PreviousNext
How to get the most out of your reading experience?
Scroll to read the article
Swipe to navigate
between articles
Got it

Why Eye?

WHY EYE?
AS YOU’RE SNEEZING AND SPLUTTERING YOUR WAY THROUGH THE SPRING AND SUMMER, WITH A NOSE THAT CAN’T DECIDE WHETHER TO ITCH AND RUN, OR BLOCK AND SNUFFLE, IT MAY SEEM A CURSE TOO FAR THAT YOUR EYES JUMP IN ON THE POLLEN-HATING ACT AND BLIND YOU TO THE BEAUTY OF THE SHIMMERING PLANT LIFE AROUND YOU.
WHY DO OUR EYES SOMETIMES OBJECT SO OVERWHELMINGLY TO AIRBORNE IRRITANTS SUCH AS POLLEN?
Partly because anything in the atmosphere may disturb our vision and damage the eye, so our bodies are primed to pull down the eyelids at a millisecond’s notice to protect the eye against an incoming particle. That’s grand – we really don’t want specks of pollen or dust or dander in our eyes. The eye can also produce a flood of water (tears) to sweep away anything that might have made it into the eye. Again, all good – let’s clean our windscreens on a regular basis, so we can see out!

The problem comes when there’s an overly enthusiastic reaction to irritants, with eyes ready to gush forth tears at the slightest breath of wind or hint of smoke, let alone a burst of pollen. Cells in the membranes lining our eyes and nose can produce the inflammatory chemical histamine, as part of what our immune system thinks is an appropriate response to an enemy. Eyes can be overly reactive to things like pollen, which are actually no threat, when:
They are very dry, due to factors such as menopause, screen use, heated or air-conditioned air, or Sjogren’s disease

They are already inflamed, due to overproduction of histamine, an inflammatory diet, stress, sleep deprivation, issues with contact lenses, or light sensitivity
Another factor can be inflammation in a different part of your ear/nose/throat tract, as this tract is joins up the areas inside your head, and tissue inflammation in one area can cause irritation and/or inflammation in another. So, calming your nose and throat will help calm your eyes.
HOW CAN OUR EYES BE RESTORED TO CLEAR VISION?
There are a number of practical strategies that it makes sense to employ during the pollen season, if your eyes (nose/throat) are sensitive to the outpourings of the natural world at this time.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Keep abreast of the pollen forecast, to check when you need to be super-cautious. Go to https://www.avogel.co.uk/health/hayfever/pollen-forecast/ for day-to-day details of the situation in your locality.

Protect your eyes from airborne irritants with wraparound glasses. Choose dark glasses onsunny days, as they will also protect against strong sunlight causing irritation.

Swap to indoor exercise on high pollen days, or exercise early in the morning. Mid-morning and early evening tend to be the most pollen-ridden times of day.

Eat an anti-inflammatory diet. It may seem strange to eat for your eyes, but choosing to eat plenty of veggies, and low-processed food (as opposed to highly processed, super-refined food) will reduce inflammation in your whole system, including your eyes. Go for orange/red fruits and veg, dark leafy greens, pumpkin and sunflower seeds, hazelnuts and almonds.

Ensure your eyes get enough rest. Take time away from screens regularly throughout the day, and try the age-old (and effective) trick of making a pot of chamomile tea, then using the (cooled) teabags on your closed eyes. Not only does chamomile tea relax your body, the topical application relaxes and calms your eyes.
SUPPLEMENTAL HELP
Try a supplement of Sea Buckthorn Oil, and/or Hyaluronic Acid, both of which can be helpful when eyes are drier than is comfortable.
Once your eyes are irritated, it can be hard to avoid rubbing or even just touching them, in an attempt to reduce the discomfort. A far better strategy is to use eye drops that are designed to protect against pollen, and relieve red, itchy, hayfever eyes. New for this season are A.Vogel Pollinosan Hayfever Eye Drops.

Suitable for adults and children above 7 years old, these drops contain hyaluronic acid and chamomile extract, and are vegan and suitable for using with all contact lenses.
Due to the sterile dispenser bottle, no preservatives are required, which is a bonus for those with very sensitive eyes that object to irritating preservatives. It also means that you can use the drops for up to 6 months after opening the bottle.

