Hayfever affects around 1 in 5 Australians5

Why do we get seasonal eye allergies?


Allergies are the result of a reaction by the immune system to a normally harmless substance. A substance that causes an allergy is known as an allergen.
When an allergen comes into contact with the eye the body mistakenly feels that it needs to fight off the threat. The immune system tells the eye to release chemicals, like histamine.
These chemicals are responsible for the symptoms of eye allergy like itching, watering, irritation and redness.

 
 



80% of allergy sufferers experience allergy eye symptoms1


Seasonal allergy is also known as hayfever or outdoor allergy. Seasonal allergies are usually caused by pollen from trees, grass and flowers. It can be difficult to avoid seasonal allergy triggers and for some people, seasonal allergies can last for months.5

Allergy eye affects 75% of hayfever sufferers