Fighting Fall Allergies
Fall is the “other” eye allergy season for many folks. One of the primary causes of fall allergies is the common plant ragweed, which is found all over the country. Ragweed can produce tons of pollen over one season and is also widely distributed due to wind.
So what can you do to fight the havoc ragweed and other allergens wreak on your eyes? Here are a few suggestions:
- Eating right! Once again, proper nutrition can help you fight off symptoms of allergies. Think broccoli, kale, pumpkin, carrots, celery…foods that are rich in carotenoids are great for battling your allergies.
- Make an appointment with us to see if a preventative medication is appropriate for your situation. This can often help before it becomes a problem.
- Stay indoors when pollen is at its peak (often in the morning). Checking pollen counts in your area will help keep you informed.
- Consider switching to glasses if you’re a contact lens-wearer, at least for the allergy season. Or look into daily disposable contacts as an alternative—the less time you wear your contacts during allergy season, the better.
What are some ways you have found to successfully combat fall allergies? Share your tips in the comments below.