Soothing your eyes won’t just make them look better – less red and puffy! And it won’t just help you see better. It will also reduce the chances of headaches caused by inflammation around the eyes and nasal passages. And your sense of smell will be less impeded – a chance to enjoy the scent of summer!
WHY EYE?
AS YOU’RE SNEEZING AND SPLUTTERING YOUR WAY THROUGH THE SPRING AND SUMMER, WITH A NOSE THAT CAN’T DECIDE WHETHER TO ITCH AND RUN, OR BLOCK AND SNUFFLE, IT MAY SEEM A CURSE TOO FAR THAT YOUR EYES JUMP IN ON THE POLLEN-HATING ACT AND BLIND YOU TO THE BEAUTY OF THE SHIMMERING PLANT LIFE AROUND YOU.
WHY DO OUR EYES SOMETIMES OBJECT SO
OVERWHELMINGLY TO AIRBORNE IRRITANTS SUCH AS POLLEN?
Partly because anything in the atmosphere may disturb our vision and damage the eye, so our bodies are primed to pull down the eyelids at a millisecond’s notice to protect the eye against an incoming particle. That’s grand – we really don’t want specks of pollen or dust or dander in our eyes. The eye can also produce a flood of water (tears) to sweep away anything that might have made it into the eye. Again, all good – let’s clean our windscreens on a regular basis, so we can see out!

The problem comes when there’s an overly enthusiastic reaction to irritants, with eyes ready to gush forth tears at the slightest breath of wind or hint of smoke, let alone a burst of pollen. Cells in the membranes lining our eyes and nose can produce the inflammatory chemical histamine, as part of what our immune system thinks is an appropriate response to an enemy. Eyes can be overly reactive to things like pollen, which are actually no threat, when:
They are very dry, due to factors such as menopause, screen use, heated or
air-conditioned air, or Sjogren’s disease

They are already inflamed, due to overproduction of histamine, an inflammatory diet, stress, sleep deprivation, issues with contact lenses, or light sensitivity
Another factor can be inflammation in a different part of your ear/nose/throat tract, as this tract is joins up the areas inside your head, and tissue inflammation in one area can cause irritation and/or inflammation in another. So, calming your nose and throat will help calm your eyes.
HOW CAN OUR EYES BE RESTORED TO CLEAR VISION?
There are a number of practical strategies that it makes sense to employ during the pollen season, if your eyes (nose/throat) are sensitive to the outpourings of the natural world at this time.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Keep abreast of the pollen forecast, to check when you need to be super-cautious. Go to https://www.avogel.co.uk/health/hayfever/pollen-forecast/ for day-to-day details of the situation in your locality.

Protect your eyes from airborne irritants with wraparound glasses. Choose dark glasses onsunny days, as they will also protect against strong sunlight causing irritation.

Swap to indoor exercise on high pollen days, or exercise early in the morning. Mid-morning and early evening tend to be the most pollen-ridden times of day.

Eat an anti-inflammatory diet. It may seem strange to eat for your eyes, but choosing to eat plenty of veggies, and low-processed food (as opposed to highly processed, super-refined food) will reduce inflammation in your whole system, including your eyes. Go for orange/red fruits and veg, dark leafy greens, pumpkin and sunflower seeds, hazelnuts and almonds.

Ensure your eyes get enough rest. Take time away from screens regularly throughout the day, and try the age-old (and effective) trick of making a pot of chamomile tea, then using the (cooled) teabags on your closed eyes. Not only does chamomile tea relax your body, the topical application relaxes and calms your eyes.
SUPPLEMENTAL HELP
Try a supplement of Sea Buckthorn Oil, and/or Hyaluronic Acid, both of which can be helpful when eyes are drier than is comfortable.
Once your eyes are irritated, it can be hard to avoid rubbing or even just touching them, in an attempt to reduce the discomfort. A far better strategy is to use eye drops that are designed to protect against pollen, and relieve red, itchy, hayfever eyes. New for this season are A.Vogel Pollinosan Hayfever Eye Drops.

Suitable for adults and children above 7 years old, these drops contain hyaluronic acid and chamomile extract, and are vegan and suitable for using with all contact lenses.
Due to the sterile dispenser bottle, no preservatives are required, which is a bonus for those with very sensitive eyes that object to irritating preservatives. It also means that you can use the drops for up to 6 months after opening the bottle.

