Protect yourself from hayfever

THE huge increase in popularity for gardening and home improvements throughout lockdown is set to wreak havoc on hay fever sufferers this summer warns Specsavers.

Friday, 23rd April 2021, 10:50 am
Hay Fever advice

Natalie Latham, dispensing optician with Specsavers in Bow Street in LIsburn said:”With the hay fever season around the corner, symptoms such as streaming eyes, sneezing and runny noses are set to sharply increase.

“These can be a real distraction when you’re trying to work or study, thankfully, there are some basic steps that can help alleviate the disruptive symptoms.

“Limiting your exposure to pollen by staying indoors - especially on days where pollen counts are high - will help reduce the impact of hay fever. When you are out and about, wraparound glasses or sunglasses can help keep pollen out of your eyes.

“Those who wear contact lenses may notice the vision through their lenses can appear smeary and eyes can generally feel uncomfortable. While it can be tempting to rub your eyes to ease discomfort, it’s important to refrain. Try not to touch your face and ensure you maintain good hand hygiene, particularly while the pandemic continues. Those suffering with hay fever could also try daily disposable lenses.”

Specsavers’ top tips to help hay fever sufferers - Put Vaseline around your nose to trap pollen, shower and change your clothes after being outside, stay inside and close windows when pollen counts are high.