That Dress: Blue & Black or White & Gold

Dr. Nelson gives an explanation on if the dress is blue & black or white & gold

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Eye Walk-In Clinic

vision signWe are excited to add a Walk-In Eye Clinic at Waverley Eye Care.  Sometimes you may have an eye urgency that needs attention that day but it could be hard to find an eye doctor with an opening.   From 11:00am to Noon on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday we are offering same day appointments for conditions like red eye, eye injuries, eye infections, sudden loss of vision, eye pain or broken glasses.  Please call our office at (204) 487-1901 and we will be happy to register a spot for you.

Michael D. Nelson, OD

2014 Optometrist of the Year Awarded to Dr. Michael Nelson

Optometrist of the Year Award 2014

Optometrist of the Year Award 2014

Manitoba Optometrist of the Year 2014 award in recognition of work on Manitoba Optometrists Therapeutic Legislation allowing Optometrists to write prescriptions to treat eye diseases like glaucoma, iritis, dry eye and infections.  This legislation which was enacted in July 2013, and is the culmination of a 30 year effort by Manitoba Optometrists to provide better access to eye care to Manitobans.  Manitobans can now receive treatment for glaucoma, iritis, infections, injuries and dry eye without having to see an Optometrist first and they be referred to an Ophthalmologist. 

Directly related to this legislation, Waverley Eye Care Centre is excited to provide a walk-in eye clinic to provide urgent eye care to Manitobans.

 

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3 Reasons Why This Will Be Your Favourite Contact Lens, and 1 Why You’ll Hate It

Let’s start with the good – 3 Reasons why you’ll love this contact lens:

  1. 156.  What does 156 mean?  Well the Dk/t of course!  Dk/t is the measurement of oxygen permeability of the contact lens and the higher the number the more permeable the lens is to oxygen.  And for the cornea, which has no blood vessels and breaths directly from the air, the higher the Dk/t the better.  There is only one contact lens that has a higher Dk/t than this lens, so that means your cornea will love this lens.
  2. Protein.  If you are on the Aitkens Diet protein is good, but when it comes to contacts protein is bad.  Proteins stick to contact lenses after just one wear and they can’t be completely removed with cleaning.  Proteins will cause decreased oxygen permeability, increased dryness,  a rough surface on which bacterial biofilms can grow and cause inflammation that can lead to red eyes and contact lens intolerance.  More and more studies show that the best way to combat protein is with a daily disposable contact lens, like this one.
  3. Lubricity.  The thing that makes contact lenses uncomfortable is friction.  Friction between the lids, cornea and contact lens.  A lens with less friction, or lubricious, will be more comfortable.  This lens is designed to be so lubricious that 4 out of 5 wearers say it feels like they are wearing nothing at all.  Check out this video comparing the lubricity of contact lenses.

So with all this good what is to hate?

  1. If you are hyperopic/farsighted, need a bifocal or require a toric lens for astigmatism it is not available in your prescription – yet.  Then again, you might just be willing to have a little blurriness to wear this lens.

So what is this lens?  Dailies Total 1

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Ask us about it at your next eye exam.

Michael Nelson, OD, Waverley Eye Care Centre