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Where Your Fall Allergies Are Coming From

Where Your Fall Allergies Are Coming From

Spring may be the time that drug companies advertise their anti-allergy medications, but hay fever sufferers know that fall is at least as bad in this regard. Instead of tree pollen causing allergies, we have grasses, ragweed, and other such plants getting ready to set seed for the winter. Not only that, the change in the weather can result in a spike of allergens in the air.

Woman with fall allergies needs to see an optometrist.

Pollen Everywhere

Fall is the last hurrah for plants to get their seeds ready to go in West Des Moines IA. Many of these seeds are timed to go dormant over the winter and sprout next spring, but for them to be ready soon enough, pollination must happen now. This results in plenty of itchy, watery, and swollen eyes around this time of year.

Dry Days Bring Dust

This isn't always noticeable, but when it is, it'll have you sneezing and wiping your eyes on a near-constant basis. As rainfall slows and the ground dries out, dust from lawns, dirt roads, and even road grime are no longer weighted down. The result can be swirls of allergens outside, and these will come in as soon as you open a door or window.

Wet Days Aren't Panaceas Either

You may think that your allergies will be fine if it rains, but unfortunately, Des Moines IA doesn’t make it that easy. Rain triggers some plants and molds to release spores, which are also well-known for their allergy-inducing properties.

There are several ways to defend yourself from all of these allergens. One is to make an appointment with an optometrist in Des Moines. We have five doctors on staff here at Huseman Eye Care, so there won't be a long wait to get the treatment you need. Our doctors can prescribe anti-allergy eye drops and other therapies that will get you through this and all of the other seasons that are known for bringing on allergies.

Hours of Operation

Our Regular Schedule

Merle Hay Office: 515.278.1653

Monday:

9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Tuesday:

9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Wednesday:

9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Thursday:

9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Friday:

9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Saturday:

9:20 am - 5:30 pm

Sunday:

11:00 am - 4:30 pm

Valley West Office: 515.224.9681

Monday:

9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Tuesday:

9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Wednesday:

9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Thursday:

9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Friday:

9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Saturday:

9:20 am - 5:30 pm

Sunday:

11:00 am - 4:30 pm

Valley West Office : 515.224.9681

Our offices are conveniently located in the Merle Hay Mall in Des Moines and the Valley West Mall in West Des Moines, Iowa.

Testimonials

Reviews From Our Satisfied Patients

  • "I decided to get my eyes checked on a whim while I was at the mall and they were able to fit me in. The tech who worked with me worked quickly yet carefully. Dr. Brown was very kind, professional, and knowledgeable."
    Rachel S.
  • "Super friendly, helpful and efficient staff and Dr. Brown is always great to work with. I am very happy with the care and services at this office."
    Beth R.
  • "Had an exam yesterday, everyone was very nice. I also had my rowdy 3-year old and they were so patient as he was very curious to what was going on, they had crayons and paper for him. Dr. Katie was who I saw and she explained everything so well I had no problem understanding what she was telling me. I was impressed with how quickly I was able to see her since this was my first visit and check in went quickly. I would definitely recommend this company to anyone looking for a comfortable atmosphere."
    Ashley B.
  • "I was able to schedule a same day appointment which was very convenient. The technician was very helpful and explained all the tests that were performed. Dr. Brown was fast, efficient, and very through with my eye exam. I will continue to trust Huseman for my eye health."
    Marqui B.
  • "It is always a pleasant experience working with Dr. Soults and Dr. Brown at the Valley West clinic."
    Shane O.

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