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
On May 4th Nuvue Optometry will begin to re-open and provide essential eye care services. We will be providing a limited number of comprehensive examinations for patients who need a prescription and for eye health concerns (macular degeneration, cataract, glaucoma, etc.). Your safety is of the upmost importance and we are completely changing how we deliver optometric care to minimize physical contact.
The following procedures will be effect.
Routine examinations could still be postponded at this time. We request that if any patient feels ill, they should stay home. Initially, the office will be open Monday through Thursday from 10am to 3pm.
Drs. Brad & Devin Almond and the caring staff of Nuvue Optometry
We understand this may be a burden for you, however the health and safety of everyone is paramount to move forward.
Thank you for supporting our local business during this difficult time. Local businesses in Kelowna need you now more than ever. Thank you for being patient, and for continuing to choose Nuvue Optometry for your eye care.
Drs Brad and Devin Almond and the caring staff of Nuvue Optometry