As the weather gets warmer during spring, you may notice that your eye care needs change. If you wear contact lenses, here are some things that you should think about as spring rolls around.

Think Allergies

If you suffer from allergies, you know it can be the worst during spring. One of the worst things about allergies is that they can make you suffer from red, puffy, and itchy eyes. One thing to talk to your eye doctor about are daily disposable contact lenses. Daily disposables may be recommended for eye care patients with allergies over other contacts since they are discarded after each use; eliminating the accumulation of allergy-causing debris on the lenses from day to day.

There have been clinical studies that show how daily disposable lenses can significantly reduce the number of eye symptoms among allergy sufferers.

Ask Your Eye Doctor About Computer Vision Syndrome

Since the rise of the use of digital devices, eye care professionals are getting more concerned about the possibility of computer vision among patients. Computer vision syndrome is a group of eye and vision related problems that stem from the extended use of digital devices. The most common symptoms of computer vision are: eye strain, blurred vision, headaches, dry eyes, and neck and shoulder pain.

Avoid Wearing Contact Lenses When You Swim or Shower

Make sure that you don’t wear your contact lenses while swimming in lakes, showering, in hot tubs, or even washing your face. If you do, then you can be at risk for Acanthamoeba keratitis. This is a rare but serious infection of the eye that can result in permanent visual impairment or blindness. This infection is caused by a microscopic, free-living ameba (single-celled living organism) called Acanthamoeba which live in fresh water.

Nothing in this blog post is to be construed as medical advice, nor is it intended to replace the recommendations of a medical professional. For specific questions, please see your eye care practitioner.
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