At Providence Eye, we frequently discuss with our patients how laser vision correction surgery could offer some relief from pesky seasonal allergies by eliminating the need for contacts.
Spring is in the air, and that means the start of a love/hate relationship in the Charlotte and western North Carolina area. The trees are turning green, flowers are blooming and temperatures are warming. But along with all of that comes pollen, itchy eyes and sneezing. For many people, springtime is pure misery, and as people age, their reactions to seasonal allergies sometimes only get worse.
For contact lens wearers, springtime and the start of allergy season can be a really difficult time. Here are a few tips to gain some relief:
Still no relief even with the above tips? You may need to buy medicated eye drops. There are various over-the-counter drops that our doctors recommend. However, the problems allergies and contacts can cause during any season may require a visit to your ophthalmologist or optometrist.
Can’t even wear your contacts during allergy season? Then you may want to consider laser vision correction surgery. Contacts compound the problems that allergies bring. If your eyes are already irritated, using plastic/silicone contact lenses on your eyes every day will start to cause irritation with you. LASIK is simple, fast and actually can be safer than wearing contact lenses!
If allergies and contacts are causing you pain and constant irritation, contact Providence Eye & Laser Specialists today. Dr. Mills can make some recommendations to get you through the rough allergy season. Or, if you are considering your laser vision correction options and are ready to see more and live better, schedule a free LASIK consultation with Dr. Mozayeni.