Allergy season is here!! Baseball, soccer, lacrosse and track athletes are out there in the pollen…many suffer the effects of seasonal allergy symptoms in their eyes.
These symptoms include watery, itchy, red eyes and may even develop into a mild sticky white discharge.
Many people take over the counter allergy medication such as Allegra and Zyrtec.
What eye drops can you use to help clear the eye symptoms further?
My favorite over the counter drop to recommend is Zaditor. It can be found in many pharmacies and grocery stores. This drop used to be prescription only but is now over the counter. Contact lens wearers can use the drops before they put in their contact lenses and then use a drop at night after contact lens wear is over for the day.
Another drop that people find useful for allergy eye symptoms is Alaway.
I recommend staying away from drops that state they whiten the eyes such as Visine, Optocon and Naphcon A. The agents that cause the blood vessels to shrink can also cause the pupils of the eyes to mildly dilate which may interfere with vision.
Now…..get out there and enjoy the day!
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