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Tips for Avoiding Dry Eyes (Sponsored)

May 27, 2019 11:25AM ● By Wendy Erlien

Maple Grove Pearle Vision

The following post was written, provided, and sponsored by Maple Grove Eye Doctors at Pearle Vision / Maple Grove Pearle Vision 

Dry eyes and spring go together - especially for those with allergies.

Eye allergies — red, itchy, watery eyes that are bothered by the same irritants that cause sneezing and a runny nose among seasonal allergy sufferers — are very common.  In some cases, eye allergies can play a role in conjunctivitis (pink eye) and other eye infections.

Eye allergy symptoms can be very annoying. Yet they pose little threat to eyesight other than temporary blurriness. Unlike conditions such as pink eye, allergic conjunctivitis is not contagious. However, red, itchy, burning and puffy eyes can be caused also by infections and other conditions that can threaten eyesight.

Hay fever impacts people all over the world every year and has a startling effect on the eyes. If you aren’t familiar with hay fever, it sounds much worse than it is. Hay fever is an allergy caused by pollen that essentially causes an itchy or running nose and watery eyes.  Wearing good quality sunglasses can protect your eyes from pollen in the air spread by wind.  Wind also dries eyes.

Read more about causes and possible solutions to dry eyes by visiting the Maple Grove Eye Doctor website here. 

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