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Caring For Your Eyes

 

Healthy Lifestyle

 
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  • See your family physician for regular health exams to check for diabetes and high blood pressure
  • Find out if you are at increased risk for eye diseases due to your personal or family health history
  • Exercise on a regular basis
  • Quit smoking because smokers are at a greater risk of developing cataracts and macular degeneration
 

Diet and Nutrition

 
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  • Several studies have shown the health benefits of a diet rich in anti-oxidants
  • Anti-oxidants found in fruits and colourful or dark green vegetables can reduce risk of cataract development
  • Omega-3 fatty acids found in fish can reduce the risk of developing macular degeneration
  • If you are unable to maintain a healthy diet, there are eye vitamins available to ensure you are getting adequate amounts of nutrients
 

Eye Protection

 
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  • Protect your eyes from harmful UV light by wearing UV-blocking sunglasses
  • UV rays are associated with cataracts and macular degeneration
  • wear proper safety eyewear when working with tools and playing active sports to prevent eye injuries
 

Regular Eye Exams

 
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  • Get your eyes checked at least every 2 years
  • A comprehensive eye exam can determine your risk for major eye diseases and will ensure your eyeglass or contact lens prescription is up-to-date

 

 

Get In Touch

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