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Watch Out Allergies I’m Prepared!

There is no doubt when the pollen starts kicking up in our area we are aware. In addition to the blaring warnings that greet me when I log on to check the weather, my eyes, throat, and nose let me know there is pollen lurking outside just waiting to pounce.

Both my oldest son and I have allergies. If you catch us during some deep cleaning like closets and the garage you can always find us by the constant sneezing. With my son we have to be careful because he also has asthma and often allergies seem to irritate it some.

For me the two biggest and most annoying symptoms of my seasonal allergies is sneezing and itchy watery eyes.  Did you know an estimated 50 million Americans suffer from allergies? There just happened to be two of them in my house.

When my eyes are watery and won’t stop itching I have to do something. If not I will keep rubbing them until I really irritate them.  I always have eye drops with me I keep them in my purse.


VISINE®-A® Eye Allergy Relief Eye Drops combine an antihistamine with a redness reliever to temporarily relieve eye itchiness and redness, helping eyes get back to normal. It works pretty fast too so I can get back to what I need to be doing






  •  Wash linens and clothes regularly
  • Keep windows shut to keep out pollen and other outdoor allergen
  • Vacuum and dust often to reduce indoor allergens, such as dust and pet dander
  • Run the air conditioner or air filter to sift out allergens. Make sure to keep those air filters clean and replace them regularly
  • Put allergy proof covers on pillows, mattresses and comforters to ward off dust mites



  • Check the pollen count before going outside each day – pollen counts tend to be highest 5 – 10am
  • Shower after being outdoors to remove allergens that may have stuck to you. Use a sterile saline eye wash to flush allergens out ofyour eyes
  • Do not hang laundry to dry outdoors because allergens can stick to the clothes
  • Glasses and sunglasses act as a barrier or shield to minimize allergens from sticking to your eyes
  • If you prefer to wear contact lenses, choose a daily disposable lens, which can minimize accumulation of allergens as well. Contact lens wearers can use VISINE®-A® Eye Allergy Relief, but need to remove contact lenses before use and wait at least 15 minutes before reinserting contact lenses after using the drops

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 This post is part of a program with VISINE and The Motherhood, who sent me products and compensated me for my time. Opinions, experiences and photos shared here are all my own.

About Colleen Shibley

Colleen Shibley Mother to 3 kids, wife to an awesome & thoughtful husband, beach lover, book reader, working woman by day, and blogger by night. Blogging from sunny South Florida passionate about travel, good food, entertainment, and enjoying family time...[Read More...]


  1. Neat to see they have eye drops for itchy eyes, I am sure I will be needing some soon!

  2. My husband suffers really badly from allergies. Great tip about not hanging laundry to dry outside, I didn’t think about that last year, and I bet it makes a big difference.

  3. My husband has an awful time with smoke. Any kind of smoke. He also has sinus issues.

    We have yet to start hanging out our clothes this spring but I want to save on using the dryer.

  4. Yes, I can see you are very well prepared!

  5. Allergies have been horrible this season. I also keep a bottle of allergy eye drops in my purse!

  6. Rhiannon Rowland says:

    Love that they have drops with antihistamine in them!!! Amazing! Will have to get some for my allergy sufferers.

  7. Holly E says:

    Allergies are the only thing I hate about the Spring months. Visine definitely comes in hand at my house too.

  8. Sarah L says:

    I’m so lucky that I don’t have allergies. Glad you have the Visine for your pretty blue eyes.

  9. Glad you are prepared to keep those big blues from turning red.

  10. I never use to suffer but it’s been bad this year.

  11. Michelle S says:

    Eye drops always weirded me out, but I tried them once and i’m hooked.

  12. Trevor Oestreich says:

    You seem very well prepared and i will be sure to spread the info to my mom who is suffering horrible.

  13. My husband suffers from allergies and I notice my youngest does now too..on high pollen count days, they suffer!

  14. Allergies are the worst! I seem to wake up sneezing every morning from February through June.

  15. ellen beck says:

    Visine is one of the few products we have found that really work well without tons of side effects!

  16. Allergies are crazy this year. I’ve been using Visine like crazy.

  17. Tammy S says:

    My son and I both have to carry Visine on us because allergies are so bad this year. I always keep a bottle in my purse.

  18. Katharina says:

    I thought that our allergies couldn’t get worse than they were last year…. but boy was I wrong. It’s going to be a looooong spring and summer here. 🙁

  19. Chelsey says:

    Allergies are the worst! Thanks for sharing this!

  20. my eyes are bugging me this year!

  21. sheila ressel says:

    We go through this stuff like water at our home. The pollen count has been so high year round I can’t remember not having allergy flare-ups!

  22. Jo-Ann Brightman says:

    Allergies are worse this year. I too use Visine A , but it is not enough for my husband who becomes asthmatic.

  23. David Fultner says:

    I hate allergies. Thanks for the tip.

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