The air is becoming cooler in the Okanagan as winter is almost upon us. Some enjoyable aspects come with the cold, like delicious hot chocolate and ski season, but it also has its downsides as well – icy roads, wind burned cheeks, and chapped lips.
Another drawback you may notice as the temperatures continue to drop is irritated, dry eyes. The contrast between the brisk temperatures outdoors and dry heat inside can cause our eyes to become dehydrated quicker during the winter creating a stinging, gritty, or burning sensation as your glands struggle to produce enough quality tears.
Heres a list of Do’s and Don’ts to help keeping your eyes hydrated and healthy throughout the winter season:
Moderate to severe dry eyes often require more intervention and it is best to seek consultation with a Doctor of Optometry. At Nuvue Optometry, we have many specialized dry eye tests and treatments. Book your dry eye examination and Nuvue Optometry today.
If you have any questions or would like to book a consultation, please call our friendly office anytime.Dr Devin W Almond, BSc, OD
We have consulted with medical colleagues, the College of Optometry and other health sources, and feel at this time it is appropriate to modify our service delivery model. This will be reviewed daily, and adjusted to provide an appropriate response to the pandemic.
Effective on Monday, March 23, 2020, Nuvue Optometry will be open Monday to Thursday, 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. After hour support is available by phoning 250-826-3061. DO NOT GO TO THE HOSPITAL WITH EYE RELATED PROBLEMS.
Services will be limited to urgent appointments, whether medical or vision related. Optical services will be available in a limited capacity.
Please continue to call to book future appointments for mid- April.
PLEASE REMEMBER, IF YOU ARE SICK, HAVE A FEVER OR BREATHING PROBLEM.
STAY HOME AND CALL YOUR MEDICAL DOCTOR OR URGENT CARE CENTRE.
We wish all of our patients continued good health and a quick return to our normal lives.Drs. Brad and Devin Almond and the caring staff of Nuvue Optometry