Spring is finally just around the corner again! It’s quite literally the season of new beginnings. A new assortment of plants begin to sprout from the ground. Leaves, flowers, and fruits burst from the trees all around us. Animals wake up from their winter slumber. The earth is coming back to life in more ways than one. Though this is all true, spring can bring with it conditions that adversely affect us physically.

Besides warmer weather and brightly colored flowers, another thing may come to mind when one thinks of spring: allergies. Sometimes called “hay fever,” seasonal allergies primarily occur during fall and spring, when the pollen count is at its highest. Once it starts to get warmer, new plant life immediately begins to sprout, which is directly followed by the release of pollen throughout the air. This spells out misery for allergy sufferers.

It is first important to consult with your doctor to see if your symptoms are due to seasonal allergies and not another underlying trigger. From there, you both can decide what might be the best route to go in order to ease your symptoms. Topical antihistamine drops are something that many use to combat the dryness and itchiness that may arise.

Besides this, there are a wide variety of ways to drastically reduce the effects of allergies in your daily life. If possible, stay inside on dry, windy days. This is when the pollen in the air is most substantial. Utilizing a dehumidifier, washing clothes after being outside, and taking over the counter or prescribed allergy medications are just some of the ways you can relieve the debilitating symptoms of seasonal allergies.

We can’t stress enough the importance of not rubbing your dry, itchy eyes. Not only can rubbing your eyes introduce infection to your body, but it can also create dark circles and, if something is stuck in your eye, you risk a corneal abrasion. It’s obviously easier said than done, but if you use the right methods to relieve your eye woes, your desire to rub them will decrease.

It’s common knowledge that, as spring rolls around, the days get longer. During the northern hemisphere’s spring and summer, the northern hemisphere is tilted towards the Sun. With longer hours of daylight and more direct sunlight it’s no wonder that one’s eyes might be more at risk. Eyelid cancer, cataracts, and even corneal sunburns are conditions that may surface due to excessive UV light exposure. The clearest solution for this dilemma is using sunglasses. All sunglasses on our site protect against 100 percent of UV rays. This is the single most important quality to look for when shopping for sunglasses. The color or darkness of the lens is irrelevant when it comes to blocking out UV rays. Wearing a large brimmed hat or cracking open an umbrella is also very effective in eye protection.

39DollarGlasses.com’s Drivewear lenses specifically protect against harmful rays by combining Transition Photochromic Technology with NuPolar polarization and are activated by visible light as well as UV light. They are different from our transition lenses in that they still change color behind the windshield of a car. If you wear transitions, you might have noticed that the tint of many do not change if you are inside of a vehicle. That is because most already have UV protection on the windows and windshields. With our Drivewear, your eyes are guaranteed maximum protection from UV rays. Our premium AR anti-glare coating helps protect your eyes as well. It will reduce brightness and allow you to see more clearly on the brightest of days.

Spring is a season that most of us wait all year for. But it is widely apparent that it has its downsides. Protect your eyes and overall well-being by ensuring your knowledge of spring eye-safety. After all, your eyes are one of your most valuable assets.