measures to avoid your primary allergens. Here are a few other tricks:

  • Eat foods with natural antihistamine properties. This includes those high in Vitamin C, quercetin (a bioflavonoid found in tea, onions, apples and lettuce), and omega 3 fatty acids.
  • Use artificial tears to wash out allergens. Keeping our eyes clean can clear the allergic reaction. It helps to also frequently clean hands, face, and clothing.
  • Apply cold compresses to your eyes to decrease swelling and itchiness.
  • Remove contacts when allergies get bad. Allergens can get trapped in between contacts and the surface of your eye, increasing irritation.
  • Replace the air filters in your home to ensure that clean air is circulating.

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Is Spring Driving Your Eyes Crazy? Let’s Talk

There are treatment options available to help manage the symptoms. If you or someone in your family suffers from spring allergies, contact us today! We’d love to help you manage those allergies so you can actually enjoy the beautiful spring weather.

Thanks for being a valued part of our practice family!

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Phone: 508-339-3952
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  • Monday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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Our Brands

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Your eyes are unique, and so is your sense of style, which is why selecting your frames and lenses is a very personal choice. Your frames should fit your sense of style, and your lenses should suit your vision needs. Hayden Optometric Inc. is proud to offer a wide variety of brands so that we can help you find the frames and lenses that best suit your needs and style.

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Hayden Optometric wants to be a thought leader in the eye health industry. We are always dedicated to making life better for our patients. In fact, our own Dr. Joel Hayden has leveraged his knowledge as an optometrist and nutritionist to develop his own line of eye wipes and fish oil to bolster your eye health.



Dr. Hayden is also the founder of HALT Myopia; the Hayden Advanced Lens Therapy System. Designed for nearsighted kids, HALT Myopia has been called “LASIK for kids,” only without lasers, scalpels, pain, recovery, or risk of overcorrection.

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We really value innovation. That’s why we rely on some of the most advanced technology available to help us examine, diagnose, and treat all of our patients. When you choose Hayden Optometric, you know you’re getting some of the most state-of-the-art equipment the industry has to offer.

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