17.06.2011

Daily disposable contact lenses "may reduce allergy symptoms"

Daily disposable contact lenses "may reduce allergy symptoms"

By Alexa Kaczka

People who wear daily disposable contact lenses may find that their allergy symptoms are reduced, a new study has claimed,

The report, which will appear in a future issue of Contact Lens & Anterior Eye, the official journal of the British Contact Lens Association, suggests that contact lenses form a barrier which prevents airborne irritants such as pollen from making contact with the eye, Contact Lens Headlines reports.

As a result, daily disposable wearers experience fewer symptoms and have a greater resistance to allergy-causing irritants, the study showed.

Lenses which include an enhanced lubricating agent also help to reduce stinging and burning.

In a recent interview with NBC Los Angeles, Dr Harue Marsden, president of the California Optometric Association, advised allergy sufferers to keep a bottle of sterile saline solution in the fridge to provide relief for sore eyes over the summer.

by Alexa Kaczka


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