Spring is now in full bloom, and while many people associate the season with beautiful blossoming flowers and sunshine, a significant portion of the population can think of only one thing when spring comes to mind: allergies.
If you are one of the millions of people who annually suffer from a runny nose, dry eyes and constant sneezing, then you are probably looking for any way to help mitigate these annoyances. Many people find relief through medication or better air quality, but there is still one significant issue for people who wear contact lenses in Oshkosh.
The dryness and discomfort often associated with contacts becomes even worse during allergy season. But that does not mean you are doomed to choose between struggling through the season and wearing your old glasses. To that end, here is a closer look at why people with allergies love disposable contact lenses in Oshkosh:
- Clean start: Allergies are caused by dust, pollen and other airborne particles that can disrupt your respiratory system. Everyday, you likely pick up tons of these allergens on your skin, clothing and hair. Some of those allergens can even end up on your contact lenses, meaning each day when you put on an old contact lens, you are putting allergens directly onto your eye. Fortunately, disposable lenses offer a chance for a clean, healthy start each day.
- Comfort: Everyone deserves to feel comfortable in his or her everyday life. But when allergies strike, you sometimes have to constantly rub your eyes to deal with the itching. That can be annoying enough without having to deal with an inflexible, painful permanent contact lens. Because disposable lenses are typically thinner and more flexible than the average contact lens, many allergy sufferers find them more comfortable.
- Medication issues: It is estimated that about 50 million Americans suffer from allergies each year, and pharmaceutical companies make a killing selling allergy relief medication during spring. Antihistamines can bring serious relief to allergy sufferers, but they can also dry out your eyes, causing serious irritation with your contacts. Again, disposable lenses are more thin and flexible, meaning they will not dry out or pose a problem for your eye comfort.
- Convenience: Finally, this benefit is not limited to allergy sufferers, but it certainly applies. When dealing with allergy discomfort on top of your usual work, family responsibilities and other commitments, the last thing you want to do is clean and care for your contact lenses every single day. Disposable contact lenses in Oshkosh offer a convenient, easy option for when life is just too hard and busy as it is.
Even with antihistamines and other products, you might still suffer the occasional bad allergy day this spring. But you do not have to let contact lens discomfort ruin an otherwise nice spring day. Instead, call or visit Dr. Jill’s Optical Shoppe to learn about your options regarding disposable contact lenses in Oshkosh. Our patients and customers are our main concern, and we look forward to helping you find relief.