Exeter firm helps hay fever sufferers

Dan Partridge
Authored by Dan Partridge
Posted Friday, June 19, 2015 - 11:29am

It looks like summer is finally here, but with a soaring pollen count not all of us are able to enjoy the warmer weather in the way that we'd like to.

An Exeter business is tackling hay fever head on, helping its long-suffering customers to get outside and minimise their symptoms.

Eyewear Accessories is a family business run by John and Alison Waddington. Since starting out in 2008 they've helped thousands of customers to protect their eyes from pollen, dust and wind. They are the exclusive UK provider for several leading US brands of hay fever and moisture chamber sunglasses.

Hay fever – or allergic rhinitis – is a condition that currently affects 16 million people in the UK, a figure which is expected to rise to 30 million in the next 20 years. It's caused by the immune system overreacting to allergens such as pollen, resulting in symptoms such as sore throats, runny noses and itchy eyes. It's particularly common at this time of year, and those of us living in beautiful Devon suffer more than most.

There are already numerous hay fever relief products on the market, including eye drops, tablets, sunglasses and even local honey. How then are Eyewear Accessories different?

John said: “Our products are designed to target the symptoms of allergic conjunctivitis – the itchy eyes that you get when hay fever hits. They have discreet protective eye cups which act as a barrier to reduce the amount of pollen and other allergens reaching your eyes.”

“They are a natural, stylish and effective way to combat itchy eyes – reducing dependency on medication. The glasses help people suffering with a wide range of eye conditions including dry or watery eyes to get outside and enjoy spending time in the great outdoors.”

John and Alison are delighted that their hay fever glasses are helping customers to enjoy the good summer weather in spite of record high pollen levels:

“We take a personal interest in the needs of every customer. We're always delighted to hear how our products are helping people to do the things they love, whether it's cycling, sailing, playing golf, or simply spending more time outdoors.”

You can find out more about Eyewear Accessories and their range of hay fever sunglasses by visiting www.eyewear-accessories.co.uk

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