Our hay fever sunglasses have helped many people to get relief from itchy and sore eyes (allergic conjunctivitis) due to allergy to pollen. They are also referred to as pollen-filtering glasses, pollen guard glasses, or simply pollen glasses.
Our company and the pollen glasses we sell have been recommended in The Times on 12 March 2019 in an article entitled: Three ways to prepare for the hay fever season.
Gasket acts as a barrier against pollen, wind and dust
A discreet and comfortable gasket acts as a barrier to reduce the amount of pollen that reaches your eyes. It also protects your eyes from dust and wind, and helps to keep them moisturised.
The most popular range for hay fever protection is 7eye AirShield sunglasses. They are wraparound sunglasses with the addition of comfortable gaskets which are removable and replaceable.
When you don't need the extra protection, you can simply unclip the gasket and wear them as normal wraparound sunglasses.
Can be supplied with clear or tinted lenses or prescription lenses
More about the AirShield
The gaskets in 7eye AirShield sunglasses are made of a contoured, smooth foam material that compresses gently around your eye sockets. The AirShield is well concealed behind the frame and it has filtered vents that block fine dust and pollen.
The AirShield range is ideal for wearing as sunglasses. The gasket blocks much more peripheral glare than normal wraparound sunglasses. Also wearing 7eye AirShield with tinted lenses makes the gasket hardly visible from the outside of the frame.
Hay fever cycling glasses
7eye are recommended as hay fever cycling glasses. Cyclists can be particularly prone to hay fever as a large amount of airborne pollen is blown into their eyes as they move through the wind. Wearing 7eye AirShield glasses or sunglasses will minimise or even eliminate the problem of itchy eyes while cycling.
Body Specs sunglasses
We also sell Body Specs - an alternative brand of sunglasses that provides useful hay fever protection at a cost-effective price.
Like 7eye AirShield glasses, these are close fitting wraparound sunglasses with a removable gasket. They tend to fit people with medium and larger head sizes, so are not suitable for people with small or slim heads.
The Body Specs gasket is slimmer than the 7eye AirShield. While not providing quite as high a level of protection as 7eye glasses, Body Specs do have the advantage of improving peripheral vision. Customers have reported that Body Specs glasses have given them valuable protection from wind, dust, and pollen while also creating a moisture chamber effect to relieve dry eye symptoms.
Body Specs flexible goggles
Body Specs flexible goggles are comfortable lightweight dry eye / pollen goggles with separate padded moisture chambers and they come with interchangeable tinted and clear lenses.
Body Specs goggles have a flexible nose bridge and adjustable head cord that enables you to adjust them to the size of your head and to hug the contours of your face.
They have a good track record for helping dry eye and hay fever sufferers and have the advantage that they are very light and can be folded, so they are easily portable.
This makes them popular as travel goggles, as they can be worn on planes to keep your eyes moisturised and then used on holiday for hay fever or dust protection.
Ziena Eyewear look like normal glasses because they are not wraparound in style. They have a removable eye cup (choose white or black) which is made of a comfortable, flexible silicone material.
They are a popular choice for wearing indoors with clear lenses, whereas the 7eye AirShield and Body Specs are most suited to wearing outdoors.
How to choose the best sunglasses for your needs
The effectiveness of hay fever sunglasses to protect your eyes from pollen will be maximised by selecting a frame that fits well around your eye sockets. You may wish to buy a couple of different frames for comparison.
We suggest that you start with the Size Guide which lists all the glasses in order of increasing frame width. You can click through from the Size Guide to a full description of each frame, including its measurements.
Also look at our comparison between different frames in the 7eye AirShield range
Find out more
- Read customer feedback on these glasses
- Overview of different styles of glasses
- Sizing guide
- Hayfever glasses for kids
If you need more guidance, do not hesitate to contact us.