Whether it’s hay fever, dust or pets, allergy symptoms can be a real nightmare to live with. Hay fever causing red, itchy eyes, sneezing and a runny nose when the weather finally starts to warm up can put a real dampener on those long summer days.
If you’ve tried pills and nasal sprays but you’re still suffering, relief might just come from the perfect summer accessory – your favourite shades. Who knew?
Sunglasses can be particularly effective in helping fend off pollen, the main culprit for causing that pesky hay fever. Hay fever affects 1 in 5 people in the U.K. at some point in their lives according to the NHS, who also recommend wearing sunglasses as a non-medicinal option for reducing symptoms.
The way sunglasses can help is very simple, they work as a physical barrier between the pollen grains in the air and your eyes. This not only reduces irritation in your eyes but can help reduce symptoms like sneezing and a runny nose, as the eyes and nose are closely connected. The UV protection can also help to reduce the irritation and keep you feeling more comfortable all summer long.