Dr. Apfelbeck Answers Your Eye Care Questions
Q: Is it true that Dry Eye symptoms seem to be more severe in the winter than in the warmer spring and summer months?
A: Yes, due to the dryness of the air in the winter months (furnaces on, heat blowing in cars), patients experience dry eyes more in the winter months. Take a look at our Grand River Eye Care supplements selection to help treat Dry Eye.
Q: What is the examination like to determine whether someone is suffering from Dry Eyes?
A: A special light is used called a Slit Lamp Biomicroscope, which we use to examine the patient’s eyes in detail. In addition, a tiny drop may be used to assess the dryness of the front surface of the eye.
For answers to your questions about blue light protection, digital eye strain and how to protect yourself, contact your doctor at Grand River Eye Care in Waterloo.