by Dr. Nadine Shelton
The feelings of scratchy eyes or tearing eyes are a couple of symptoms of dry eye, even though these seem like different problems. Other symptoms can include intermittent blurred vision, stinging eyes, red eyes and a sensation of heavy eyelids. Dry eye occur when the quantity or quality of your tears fails to keep the surface of your eyes comfortably lubricated. The decrease in basal tear production, the increased tear evaporation and tear composition changes will all contribute to eye irritation.
One common factor that affects tear quality is a dry and windy environment, like the one found in Manitoba during the winter and summer months. Prolonged screen time, is the other factor that I see daily. When we are on the computer for a prolonged time, we forget to blink and this causes thinner tears due to increased tear evaporation.
Some common treatments for dry eye can include artificial tears, warm compresses and lifestyle changes depending on the cause of the symptoms. Wearing sunglasses will reduce sunlight and block wind from directly blowing on your dry eyes. Make a medical eye exam appointment with me, if you are experiencing any of the above, and would like a professional opinion. Just call nv eye care eye wear at 204-504- 6863 to make an appointment with me. Since this is usually a medical problem, those with a MB Health card do not pay for this service.
Eye Care at nv During COVID-19
Here at nv eye care & eye wear we are open for all your routine and emergent eye care. We limit the people in our office during COVID. It is best to call ahead or email to ensure we are not busy helping someone else.
Please call the Misericordia Urgent Eye Care Clinic at 204-774-6581, if you have eye issues and are feeling sick, or for afterhours eye care. You must call us to reschedule any appointments you have made with us, if you are feeling sick.
Eye Care Advice
We are here for your eye care needs during these difficult times. Do not hesitate to call or email us at nv eye care & eye wear, if you have any questions. For more answers to your vision health questions, please contact me, Dr. Nadine Shelton at nv eye care eye wear, 204-504-6863 or http://nvmyeyes.com/our-team/.
Dr. Nadine Shelton B.Sc, O.D. studied at University of Winnipeg, Canada and Indiana University, USA. She has worked abroad in Guanajuato, Mexico assisting outreach patient eye care with VOSH (Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity). Her university days focused on early child eye care and low vision. Dr. Shelton has been practicing optometry for fourteen years in Winnipeg and has celebrated five years in her own practice with her partner Victor Lopes in the heart of the Corydon Village called nv. nv is a full service optical where eye exams are available and a great selection of unique to the city eye wear can be found. Learn more at nvmyeyes.com, call us at (204) 504-6863 or come see us at 100-698 Corydon Ave in Winnipeg, Canada.