Bulbs are emerging,
Buds are popping,
The ground is warming,
And allergens are swarming
Daffodils are yellow,
Hyacinths are blue,
The eyes are not feeling mellow
As they’re a rich red hue.
Spring is in the air and so are the allergens! If you are suffering with red, itchy, watery eyes don’t fret! Here are a few simple tips to improve your comfort:
-Rinse eyes with cold water, especially after being outside.
-Apply very cold compress i.e. ice packs
-Resist the urge to rub, which releases more histamine
-Flush the nasal passages with saline, which can reduce the allergens from setting into the eyes.
If these measures do not produce enough relief, then consider a topical antihistamine drop. An oral antihistamine can be taken in addition if systemic symptoms like sneezing and nasal congestion occur.
Happy New Year! At Bordentown Family Eye Care, we feel hopeful that 2020 will be a year of great clarity! As we look forward with great anticipation, we also reflect on a year, and a decade, that has just ended. Last year we excitedly participated in World Sight Day, which was a fundraising event for Optometry Giving Sight. We proudly donated our exam proceeds to provide eyecare to those in need across the globe.
Our third annual Dr. Lavine Day was another huge success. Because of his love for the arts, and with gratitude to our patients who participated in the day, we created a scholarship in Dr. Lavine’s name to be given to a graduating BRHS senior pursuing a future in Theater.
We also rejoice in the sheer delight of providing improved vision for our patients whether it be by preventative maintenance through routine care and monitoring, or by diagnosing and treating ocular disease or by simply prescribing a new pair of glasses and contact lenses. We appreciate our wonderful family of patients who have entrusted us with their eyecare needs and look forward to meeting those needs this year.