Allergies - how can I get rid of the itch?

Updated: May 1, 2019

Itching, redness, tearing, puffiness. The bane of any allergy-sufferer’s existence. They can also make contact lenses less comfortable, and overall often negatively impacts quality of life. However, there are treatments that can help!

It is no surprise that one of the first steps to take is to avoid those pesky triggers in the first place. But many allergens are airborne, and dogs and cats are just too cute to resist petting. Thus, triggers can sometimes be hard to avoid. Here are some eye drops that we often recommend that can help make your life easier:

Artificial tears. Preservative-free preferred as they are very gentle on the eyes and can be used as often as needed. These help wash allergens out of the eye and provide added lubrication for dryness, redness, and irritation. Tip: These can be refrigerated for an extra soothing effect.