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-healthyWhile 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
Yams and Sweet Potatoes
Beans and Legumes
Watch for sudden changes in your visionSudden 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
Loss of Vision
Redness, Itching of the Eyes
Foreign Objects in the Eye
Support the Bausch + Lomb #WhyEyeCare CampaignThis 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.