Soothing your eyes won’t just make them look better – less red and puffy! And it won’t just help you see better. It will also reduce the chances of headaches caused by inflammation around the eyes and nasal passages. And your sense of smell will be less impeded – a chance to enjoy the scent of summer!
WHY EYE?
AS YOU’RE SNEEZING AND SPLUTTERING YOUR WAY THROUGH THE SPRING AND SUMMER, WITH A NOSE THAT CAN’T DECIDE WHETHER TO ITCH AND RUN, OR BLOCK AND SNUFFLE, IT MAY SEEM A CURSE TOO FAR THAT YOUR EYES JUMP IN ON THE POLLEN-HATING ACT AND BLIND YOU TO THE BEAUTY OF THE SHIMMERING PLANT LIFE AROUND YOU.
WHY DO OUR EYES SOMETIMES OBJECT SO OVERWHELMINGLY TO AIRBORNE IRRITANTS SUCH AS POLLEN?
Partly because anything in the atmosphere may disturb our vision and damage the eye, so our bodies are primed to pull down the eyelids at a millisecond’s notice to protect the eye against an incoming particle. That’s grand – we really don’t want specks of pollen or dust or dander in our eyes. The eye can also produce a flood of water (tears) to sweep away anything that might have made it into the eye. Again, all good – let’s clean our windscreens on a regular basis, so we can see out!

The problem comes when there’s an overly enthusiastic reaction to irritants, with eyes ready to gush forth tears at the slightest breath of wind or hint of smoke, let alone a burst of pollen. Cells in the membranes lining our eyes and nose can produce the inflammatory chemical histamine, as part of what our immune system thinks is an appropriate response to an enemy. Eyes can be overly reactive to things like pollen, which are actually no threat, when:
They are very dry, due to factors such as menopause, screen use, heated or air-conditioned air, or Sjogren’s disease

They are already inflamed, due to overproduction of histamine, an inflammatory diet, stress, sleep deprivation, issues with contact lenses, or light sensitivity
Another factor can be inflammation in a different part of your ear/nose/throat tract, as this tract is joins up the areas inside your head, and tissue inflammation in one area can cause irritation and/or inflammation in another. So, calming your nose and throat will help calm your eyes.
HOW CAN OUR EYES BE RESTORED TO
CLEAR VISION?
There are a number of practical strategies that it makes sense to employ during the pollen season, if your eyes (nose/throat) are sensitive to the outpourings of the natural world at this time.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Keep abreast of the pollen forecast, to check when you need to be super-cautious. Go to https://www.avogel.co.uk/health/hayfever/pollen-forecast/ for day-to-day details of the situation in your locality.

Protect your eyes from airborne irritants with wraparound glasses. Choose dark glasses onsunny days, as they will also protect against strong sunlight causing irritation.

Swap to indoor exercise on high pollen days, or exercise early in the morning. Mid-morning and early evening tend to be the most pollen-ridden times of day.

Eat an anti-inflammatory diet. It may seem strange to eat for your eyes, but choosing to eat plenty of veggies, and low-processed food (as opposed to highly processed, super-refined food) will reduce inflammation in your whole system, including your eyes. Go for orange/red fruits and veg, dark leafy greens, pumpkin and sunflower seeds, hazelnuts and almonds.

Ensure your eyes get enough rest. Take time away from screens regularly throughout the day, and try the age-old (and effective) trick of making a pot of chamomile tea, then using the (cooled) teabags on your closed eyes. Not only does chamomile tea relax your body, the topical application relaxes and calms your eyes.
SUPPLEMENTAL HELP
Try a supplement of Sea Buckthorn Oil, and/or Hyaluronic Acid, both of which can be helpful when eyes are drier than is comfortable.
Once your eyes are irritated, it can be hard to avoid rubbing or even just touching them, in an attempt to reduce the discomfort. A far better strategy is to use eye drops that are designed to protect against pollen, and relieve red, itchy, hayfever eyes. New for this season are A.Vogel Pollinosan Hayfever Eye Drops.

Suitable for adults and children above 7 years old, these drops contain hyaluronic acid and chamomile extract, and are vegan and suitable for using with all contact lenses.
Due to the sterile dispenser bottle, no preservatives are required, which is a bonus for those with very sensitive eyes that object to irritating preservatives. It also means that you can use the drops for up to 6 months after opening the bottle.

