May 13, 2020

May Is Vision Health Month

By: Kady


May is Vision Health Month in Canada!


Normally, our number one recommendation to take care of you and your family’s eye health would be to book an appointment with us. In the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, we are only able to accept urgent and emergency eye care appointments at this time. However, we remain confident that we soon will be able to safely provide you and your family wth comprehensive eye exams. Please follow along with us on Facebook for the latest updates.

In the mean time, these are our top tips to stay on top of your own optical health and to help tackle blindness in Canada:

Eat eye-healthy

While in quarantine, taking this opportunity to try out some new recipes that incorporate eye-healthy foods. Our top ingredient recommendations include:

Raw Red Peppers
Leafy Greens Like Kale and Spinach
Salmon
Yams and Sweet Potatoes
Beans and Legumes
Eggs
Squash Broccoli

Watch for sudden changes in your vision

Sudden changes to your eye sight could be a sign of an emergency. Call your nearest Beyond Vision during opening hours if you experience any of the following:

Sudden Eye Pain
Floaters In The Visual Field
Sudden Onset Migraines
Blurred Vision
Loss of Vision
Redness, Itching of the Eyes
Foreign Objects in the Eye

Support the Bausch + Lomb #WhyEyeCare Campaign

This May, for Vision Health Month, Bausch + Lomb Canada is launching the Why Eye Care campaign to encourage Canadians to join the vision health movement and to fund vital research. To inform and empower Canadians about vision health by raising awareness about eye health through social media shares, Bausch + Lomb Canada will give $1 for each share of posts tagged #WhyEyeCare to Fighting Blindness Canada, Canada’s leading private funder of vision research.

According to Bausch + Lomb, one in seven people in Canada today will develop a serious eye disease in their lifetime. Every 12 minutes, someone in Canada begins to lose their eyesight. Furthermore, the prevalence of vision loss in Canada is expected to increase nearly 30% in the next decade.
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Edmonton & Leduc Locations

Please visit one of our locations in Edmonton, Alberta. Our friendly team of staff and doctors are happy to assist you.

Millwoods

5615 23 Avenue NW
Edmonton T6L 7B9
T. (780) 450-6700
F. (780) 441-9461

Oxford Park Landing

15158 127 Street NW
Edmonton T6V 0C5
T. (780) 705-8816
F. (780) 705-8856

Terwillegar

14241 23 Avenue NW
Edmonton T6R 3E7
T. (780) 432-4301
F. (780) 432-4460

Leduc

107 4809 43A Avenue
Leduc T9E 8J6
T. (780) 612-4556
F. (780) 612-4558

Grange

2500 Guardian Road NW
Edmonton T5T 1K8
T. (780) 447-5860
F. (780) 447-5862