It's estimated that 1 in 5 of us experience hayfever symptoms at one time or another.
Sneezing, runny nose, itchy eyes.
There are plenty of over-the-counter medications available to help. But there are some other steps to help with itchy, watery eyes in particular.
- DO NOT RUB THEM. However satisfying, the more you rub the itchier they become. Instead, a cold damp flannel held to closed eyes (no rubbing or wiping!) will immediately take the itch out. A good idea is to keep a couple of damp flannels in a ziplock bag in the fridge ready to go.
- Showering regularly to remove pollen and tying your hair back from your face will help too.
- Wrap around sunglasses can help if you have to go outside.
But if you've tried everything and your symptoms remain unbearable, speak to your optometrist.
And if you need a home visiting optician, feel free to call for an appointment.
0141 611 9696
Don't rub those eyes!
Ann McBay, Principal Optometrist