Soothing your eyes won’t just make them
look better – less red and puffy! And it
won’t just help you see better. It will also
reduce the chances of headaches caused
by inflammation around the eyes and
nasal passages. And your sense of smell
will be less impeded – a chance to enjoy
the scent of summer!
WHY EYE?
AS YOU’RE SNEEZING AND SPLUTTERING YOUR WAY THROUGH THE SPRING AND SUMMER, WITH A NOSE THAT CAN’T DECIDE WHETHER TO ITCH AND RUN, OR BLOCK AND SNUFFLE, IT MAY SEEM A CURSE TOO FAR THAT YOUR EYES JUMP IN ON THE POLLEN-HATING ACT AND BLIND YOU TO THE BEAUTY OF THE SHIMMERING PLANT LIFE AROUND YOU.
WHY DO OUR EYES SOMETIMES OBJECT SO OVERWHELMINGLY TO AIRBORNE IRRITANTS SUCH AS POLLEN?
Partly because anything in the atmosphere may disturb our vision and damage the eye, so our bodies are primed to pull down the eyelids at a millisecond’s notice to protect the eye against an incoming particle. That’s grand – we really don’t want specks of pollen or dust or dander in our eyes. The eye can also produce a flood of water (tears) to sweep away anything that might have made it into the eye. Again, all good – let’s clean our windscreens on a regular basis, so we can see out!

The problem comes when there’s an overly enthusiastic reaction to irritants, with eyes ready to gush forth tears at the slightest breath of wind or hint of smoke, let alone a burst of pollen. Cells in the membranes lining our eyes and nose can produce the inflammatory chemical histamine, as part of what our immune system thinks is an appropriate response to an enemy. Eyes can be overly reactive to things like pollen, which are actually no threat, when:
They are very dry, due to factors such as menopause, screen use, heated or air-conditioned air, or Sjogren’s disease

They are already inflamed, due to overproduction of histamine, an inflammatory diet, stress, sleep deprivation, issues with contact lenses, or light sensitivity
Another factor can be inflammation in a different part of your ear/nose/throat tract, as this tract is joins up the areas inside your head, and tissue inflammation in one area can cause irritation and/or inflammation in another. So, calming your nose and throat will help calm your eyes.
HOW CAN OUR EYES BE
RESTORED TO CLEAR VISION?
There are a number of practical strategies that it makes sense to employ during the pollen season, if your eyes (nose/throat) are sensitive to the outpourings of the natural world at this time.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Keep abreast of the pollen forecast, to check when you need to be super-cautious. Go to https://www.avogel.co.uk/health/hayfever/pollen-forecast/ for day-to-day details of the situation in your locality.

Protect your eyes from airborne irritants with wraparound glasses. Choose dark glasses onsunny days, as they will also protect against strong sunlight causing irritation.

Swap to indoor exercise on high pollen days, or exercise early in the morning. Mid-morning and early evening tend to be the most pollen-ridden times of day.

Eat an anti-inflammatory diet. It may seem strange to eat for your eyes, but choosing to eat plenty of veggies, and low-processed food (as opposed to highly processed, super-refined food) will reduce inflammation in your whole system, including your eyes. Go for orange/red fruits and veg, dark leafy greens, pumpkin and sunflower seeds, hazelnuts and almonds.

Ensure your eyes get enough rest. Take time away from screens regularly throughout the day, and try the age-old (and effective) trick of making a pot of chamomile tea, then using the (cooled) teabags on your closed eyes. Not only does chamomile tea relax your body, the topical application relaxes and calms your eyes.
SUPPLEMENTAL HELP
Try a supplement of Sea Buckthorn Oil, and/or Hyaluronic Acid, both of which can be helpful when eyes are drier than is comfortable.
Once your eyes are irritated, it can be hard to avoid rubbing or even just touching them, in an attempt to reduce the discomfort. A far better strategy is to use eye drops that are designed to protect against pollen, and relieve red, itchy, hayfever eyes. New for this season are A.Vogel Pollinosan Hayfever Eye Drops.

Suitable for adults and children above 7 years old, these drops contain hyaluronic acid and chamomile extract, and are vegan and suitable for using with all contact lenses.
Due to the sterile dispenser bottle, no preservatives are required, which is a bonus for those with very sensitive eyes that object to irritating preservatives. It also means that you can use the drops for up to 6 months after opening the bottle.

Soothing your eyes won’t just make them look better – less red and puffy! And it won’t just help you see better. It will also reduce the chances of headaches caused by inflammation around the eyes and nasal passages. And your sense of smell will be less impeded – a chance to enjoy
the scent of summer!

Zeen is a next generation WordPress theme. It’s powerful, beautifully designed and comes with everything you need to engage your visitors and increase conversions.

More Stories
Getting Sociable
error: Content is protected !!
Download
Why Eye?