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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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What Causes Dry Eyes?

Dryness goes hand in hand with winter. Dry skin, dry hair, dry eyes, dry everything! But what exactly is the cause for dry eyes? Seeing that there are so many people who suffer from dry eyes, we thought it appropriate to dedicate a blog article to the subject to tell you how to properly keep healthy skin in order to reduce dryness around the eye area. Read our blog this week for a better understanding of dry eye syndromes, what causes it, and how you can help your eyes if you suffer from it!
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The Connection Between Eye Health And Heart Health!

There’s a common saying, “the eyes are the window to the soul!” Even though this phrase is only a saying, there is some truth to it! When looking at the eyes from a medical perspective, they can act as a window to overall body health. Problems and conditions that affect different parts of the body can manifest as vision and ocular health problems. Often these problems are only detected by an eye health examination. Cardiovascular disease is one such condition that sometimes manifests with ocular symptoms. Identifying heart health problems through an eye exam can be lifesaving. Learn more about the relationship between heart health and the eyes in our blog article this week!

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