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New Fall Allergy Capitals(TM) Reveal the Most Challenging Cities for Allergy Sufferers
Date:10/2/2009

ses that you use for longer periods of time, may experience discomfort and symptoms such as ocular itching, tearing, and redness because allergens and other irritants can build up on contact lenses over time. Studies show that single-use contacts - daily disposable lenses that you throw away at the end of the day, can be a more comfortable option for many people with eye allergies than lenses replaced every two weeks or more.

During the fall when outdoor allergy triggers peak,(2D) people may continue to suffer from indoor allergies caused by common allergy triggers like pet dander and dust mites.(3A) In addition, ragweed and pollen can travel indoors through open windows and doors.(2E) Indoor and outdoor allergy triggers can be a significant challenge for people year round.(3B)

To help allergy sufferers better understand and manage the condition this fall, AAFA is offering a free educational brochure titled "Eye Health and Allergies." The brochure, supported by 1 DAY ACUVUE® MOIST® Brand Contact Lenses, includes vital allergy season advice for the nation's 40 million contact lens wearers. The brochure, which also includes a Free*** Trial Pair Certificate for the contact lenses, can be downloaded at www.AllergyCapitals.com. By visiting the Web site, people can learn if their city is an Allergy Capital and get information about allergy symptoms, how to avoid triggers, and how to best treat their symptoms.

About The Allergy Capitals(TM)

The Allergy Capitals is an annual research project of AAFA to identify "the 100 most challenging places to live with allergies" in the spring and fall seasons. The rankings are based on scientific analysis of three factors for 100 metro areas. The data measured and compared each year includes: (1)

  • Pollen scores (airborne grass/tree/weed pollen and mold spores)*
  • Number of al
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SOURCE The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA)
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