The warm, sunny weather has brought a high pollen count in many areas which is causing misery to many hay fever sufferers. Grass pollen levels are increasing to a very high risk, while other allergens such as nettle, dock, and plantain are also rising.
No more itchy eyes
One of the unpleasant and distracting symptoms of hay fever is itchy eyes (allergic conjunctivitis).
Wearing our hayfever glasses and sunglasses stops the itching fast.
They were recommended in The Times Health Supplement in March 2019 in an article entitled: Three ways to prepare for the hay fever season.
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John from Eyewear Accessories explains how Ziena glasses block pollen and relieve dry eyes.
Don't rub your eyes - you might transmit the virus
It has never been more important to avoid rubbing your eyes than during the Coronavirus pandemic.
According to respected medical experts, the COVID-19 virus can be transmitted from a person's hands to the mucous membranes in the eyes when they rub them. See for example the recent article in the Lancet on this topic. It can also be transmitted to the eyes if they come into contact with infectious airborne droplets.
Our glasses stop you touching your eyes
Wearing our glasses not only takes away the itch but also physically stops you touching your eyes with your hands as well as blocking infected respiratory particles from transmitting the virus to them.
How do our glasses block pollen?
The distinguishing feature of our hay fever glasses and sunglasses is the gasket (also referred to as an eye cup) that is clipped behind the rims.
The gasket rests comfortably around your eye sockets, acting as a barrier to stop pollen reaching your eyes. It also protects your eyes from dust and wind, and helps to keep them moisturised.
The gasket is well concealed behind the rims of the glasses and has filtered vents that block fine dust and pollen. It also blocks much more peripheral glare than normal wraparound sunglasses, making our glasses a good choice if your eyes are very sensitive to the sun’s glare.
When you don't need the extra protection, simply unclip the gasket and wear them as normal wraparound sunglasses.
Benefit from your hay fever glasses year after year
Once you've bought your hay fever glasses or sunglasses, you can wear them each year as the need takes you.
Some people use them just in the hay fever season, but many people find them useful all year round for keeping out wind, dust and glare and acting as moisture chamber glasses to alleviate dry eye symptoms.
What customers say about our glasses
Over many years we have received emails from customers telling us how effectively our glasses have stopped their eyes itching throughout the hay fever season.
Click this link to read feedback on our hay fever glasses.
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- How well do 7eye and Ziena glasses keep pollen out of your eyes?
How to choose the best hay fever sunglasses for your needs
To maximise the effectiveness of hay fever you will need to select a model that fits closely around your eye sockets. Referring to these pages will help you decide which model(s) to buy:
- Overview of different styles of glasses
- 7eye AirShield range overview
- Ziena Eyewear range overview
- Body Specs flexible goggles
- Customer feedback on hay fever glasses
- Which 7eye glasses are best for cycling if you have hayfever?
- Size guide
- Choosing lens colour
- Prescription lenses
- Hay fever glasses for kids
It is a good idea to order two different models of glasses so that you can compare the fit. Use our free returns service if you order two and keep one.
If you need more guidance, do not hesitate to contact us.