27.10.2011

Contacts lens wearers "should be aware of allergies"

Contacts lens wearers "should be aware of allergies"

By Alexa Kaczka

People who wear contact lenses need to ensure that they are aware of any allergies they may have and also take care not to expose themselves to the causes of these allergies, one expert has noted.

As many airborne particles can affect people, depending on their allergy, contact lens wearers need to be particularly careful in certain situations and at specific times of the year, noted Woodlands Eye Associates.

In an article for Your Houston News, the organisation explained: "Allergens also can stimulate the excessive production of natural substances in your tears, which bind to your contacts and also become uncomfortable. Pollen maps can help you determine when allergens are present."

It advised people to look into options that could cure their suffering, such as allergy pills and eye drops that can help to relive discomfort, ensuring that contact lens wearers do not have to suffer.

It comes after Dharmesh Patel, chairman of the Eyecare Trust, recently pointed out that forecasters have predicted autumn could see record numbers of people suffering with allergic rhinitis, also known as hayfever.

by Adrian Galbreth


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