Selasa, 21 April 2015

8 Springtime Eye Alergy Tips

8 Springtime Eye Alergy Tips
8 Springtime Eye Alergy Tips
When we think of spring and eyes we immediately associate it with allergies and dry eye symptoms.
Also, we often skip yearly eye exams, which puts not only our eyes but also our overall health at risk. Fortunately, it’s relatively easy to turn things around

If you think you have eye allergies, here are 8 Springtime Eye Alergy Tips :

1.   Get an early start.
See your eye doctor before allergy symptoms start this year to learn how to reduce your sensitivity to allergens.

2.   Keep blinking.
Neglecting to do so is a main cause of eye irritation among computer users. Blinking washes, hydrates, and lubricates the eye. Computer screens have a subtle hypnotic effect that suppresses blinking, so computer users are at risk for dry, irritated eyes. Look away from your screen frequently and blink.

3.   Start Steeping

You may want to swap that afternoon cup of coffee for green tea: Not only is it hydrating (which helps you produce tears) but the brew also contains catechins, which are among a host of antioxidants (like vitamins C and E, lutein, and zeaxanthin) that may defend the eyes’ tissues from AMD and cataracts. Research from the Chinese University of Hong Kong has proven that catechins are absorbed in the highest concentrations by the tissues in the retina, the part of the eye that detects light.

4.   Don't rub your eyes
Don't rub your eyes if they itch! This will release more histamine and make your eye allergy symptoms worse.

5.   Contact lens.
Cut down your contact lens wear or switch to daily disposable lenses to reduce the build-up of allergens on your lenses.

6.   Make Over Your Makeup Routine

Bacteria can thrive in mascara, so toss the tube after three months. Also, sharpen liner pencils regularly. It’s okay, of course, to line the base of your lashes, but “putting liner inside the lash line can block the oil glands, which protect your eyes’ surface,” says Ruth D. Williams, M.D., a former president of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

7.   Artificial tears 
Use plenty of artificial tears to wash airborne allergens from your eyes. Ask your eye doctor for the best brands.

8.   Air purifier
Consider purchasing an air purifier for your home, and purchase an allergen-trapping filter for your furnace.

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