How to Protect Your Eyes During Allergy Season

Medically Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar, MD on April 18, 2021

For some people, it seems like every season is allergy season. In the spring, it's the tree and flower pollen. Summer adds grass pollen. In the fall, it’s weed pollen.

The result? Red, itchy eyes that also burn and sting. For some people in warmer parts of the country, this can be a bother for as many as 10 months out of the year.

What can you do to ease pollen allergy symptoms?

The key is to avoid your allergy trigger to ease your symptoms:

• When pollen counts are high, limit how much time you spend outdoors if you can.
• Close doors and windows, and use air conditioning during warmer months. 
• Think about buying a HEPA (high efficiency particulate air) filter. These filter systems are good at removing allergens from the air indoors.