YOUR EYE HEALTH
Eye Care Tips
Routine Eye Exams *unless otherwise advised by your optometrist
- Yearly* for children 18 and under
- Yearly* for seniors 65 and older
- Every 2 years* for ages 19 to 64
Care for your contact lenses as recommended by your optometrist
- Do not overwear
- Clean properly
- Replace on schedule
Eat a healthy balanced diet
- A well balanced diet rich in green leafy vegetables will help prevent many ocular diseases
- Omega 3s which are found in flaxseed and fish are good for dry eyes
- Lutein which is found in spinach and kale is good for your macula
Quit smoking or don't start
Smoking has been linked to an increased risk of developing macular degeneration, cataracts, and optic nerve head damage.
UV protection is very important for helping to prevent photokeratitis, rapid cataract formation, macular degeneration, growths on the skin around your eyes and growths on the front surface of your eyes.
Use Safety Eyewear
According to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind, 700 Canadians per day experience an eye injury while at work. Help reduce this number by wearing eye protection while at work and while working in your home.
Use the 20-20-20 rule: For every 20 minutes of looking at something up close, look 20 feet away for 20 seconds. This rule helps to prevent eye strain and changes to your prescription.