Dry Eye Symptoms

Managing Dry Eye Caused by Seasonal Allergies

Spring is in full bloom across Canada, with blossoming flowers and budding trees creating a colourful tapestry and beautiful look in our cities. Unfortunately, another seasonal visitor is lurking among the greenery and it’s one that causes annoyance and discomfort for many – seasonal allergies.


Seasonal Allergies – Looking at the Numbers

Seasonal allergies are a huge problem for Canadians, and the figures are nothing to sneeze at. Approximately 20-30 per cent of all Canadians deal with seasonal allergies each year, enduring a miserable spring until pollen levels dissipate. Unfortunately, many of these individuals deal with further irritation that isn’t well reported on.

A 2015 ophthalmology study by the University of Miami uncovered an interesting wrinkle to seasonal allergies. Alongside runny noses, scratchy throats and other common symptoms, nearly 21 per cent of seasonal allergy sufferers develop dry eye syndrome each year. Dry eye can significantly impact upon quality of life, and these are the symptoms allergy sufferers should be aware of:


Symptoms of dry eye include:
  • Gritty feeling like something is in your eye
  • Blurry vision
  • Stinging or burning sensation in the eye
  • Stringy discharge from the eyes
  • Periods of excessive watering after periods of dry sensation
  • Eye pain and redness
  • Eyelids that feel heavy
  • If you’re one of the thousands of Canadians dealing with dry eye symptoms caused by seasonal allergies, we have some good news to share. There’s no reason to suffer needlessly. Safe and highly effective dry eye treatment is available in the form of Evolve’s industry leading range of dry eye drops

    These drops, which are simple to use and gentle on the eyes, provide round-the-clock protection from the symptoms of dry eye, leaving sufferers free to live a life without the distraction and annoyance of dry eye syndrome.

    Looking to learn more about how eye drops can help prevent dry eye? Here are just some of the benefits you’ll enjoy with the long-lasting and natural power of our Evolve™ Eye Drop range.


    Natural Formulation 

    Did You Know: Evolve Eye Drops use a natural formula that’s free from preservatives and phosphates. Many of the top selling Canadian eye drop brands feature a chemical called Benzalkonium Chloride. This chemical can act as a pro-inflammatory agent on the eyes, causing increasing irritation with long-term use. Look for preservative-free eye drops like our industry leading Evolve range.


    Lubrication of the Eye Surface

    If a garden is dry and parched, we’ll water it. Similarly, if we’re thirsty, we reach for a drink. Our eyes should be treated no differently. Each of our Evolve™ Eye Drops contains the natural lubricant Hyaluronic Acid (HA). Water molecules are drawn to HA, working over time to keep eyes constantly lubricated and helping to prevent dry eye symptoms. 


    Improvements to Vision

    Each of eyes is lubricated via our tear film. This layer of moisture not only protects our eyes from damage, it’s also the first refractive surface which light travels through to reach the retina. When this film is damaged or unstable, it exposes the ocular surface and degrades the quality of our eyesight. Eye drops work to ensure the integrity of this layer, preventing damage and increasing the quality of eyesight.


    Find Dry Eye Relief with Evolve Eye Drops

    Don’t suffer needlessly with dry eye symptoms caused by seasonal allergies. Our Evolve Eye Drop range is available in two varieties: Daily Intensive Eye Drops, and our Intensive Gel Drops. Both products are highly engineered to provide immediate, long-lasting relief delivered in an easy-squeeze bottle. Use our Clinic Locator to find your nearest Evolve retailer.


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