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