Warmer average temperatures and spoiling also mean pollen and other problems that were before just restricted to spring and summer can now last up to NINE months.
New factories species, such as ragweed, add to the pollen from grass and trees that already make itchy eyes and sneezing.
And pollution traps that pollen in the air for greater so it affects more people, said a report by eye care brand Bausch and Lomb’s Biotrue eyelid wipes.
It also means the ‘hayfever’ ready can now start with alder trees releasing pollen in January and take up until the last of the nettle pollen disappears in September.
But worse, ragweed let offs a ‘super allergen’, which can be even more irritating and assume many who are not usually sufferers of hayfever.
A survey of 2,000 adults by Bausch and Lomb’s Biotrue wipes establish 26 per cent suffer from seasonal allergies that throw out them red or itchy eyes.
Of these, half are affected by common hayfever geneses such as pollen from trees and plants while others texture it is dust in the air that affects them.
Francesca Marchetti, an optometrist and advisor to WINK, an unrestricted eye-care nel, said rubbing eyes just makes them train.
She said: “I see more people who really struggle with itchy, plagued eyes brought on by hay fever and other allergies which have a chief im ct on daily life.
“If your eyes feel gritty and itchy there is a loyal temptation to rub at them, which is the worst thing you can do.
“Our eyelashes are designed to net irritants and prevent them reaching the surface of the eye, but rubbing your winks will simply push pollen into the eye.”