Springtime is here and along with the warm weather we all patiently waited for comes seasonal allergies. According to the CDC, over 50 million Americans will suffer from allergies this year. Seasonal allergies can cause a variety of unpleasant symptoms including, sneezing, sinus congestion, itchy throat, and eye irritation. With the pollen count around Columbus, OH averaging in the medium to high zone (5.3-12 )* for the past month, our doctors at COA have been seeing an influx of patients that have irritation, itching, and redness around the eyes. Find out how you can help protect your eyes from seasonal allergies and when to see a doctor for major eye issues that could easily be masked by allergies.