With the colorful foliage and cool breeze, autumn is a popular time for enjoying the outdoors. Doing so, however, may also increase your risk of developing eye allergies. To prevent this from happening, your reliable eye doctor from Six One Six Vision Center shares some handy eye care tips for fall:
Take Advantage of This Season’s Eye-Friendly Foods
Fall is a great time to harvest eye-friendly foods. Apples, pears, and pomegranates are some in-season fruits that are rich in vitamins A and C. These are potent antioxidants, which help support healthy eyes.
Wear Protective Eyewear
Pollen, grass, and plant debris are some of the most common allergens in the fall. To prevent allergy attacks, we suggest wearing protective eyeglasses when going outside. You should definitely use eye protection when raking fallen leaves in your yard.
Observe Proper Hygiene
Another reliable way to keep fall eye allergies at bay is to observe proper hygiene and maintain cleanliness. Wash your hands frequently to reduce hand-eye transmission of allergens. We also advise vacuuming your home and investing in hypoallergenic sheets to maintain your eye comfort.
Be Careful About Wearing Cosmetic Contact Lenses
Halloween is just around the corner. While wearing cosmetic contact lenses may be a good idea for your costume, we recommend consulting your optometrist before doing so. We may perform an eye assessment to check your visual health and determine if your decorative lenses are safe to use.
For more eye care tips this fall, call us at (208) 214-5080. You may also fill out our form to schedule a visit. We serve Eagle and Meridian, ID.