12.04.2010

Contact lens wearers "can beat allergies"

Contact lens wearers "can beat allergies"

By Adrian Galbreth

Contact lens wearers can help to beat the effect of spring and summer by following some simple steps to manage their allergies, according to two experts.

Dr Ronit Herzog, director of the Division of Allergy and Immunology at the Komansky Center for Children"s Health at New York-Presbyterian Hospital / Weill Cornell Medical Center, said that allergy sufferers often experience eye irritation during the spring and summer, but this can be avoided.

Along with Dr David Resnick, co-director of the facility, Dr Herzog advised allergy sufferers who wear contact lenses to stay in air-conditioned rooms to avoid exposure to pollen which can trigger irritation.

Dr Herzog stated: "This season can be especially trying for children who suffer from allergies, as they struggle to participate in outdoor activities without triggering the sneezing, runny nose, eye irritation, or in some cases, asthma symptoms and hives."

Recently, Paul Karpecki, clinical director of the Koffler Vision Group, Lexington, Kentucky, said that one-day contacts, such as 1-day Acuvue Moist Brand Contact Lenses, can be a healthy and more comfortable option for any lens wearer during the spring and summer.

by Adrian Galbreth


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