Although we are unable to open our doors to routine care, our team at Insight Eye Care is still available to answer your questions and provide resources regarding your ocular health.
To read more on this topic, visit the Canadian Association of Optometrists website
The Canadian Pediatric Society and Public Health of Ontario recommend:
It may be difficult to stick within these parameters during self-isolation and especially now, since classrooms have gone virtual. Consider these additional tips to set an example for your kids:
Public Health of Ontario: https://www.publichealthontario.ca/-/media/documents/parental-support-screen-time.pdf?la=en
Canadian Pediatric Society: https://www.cps.ca/documents/position/screen-time-and-young-children
We typically recommend the Bruder Moist Heat Eye Compress. Its non-allergenic and anti-bacterial properties make it a safe option that efficiently holds the heat. It can be placed in a microwave for approximately 20 seconds (individual settings may vary), and then placed on the eyes for 10 minutes. The compress can also be hand washed and reused as needed.
To purchase the Bruder Moist Heat Eye Compress, please call our office or visit shopinsight.ca
An alternate option if you don’t have a microwave at home is the EyeGiene. It is a self-heating option through Warming Wafers that are placed in an accompanying mask and applied to the eyes for 10 minutes.
For more details visit the Eyegiene website.
Anyone with seasonal allergies can attest to the difficulty in avoiding rubbing those itchy, watery eyes during the spring months. During the COVID-19 pandemic, it has become critical to avoid touching your face and rubbing your eyes. Here are some different options for managing allergy symptoms during the spring:
Canadian Association of Optometrists: https://opto.ca/health-library/allergies-eye
Eye Allergy Treatment and Management: American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology: https://www.aaaai.org/conditions-and-treatments/allergies/eye-allergy
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