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A Lesson In Eye Healthy School Snacks

As parents, we only want the best for our children. And most of us know that a good part of a child’s success is dependant on the people responsible for their care and nurturing. As part of a child’s care and prep for back to school, many families make sure that the “Back to School” eye exam is done before school starts. This is a great way to make sure that your child’s eyes are fit and functioning at their absolute best to help facilitate learning. But did you know that eye care shouldn’t end when the eye exam does? Another way to help promote healthy vision is to consistently provide your child with healthy school snacks and meal options. Healthy foods not only help feed their body but also feed their eyes and their mind!

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How To Avoid A Holiday Eye Accident!

Yay! Only a few weeks left until Christmas! This time of year is so exciting! There’s so much joy from being with friends and family, enjoying good food and giving gifts! It’s an especially exciting time of year for small children. With visions of Santa bringing presents, how could they not be excited?! Have you ever thought that some of the gifts that you give a child could cause them injury? Don’t let all of the joy and excitement of the holiday season get spoiled by an avoidable eye accident! Here are some gift-giving safety tips to help keep small children and their peepers safe over the holidays!

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The Connection Between Food & Eye Health

Tis the season of food, food, and more FOOD! With so many tasty treats and yummy temptations during the holiday season, it’s easy to overindulge! We know that too many sweets aren’t kind to the waistline. But, can what you eat really affect your vision and eye health as well? When it comes to vision and the health of your eyes, it’s important to know ALL the facts. In this weeks blog article, we will explore the connection between food and eye health.

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Do I Only Need An Eye Appointment When I Have An Eye Problem?

Typically, most medical appointments are booked when a person is experiencing a problem. For example, people often tend to see their doctor when they have a cold or flu, or they suffer an accident or injury. Does the same health care concept of just treating the ailment ring true for our eyes? Should a person only see their optometrist when they have an eye problem? Well, that answer is NO! Read our blog article this week to learn why a person needs to visit their optometrist routinely. Not only when they have an eye problem! 
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Eye Health Benefits Of Pumpkin & Pumpkin Pie Recipe

Goodbye September and HELLO OCTOBER! I love the fall! I love everything about fall! The colours, the smells, the warm chunky sweaters and the food! One of my favourite fall foods that we traditionally have at the end of every Thanksgiving dinner is pumpkin pie. I’m pretty sure that we can all agree that nothing completes a festive holiday meal better than a slice of pumpkin pie. So you may find yourself wondering why are we talking about pumpkin pie in an optometry blog? Well, did you know that optometrists love pumpkin because it is a great source of nutrition for eyes! Read our blog article this week to learn about the eye health benefits of pumpkin, along with a super scrumptious recipe for pumpkin pie!

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What Is Blue Light And Why Is It Bad For My Eyes?

The majority of us know the importance of protecting our eyes from harmful ultra-violet light radiation. But did you know that there are other types of light that can also cause harm and damage to the eyes? You might have recently seen advertisements for blue-light blocking eyeglasses or blue blocking filters for digital device screen. But what exactly is blue light and why is it bad for my eyes? This week’s blog post answers this question!

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Carrots for Healthy Eyes: Pineapple Carrot Muffins

Well, it’s that time of year again, It’s spring! When I think about the start of spring and Easter, I picture in my mind flowers, eggs, chocolates, and bunny rabbits. Bunny rabbits usually go hand in hand with carrots, and eating carrots are often connected to vision and eye health. Do you see where I’m going with this one?

Last spring, I wrote an article on the benefits of eating carrots and eye health. Because of this, I thought it appropriate to share one of my favourite carrot recipes – pineapple carrot muffins! Read this week’s blog article for a great recipe handed down from my mom and grandma – pineapple carrot muffins! These muffins are a great treat! Not only do they taste great, but they also help promote healthy eyes!

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How Does Sleep Affect Vision and Eye Health?

With daylight savings time approaching, I’m sure that there are many of us who are dreading losing an hour of sleep. Even though an hour doesn’t seem like much, it can really affect how a person feels and performs different tasks throughout the day. Not getting enough sleep in a night can also affect how our eyes perform. But how does lack of sleep affect vision and eye health? Read our blog article this week to find out!

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Is Buying Contact Lenses Online Safe?

It’s crazy how much the internet has changed our lives since it’s introduction only a few short decades ago. From how we get our information, how we socialize, to how we consider making purchases. It’s definitely made some aspects of life more convenient. With being able to purchase almost anything within the reach of our fingertips, one might ask themselves “why shouldn’t I purchase my contact lenses online as well?” But the truth is, buying your paper towel from an online store is quite different than buying a medical device, such as contact lenses. Our article this week educates on the risks of purchasing contact lenses online.
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Are Eyelash Extensions Safe?

Make this bigger, make that smaller! Our society is in a constant battle with defining what is beautiful. Telling people that “we think you’re perfect just how you are” probably won’t change most peoples quest in achieving their “perfect self”. So this week our goal is to educate on the current popular beauty trend of eyelash extension. Are eyelash extensions safe? Read our blog article this week to learn how eyelash extensions can impact eye health!

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