South Dublin has a wealth of parks, mountains and coastline. Allergy sufferers are out walking, cycling and playing many sports in summer, exposing themselves to an air rich in the substances which make them sneeze and sniffle.
But what is an allergy. It is simply an over-reaction to a normally harmless substance such as tree or grass pollen. When it affects our eyes it causes redness, stinging, watering, swelling and itchiness. At Stepaside Eyecare opticians in South Dublin we have specialised equipment to look at how allergies are affecting eyes and vision and offer advice or refer for treatment.
All of the problems created by allergies would seem to suggest that wearing contact lenses for allergy sufferers is a big no no but this is no longer the case.
Modern daily disposable contact lenses have an in-built ability to reduce the symptoms of allergy. With every blink the lens releases moisture to the surface of the lens - this acts to carry the allergen (e.g. pollen) away from the surface of the eye. The daily disposable contact lens also acts as a barrier to prevent pollen and other allergens making contact with the eyes.
So if you are an allergy sufferer but feel that contact lenses aren't suitable for you, then think again.
At Stepaside Eyecare we have the latest designs in Daily disposable contact lenses, allowing excellent comfort, vision and protection from common allergies. Call us or drop in store to discuss any issues you might be having and find out more about how we can help.