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Nutty About Nuts and Eye Health!

One thing the holiday season is known for is the over abundance of yummy goods and snack foods. And it’s well-known that this time of year definitely isn’t kind to the waist line. It’s probably for this reason why Santa looks so jolly! But read on! I’m not here to scold you on the guilty pleasure of holiday snacking, but actually tell you that some of those well-known holiday treats are actually good for your eyes! Nuts and eye health have a great relationship. Not only are nuts a tasty holiday snack, but they also pack a punch in the eye health department.

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What Is An Ocular Migraine?

If you were to look out your window at the moment, you would probably think that it looked more like early October outside, instead of the end of November. Admittedly, the weather over the past week has been so beautiful! Just the perfect temperature to decorate the house with holiday lights! Living in Calgary, most of us are all too familiar with the Chinooks that caused this recent temperature change. And unfortunately as a result, many of us are also all too familiar with the headaches that accompany these Chinooks. Over the past week, I have had many friends and family members suffer from headaches which involve disturbances in their vision. These headaches are fairly common and are known as ocular migraines. But what is an ocular migraine? Read our blog post this week to find out!

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What Does It Mean To Have 20/20 Vision?

One of the most common terms associated with optometry and eye exams is probably the term “20/20”. This term is so well recognized, that there are even popular phrases with it used outside of optometry. Such as, “hindsight is 20/20”! But what does it actually mean to have 20/20 vision? For most people, this term probably doesn’t mean a lot, other than the fact that it is associated with having “perfect vision”.  But the number 20/20 does actually mean something. 20/20 is a unit of measurement used in optometry and the optical industry to asses vision. Our blog this week is dedicated to “20/20” to explain just in fact what it means and how it works!

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The Eye Benefits of Eating Fall Foods!

Ah November… the month between the hustle and bustle of Thanksgiving, Halloween and the holiday season! I love November because fall is now in full swing! Outside, the air has become much more crisp. Comfy sweaters are now a wardrobe staple. And it’s the perfect time to try yummy new dishes and flavours from the fall harvest foods. Did you know that many of the harvest foods associated with fall are really nutritious! The eye benefits of eating fall foods are abundant, and our blog article this week will give you the goods on the great foods of fall!

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Tips For Vision And Driving At Night

It’s that time of year again, daylight savings time… I’m not sure why this is actually called “daylight savings” as for many people, they end up getting less hours of daylight, which results in a dark drive home. Driving home in pitch dark paired with winter road conditions can be stressfull and hazardous, even for the best of drivers. Making sure that our commute home is a safe one, should be a top priority. That is why this week’s blog article is all about tips for night vision and driving at night.

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Eye Makeup Safety Tips

The makeup industry in North America is a billion dollar industry. You can find makeup sections in almost all drug stores and super markets. In North America, wearing makeup is definitely the social norm. Pretty much almost every women I know wears it (Alecia Keys being the exception, but lets face it… I don’t really know her). Because makeup has such a prominent place in our society, I felt it important to write a blog article about it. Our blog post is not about discouraging makeup wearing, but to better inform you how to wear and apply it. We don’t want you to compromise the health of your beautiful eyes in the name of beauty. So we’ve wrote this blog article on eye makeup safety tips to help you minimize your eye health risks while wearing it!
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The Eye Health Perks From Pumpkin!

We are well into the season of pumpkin spice EVERYTHING! Not only did Starbuck’s traditional pumpkin spice latte turn 15 this year, but I think pumpkin spice craze has actually hit a new peak. So far in my fall shopping adventures, I have came across pumpkin spice yogurt (which is delicious), pumpkin spice Bailey’s (which I have yet to try) and pumpkin vanilla spice body lotion from the body shop (smells as good as it sounds!). But why the craze for pumpkin? Did you know that pumpkin is one of those foods you don’t have to feel guilty about eating (that is of course, if it’s real pumpkin). Did you know that there is even eye health perks from pumpkin? You can get more tips from the outback vision protocol.

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Tips For Children’s Eye Safety During Halloween

Well, it’s definitely fall outside! The leaves have turned colours and everything is turning to “pumpkin spice”. This means, that soon the scariest day of the year will be here, Halloween! When it comes to Halloween and dressing up your little ghosts and ghouls, a little preparation will help to ensure everyone has a safe and happy Halloween. Now that we’ve got over the hump of Thanksgiving, your little one’s focus is probably on Halloween. They may even already have their costume picked out. One of your jobs as a parent it not only to make sure the costume is warm enough to handle our Canadian October 31st weather, but also to make sure that it is safe for your children’s eyes. Our blog article this week, gives some tips on children’s eye safety for Halloween.

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All About Eyes! – What’s Your Eye-Q?

So, it’s officially back to school!!! Because September is associated with “back to school”, we thought we’d go all scholarly on you! In honour of back to school, our September blog articles have been written to test your eye-q! These short quizzes are all about eyes, eye exams optometry and contact lenses. We hope that you have fun with them. And hopefully at the end of them, you are able to say “eye didn’t know that and eye learned something new!” (sorry, couldn’t resist the pun!).

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Your Child’s Success Starts With A Routine Children’s Eye Exam

September can be a hectic time, especially if you’re a parent of a school age child. Getting back to a routine and business as usual can be chaotic. There are so many things to plan for when sending kids back to school, that we hate to add one more thing to your list. But, seeing how important we think this item is to add… we’re going to any ways! Has your children had a routine children’s eye exam lately? If the answer is no, it’s time to make that appointment with your optometrist. There are so many ways to help and encourage your child to be successful at school! Making sure your child has a comprehensive children’s eye exam is the first important step, this will be perfect to find out if they have hyperopia or anything else.

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