It’s that time of year when the sun starts to shine more, flora is in its fully glory, and birds sing to welcome the lovely start of spring. However, this may not be the best time for people with seasonal allergies. Pollen concentration in the atmosphere increases during spring and can cause people with allergies a lot of discomfort. If you are one of those people with seasonal allergies that can cause water eyes and contact lens irritation, LASIK is here to rescue you.
The most common symptoms of seasonal allergies are sneezing, runny nose, watery eyes, congestion and general irritation just to name a few. You are not only restricted indoors when you could be outside enjoying the sun, but it can also make your situation worse if you wear contact lenses. If you have been contemplating laser eye surgery, now is a good time to give it proper thought. LASIK treatment will reshape your cornea and therefore free you of the burden of having to wear contact lenses and dealing with the subsequent hassle of intruding pollens.
Don’t Suffer in Silence: Quick Tips to Beat Allergies
Since LASIK surgery is a procedure that needs great precision, you must seek medical advice and consequent treatment from someone that has a trusted reputation. Sugarland Eye & Laser Center is one of the best medical institutions in Houston with a stellar record of successful surgeries. While you are still contemplating the LASIK treatment to do away with contact lenses, you can follow these simple steps to help alleviate the irritation caused by allergies.
Don’t take seasonal allergy symptoms lightly if they are recurring as they should be treated immediately. Keep up with your regular visits to the doctor even after your allergies have subsided.
Don’t prefer house arrest during the spring season just to avoid being a in a sticky situation. Rather than dealing with pollen irritation and banishment from the sun, seek help from a reputed surgeon and get LASIK treatment for your vision. Don’t allow the discomfort from seasonal allergies to impact your recreational activities.
Another important reason to keep visiting your doctor is to make sure that the irritation in your eyes is indeed nothing more than allergies. However, it becomes a completely different ball game when you have an eye infection instead of allergies.
Every time you step out of your house, remember to protect your eyes with close fitting sunglasses so that no particles of pollen seep into your eyes. Dust and pollen are the biggest enemies of contact lenses that do nothing but aggravate the situation.
If you feel something has managed to sneak inside your eyes despite all of your protective eyewear, it is recommended to use artificial tears to flush those particles out of your eye rather than rubbing your eyes vigorously. You can cause some serious damage to your eyes from the friction of rubbing them.
If the irritation in your eyes is persistent, use regular treatment of cold compresses that provide instant relief. However, in case of no respite, speak with your doctor immediately.
Sugarland Eye & Laser Center leads in providing premium LASIK technologies to Houston, Sugar Land, and the surrounding region. The Center’s award-winning medical director introduced revolutionary technologies such as iLASIK to the region. This technology is used by NASA astronauts, Navy SEALS and Air Force fighter pilots. At Sugarland Eye & Laser Center, you can now receive the same treatment. For more information, please call (281) 240-0478 or visit us at www.houston-lasik.com.
About the Author
Amjad Khokhar, M.D. is Chief LASIK Surgeon at Sugarland Eye & Laser Center. Add Dr. Khokhar on Google+ here.