4815 ST HWY 121, Suite 6, The Colony, TX 75056
(469) 968-9852
The Colony
(469) 968-9852
220 S Denton Tap Rd, Suite 204, Coppell, TX 75019
(972) 745-8760
(972) 745-8760
200 Gerault Rd, Suite 110, Flower Mound, TX 75028
(972) 646-2024
Flower Mound
(972) 646-2024
Clear Eye Care | Contact Lens Exams & Fittings, Glaucoma Diagnosis & Management and Macular Degeneration Evaluation & Treatment

Does Spring Make Your Eyes Itch?

March 29, 2024

Spring has arrived, and with it comes the blooming of flowers and the lure of the outdoors. It’s a wonderful time of year, unless of course you suffer from seasonal allergies that can leave your eyes itchy and uncomfortable. But our optometrist at Clear Eye Care has some helpful suggestions that will make this season more enjoyable for you and your eyes!

  • Maintain moisture: Don’t wait for your eyes to become dry and irritated! Use artificial tears to lubricate and soothe those eyes, says the American Optometric Association. Look for preservative-free options if your eyes are frequently irritated. 
  • Avoid those allergens: On the days when pollen counts are especially high, consider staying indoors and keeping the windows closed. When you are outdoors, wearing a hat and sunglasses form a barrier against airborne allergens.
  • Go contactless: Because contact lenses can trap allergens, switch to glasses during peak allergy season or else consider using daily disposable lenses that are discarded each night
  • Clean routine: Washing your hands frequently removes pollen and other allergens before they can wind up in your eyes. Gently cleaning your eyelids with a hypoallergenic cleanser helps remove accumulated grit and allergens.
  • Hands down: Rubbing those itchy eyes will make your symptoms worse, so resist the temptation. A cool compress on closed eyelids is a far better solution. 
  • Visit your optometrist: If these remedies are not helping or if your symptoms are severe, please contact our office today. We’ll get to the bottom of what’s causing the irritation, perhaps prescribe allergy medications such as eye drops or oral medication, and offer additional recommendations for staying comfortable during allergy season.

A comprehensive eye examination with our optometrist at Clear Eye Care covers all aspects concerning the health of your eyes and the quality of your vision. We have the latest diagnostic equipment and a full selection of high quality eyewear to satisfy every taste and budget. Please contact us today to schedule an appointment!

4815 ST HWY 121
Suite 6
The Colony, TX 75056
220 S Denton Tap Rd
Suite 204
Coppell, TX 75019
200 Gerault Rd
Suite 110
Flower Mound, TX 75028