1. Drops can help with symptoms such as itchy eyes, lacrimation, redness, watery discharge, stinging and burning.
  2. You could try artificial tears that have no medication, or drops that contain:
  3. Antihistamines: They provide short-term relief.
  4. Some eye drops contain both antihistamines and mast cell stabilisers for fast and long-lasting relief.
  5. Do not use for more than 2 -3 days.
  6. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs): They can help, but they sting or burn a little when you put them in.
  7. Prescription corticosteroids: You may relieve severe or chronic symptoms, but you will use them only for a short time.if you have eye allergies and contact lenses, ask your eye care professional for eye drops to retain your lenses.

PLEASE NOTE: NEVER RUB YOUR EYES – EVER!

Very important: Always make sure you discuss and make decisions about your eye care based upon a formal appointment with your optician.

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KOBRIN & MARTIN OPTOMETRISTS, SANDTON

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