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    How to approach the management of seasonal allergies


    Contact lens use

    Dr. Raizman typically does not tell allergy sufferers to discontinue contact lens use unless the lenses are very uncomfortable. However, he does encourage lens wearers to be vigilant about their cleaning regimen during allergy season.

    Replacing lenses frequently during allergy season, or even switching to daily disposable lenses, can be a good choice for allergy sufferers. However, even aggressive cleaning routines can still leave some proteins behind and cause discomfort, he said.

    Dr. Donnenfeld noted that contact lenses could make allergic conjunctivitis worse. Patients with mild disease may be able to continue wearing them with treatment, but more severe cases might require a break from lens use.

    “For some patients, continuing contact lens use will prevent resolution of the disease,” he said.

    He agreed that extended wear lenses are the worst option in allergic conjunctivitis patients. Daily wear is better, and gas-permeable contact lenses are even better than that.

    There are many therapies used in the management of allergic conjunctivitis, including topical antihistamines, mast cell stabilizers, topical corticosteroids, and systemic therapies.


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