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Allergy Season and Contact Lenses

Allergy Season and Contact Lenses - EyeCandys

Welcome, EyeCandy's lovers! As allergy season rolls around, we understand the struggle for those of us who rock colored contact lenses. It's not just about looking fabulous; it's also about keeping those peepers comfortable and healthy. So, buckle up as we dive into some savvy tips to help you sail through allergy season with ease, all while rocking your favorite colored contacts from!

Understanding Allergy Season

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Allergy season is likely alive and well for you currently. For example, a recent study found that 22 million Americans suffer seasonal allergies. So, you are absolutely not alone! And, with the power of the masses and a little bit of technology, you would think there may be some solutions to such common struggles.

What does that mean for your favorite accessory? Well, believe it or not - with the right pair of contact lenses, it doesn’t have to be a problem at all!

Challenges Faced by Contact Lens Wearers

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You are in good company, my friend. The American Optometric Association says that more than 75% of contact lens wearers complain of allergen-caused eye pain and irritation. That’s because allergens have a special attraction to contacts – especially the soft variety, which most contact lens wearers use. Cute, right? Or… maybe not so much.

The majority of us prefer soft contact lenses because, of course, they are softer on the eye and therefore more comfortable. Sounds great, right? The most comfortable contacts also tend to have a higher water content, making them feel more like the eyes' natural tear film. Unfortunately, that also means they act as mini sponges to grab those attractive little allergen-containing particles! Not only do they keep allergens in the eye - they may also prevent using medications you might want to apply.

Tips for Contact Lens Wearers During Allergy Season

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Consult with an Eye Care Professional: Before allergy season kicks into high gear, it's essential to touch base with your friendly neighborhood eye care professional. They can give your eyes a thorough check-up and provide personalized advice on how to manage allergy symptoms while wearing contact lenses. Plus, it's always good to have a trusted expert in your corner!

Choose the Right Contact Lenses: When it comes to colored contact lenses, not all are created equal. Opt for lenses that prioritize moisture and comfort, especially during allergy season. Our range of colored contacts at are designed with your comfort in mind, so you can slay all day without missing a beat. Our customers find that lenses made with MPC or MPC-silicone hydrogel tend to be the most comfortable and least drying. We would highly recommend MPC-silicone hydrogel contact lenses if you tend to have sensitivities to allergens.

Practice Good Hygiene: Now, more than ever, it's crucial to maintain good hygiene habits when handling your contact lenses. Wash your hands thoroughly before touching your eyes or lenses, and be sure to clean and disinfect your lenses according to the recommended guidelines. You definitely want to minimize transferring any possible allergens to your lenses (and thus your eyes). Remember, healthy habits equal happy eyes!

Use Lubricating Eye Drops: Dry, itchy eyes got you down? Reach for some preservative-free lubricating eye drops to soothe those peepers and keep them feeling fresh. Just be sure to choose drops that are compatible with contact lenses to avoid any unwanted surprises. And if you are using preservative-free eye drops, be sure to not touch the applicator to your eyes directly, as well as replace the eye drops after the usage period indicated on the packaging, to minimize contamination.

Manage Allergy Symptoms: Last but not least, don't forget to take steps to manage your allergy symptoms. Avoiding allergens whenever possible, using air purifiers in your home, and keeping windows closed during peak pollen times can all help minimize discomfort. And if your symptoms persist or worsen, don't hesitate to seek medical advice.

Here at, we're more than just a purveyor of fabulous colored contacts—we're also your go-to source for all things eye-related. Check out our blog for informative articles, helpful videos, and answers to all your burning questions about allergy season and contact lens care. Got a tip or trick of your own? Share it with our community on social media and let's conquer allergy season together!

Allergy season may be a formidable opponent, but armed with the right knowledge and a dash of flair from, you can breeze through with flying colors (pun intended!). Remember to prioritize your eye health, stay vigilant with your contact lens care routine, and don't hesitate to reach out if you need a helping hand. Together, we'll keep those eyes looking fabulous and feeling fantastic all season long!

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