#Ragweed Season is Upon Us . . Contact Lens Wearers Beware!

Ragweed season will soon be arriving and many patients will experience eye related allergy problems. It is reported that as much as 55% of the US population tests positive for one or more allergens and 50% of those people will have symptoms of eye allergies.

If pollen, mold and other allergens adversely affect your eyes or contact lens wearability you may want to visit your doctor and consider their recommendations which may include switching you to a daily disposable contact lens. These lenses, disposed of daily and replaced with sterile, fresh lenses every day can greatly increase comfort and wearability

Many medications on the market which treat fall allergies (Benadryl, Claritin, Zyrtec, Allegra) cause the eyes to become dry as well. This can add to difficulties for contact lens wearers. Be sure to see your eye doctor to evaluate your options and continue wearing contact lenses in comfort.

Courtesy of the Doctors at Shady Grove Eye and Vision Care; Optometrists, Ophthalmologists and Opticians working together to help you see better.  Serving the Rockville, Potomac and Gaithersburg Maryland suburbs of Washington, DC for over 40 years. For more information visit youreyesite.com or call (301) 670-1212

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