April 20-26, 2020 is World Allergy Week. This global initiative seeks to bring attention to how common allergies can affect a person's general health. This is especially true when it comes to eyesight. Allergies can lead to a number of eye conditions, such as conjunctivitis, an inflammation of the tissues that cover the eyeball.

Spring is an apt time for World Allergy Week, as trees, flowers and other flora are budding and releasing pollen at this time throughout the northern hemisphere.