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August 30, 2019
You’ve probably heard people say they get a runny nose or scratchy throat during “allergy season,” but did you know seasonal changes can also cause dry eyes? As autumn approaches, you may want to know how seasonal allergies can impact your eyes.
According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, this is a common condition where your eyes don’t produce the right type of tears or tear film. Although you may have dry eyes at any point during the year, the National Institutes of Health report that cases of dry eye increase as the summer season ends and the fall season begins.
The AAO says the symptoms of dry eyes may include:
The AAO recommends some of these easy tips to help reduce the symptom of dry eyes:
You should also check out our blog on other easy ways to relieve dry eyes.
Wearing contacts can be painful when you have dry eyes during certain seasons, so experts recommend switching to eyeglasses until your allergies subside.
Try using VisionCheck from the convenience of your home to find your EyeGlass Numbers (the same type of numbers that make up your eyeglass prescription) and your pupillary distance so you can order glasses online.