I’ve likely been heard, at least a time or two, proclaiming, “Our family is so very lucky because we don’t have any allergies.”
What I really mean, however, is that none of us suffer from food allergies. And, don’t get me wrong, that still makes us lucky! But I can’t exactly claim we’re totally allergy-free. That would be disingenuous.
Taking a quick look at the super fair skin and sweet little freckle bridge of my oldest, one might guess that he’s a tad sensitive. And indeed, he is.
I first noticed A’s eye allergies when he started playing baseball. A couple hours out in the dusty fields, Spring winds blowing pollen helter-skelter, and his eyes would be red and itchy to the point that they made it hard to sleep at night. I’d often find him rubbing them, desperate for some relief from the burning, watery discomfort. His pediatrician suggested that we could give him over-the-counter oral medication to help combat the symptoms, but, to be honest, that felt like overkill to me. His entire system wasn’t bothered by the allergens– just his eyes.
Eye allergies happen when airborne allergens and other particles land directly on the surface of the eye, causing irritation and redness. In response, the body reacts by flooding the eyes with tears and mucus. Visine®-A® Eye Allergy Relief Eye Drops are clinically proven effective for eye allergy relief. They combine an antihistamine with a redness reliever to temporarily relieve itchiness and redness, which helps eyes get back to normal– and comfortable!
There are lots of ways to help minimize the misery of allergies, including:
- Washing linens and clothes regularly.
- Vacuuming and dusting often to reduce dust and pet dander.
- Replacing and cleaning filters regularly.
- Checking the pollen count before going outside each day– they tend to peak between 5 and 10AM.
- Showering after being outdoors.
- Wearing glasses or sunglasses as a physical barrier to minimize allergens sticking to the eye.
- Choosing a daily disposable lens, if you prefer to wear contacts, which can also minimize accumulation of allergens. (Note: Contact lens wearers can use Visine®-A® Eye Allergy Relief, but need to remove contact lenses before use and wait at least 15 minutes before reinserting contact lenses after using the drops.)
For more allergy season tips and tricks, visit Understanding Eye Allergies.
Following some or all of these tips will help reduce eye allergies and that’s a great place to start! When you can’t avoid being outside or exposed to the allergens that cause irritation, it’s great to know that Visine®-A® Eye Allergy Relief will effectively temporarily relieve itchy, red eyes due to pollen, ragweed, grass, animal hair, and dander, some of the most frequent airborne allergens.
Visine®-A® Eye Allergy Relief is helping our son have a happy, bright-eyed Spring without the misery of itchy, burning eyes. Bring on the baseball games!
This is a sponsored post for VISINE® and The Motherhood, who sent me product and compensated me for my time. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Do you or someone you love suffer from eye allergies? Feel free to share your best tips for minimizing them and treating the symptoms!