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Clarksville, IN Relief for Fall Ocular Allergies

 

As the end of summer approaches, many individuals begin to experience symptoms of ragweed allergy or hay fever. Above sneezing and congestion, symptoms that affect the eyes can significantly impede one's ability to function as desired.

Symptoms of eye allergies include tearing, itchiness, swelling and stinging. Often vision becomes blurry or eyes become sensitive to light. These symptoms can make it so uncomfortable for those affected that they interfere with work, school, sports and leisure activities.

 

If you wear contacts, symptoms can often be worse since contacts can often attract pollen. In addition, when our eyes itch, we usually rub them which can result in even more irritation for contact users. Contact lens users experiencing ocular allergies often find themselves using wetting drops frequently or even reducing the use of their contacts or primarily wearing eyeglasses. If you wear contacts and experience eye allergies, you may want to consider a different brand of contacts, particularly if you aren't using daily disposables which minimize the likelihood of pollen collection. If you are experiencing problems from your contacts, visit our Clarksville, IN optometry practice to discuss your options.

Whether you wear contacts or not, here are some tips to reduce fall ocular allergy discomfort:

  • Stay indoors during the middle of the day and early evening when the pollen levels are highest.
  • Wear large sunglasses to help block the pollen from entering your eyes.
  • Use a clothes dryer rather than hanging clothing out to dry whenever possible.
  • Clean floors with a damp mop rather than sweeping which can often stir up rather than get rid of allergens.
  • Refrigerate eye drops or use cool compresses for extra soothing.
  • Shower at night to wash off any allergens you may have collected throughout the day.

While over the counter medications and eye drops can sometimes help relieve symptoms, you may need something stronger. If this is the case, make an appointment with your optometrist now to discuss your options and begin effective treatment. Our Clarksville, IN eye care office is here to help your eyes feel their best despite allergy season!

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Our office will be opening on Monday, May 18th. We will be following all CDC guidelines as well as those recommended by our National and State Organizations including the KOA and AOA as well as the Governor of Kentucky. We will be adding to our protocol to ensure the safety of our patients and staff. Due to the recommendations, we are following, all patients will need to call from the parking lot when they arrive. We will ask you if you are running a fever, or have symptoms of COVID-19. We may even take your temperature to keep for our records. We will ask that you remain in your car until we notify you to come to our office.

All patients entering the building must wear a mask or face covering.

We ask for your patience over the next few months as we work to get our patients rescheduled that had to be canceled during the closure. We will not be working at full capacity for some time and realize this will most likely cause delays in getting people rescheduled. We will also not be taking walk-in patients and ask that you please call if you need to be seen to set up an appointment. Please know that we are doing everything we can to take care of our patients during these difficult times.

You now can order contacts from the convenience of your home on our website by clicking here.
If you do not know your current prescription, please email us at dr.glenn0180@gmail.com or call us at 859-271-6194.
If you have insurance you would like to use, you will need to call us and we will be happy to place the order for you and submit it to your insurance.

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you all soon,

Dr. Jason Glenn and Staff