Your Allergy & Treatment Tips for Your Irritated Eyes

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eye allergy

by Dr. Nadine Shelton

eye allergy

There are treatment options for your eye allergy

Allergy and your irritated Eye

Eye irritation from your allergy is a common problem that I see every year. Flowers and other pollen emitting plants are filling the air we breath each spring and summer.  Here are some tips to help treat and ease some common symptoms:

  1. Minimize your contact with known allergy triggers: avoid going outside when it is windy, stay indoors mid-morning or early evening when pollen counts are at their peak and close your car windows while driving;
  2. Reduce itchy eye symptoms by applying a cold face cloth over closed eyes for 5-10 minutes;
  3. Lubricate your eyes with artificial tears as needed and try putting the drops in the fridge for a cool sensation;
  4. Switch to daily disposable contact lenses during allergy season as allergens like to stick to moist surfaces; and,
  5. Try not to rub or touch your eyes as this will worsen the symptoms.

Allergen Treatment

Visit me, free of charge at nv eye care eye wear, if your symptoms persist or worsen or to discuss other possible treatment options. Patient visits are always covered by Manitoba Health, for those with a Manitoba Health number. For more answers to your eye health questions, please contact me, Dr. Nadine Shelton at nv eye care eye wear, 204-504-6863.


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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.


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nv eye care & eye wear located at 698 Corydon Ave in Winnipeg, Canada

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 to learn more about us at


Nadine with Filipa Paulino with custom green tint sunglasses

The Owner

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 fifteen 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, call us at (204) 504-6863 or come see us at 100-698 Corydon Ave in Winnipeg, Canada.