**This post is brought to you by VISINE and TheMotherhood and I've been compensated for my time. However, all opinions are my own.

I love, love, LOVE this time of year with the warmer temps and more time spent outdoors...however, I am not a fan of allergy season! My two boys, my husband and I all suffer from seasonal allergies. With it being that time of year, I was excited when asked to be a part of a program with VISINE to help provide my family, and yours, with advice and tips to help find some relief! 


I have already learned so much! Did you know that an estimated 50 million Americans suffer from allergies (that's 1 in 5!). It's actually the fifth leading chronic disease in the US among all ages, and the third most chronic disease among children under 18. 

Allergies can effect everyone differently. For me, it's my eyes! They get red, watery and itchy. Eye allergies happen when airborne allergens and other particles land directly on the surface of the eye, causing irritation and redness. Subsequently, the body reacts to the substance by flooding the eyes with tears and mucus. The most frequent airborne allergens include pollen, pet dander, grass, dust, weeds, and mold.

Do you suffer from eye allergies too? The symptoms can include:
  • Itching
  • Redness
  • Tearing 
  • Swelling and puffiness of the eylids
  • Burning sensation
  • Watery eyes
  • "Foreign body sensation"
Thankfully, there can be relief with VISINE-A Eye Allergy Relief. I was sent some to try and it helps to temporarily relieve itchy, red eyes due to pollen, ragweed, grass, animal hair and dander. They are clinically proven effective for eye allergy relief.  

Combining an antihistamine with a redness reliever they help to temporarily relieve eye itchiness and redness, helping them get back to normal. My husband has been working outside more lately and has found great relief with these eye drops as well!

Aside from great information about the VISINE-A Eye Allergy Relief drops, VISINE has also shared some great allergy tips as well.

Indoors:
  • wash linens and clothes regularly
  • keep windows shut to keep out pollen and other outdoor allergens
  • vacuum and dust often to reduce indoor allergens
  • run the air conditioner or filter to sift out allergens. Make sure to keep air filters clean and replace them regularly.
  • Put allergy proof covers on pillows, mattresses and comforters to ward off dust mites
Outdoors:
  • check the pollen count before going outside each day - pollen counts tend to be highest 5-10AM
  • shower after being outdoors to remove allergens that may have stuck to you. Use a sterile saline eye wash to flush allergens out of your eyes
  • do not hang laundry to dry outdoors because allergens can stick to the clothes
  • glasses and sunglasses act as a barrier or shield to minimize allergens from sticking to your eyes. 
  • if you prefer to wear contact lenses, choose a daily disposable lens, which can minimize accumulation of allergens as well. Contact lens wearers can use VISINE-A Eye Allergy Relief, but need to remove contact lenses before use and wait at least 15 minutes before reinserting contact lenses after using the drops.
For more allergy season tips and tricks, you can visit the VISINE website.

Also, be sure to the #EyesonVISINE Twitter party with VISINE TODAY to learn more about what causes eye allergies, how you can preven and manage some of the most common symptoms, exchange advice and WIN useful prizes!

There will be five prizes! Each prize includes a chic cosmetics pouch, VISINE-A, facial tissues, throat drops and a $25 AmEx gift card! Join us today at noon ET! 
Here's the Twtvite with all the details!



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  4. lil_lady_dz May 22, 2014 at 3:17 AM  

    I have severe allergies. I have an air purifier in my house and that seems to helps. I also have my hubby check the air filters often, and I vacuum a lot, make sure bedding stays clean, and we don't have any animals so far. Seems like they are worse this year.

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