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Does What You Put In Your Mouth Really Affect Your Eyes?

Does Food Really Affect Your Eye Health?

These days with the vast amount of ‘tailored’ information being thrown at us through social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, it’s hard to know what’s real and what’s not. When it comes to your eye health it’s important for everyone to do their due diligence and know when a claim is false.

Does what you put in your mouth really affect your eye health? We will explore this topic in this week’s blog post. It’s a juicy one – enjoy!

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Healthy Spring Recipes

Healthy Spring Recipes For Your Eyes

Are you eating a good diet? Do you know what exactly a good diet is? We have all heard the phrase “eat a healthy well-balanced diet.” But do you really know why and what constitutes as a good diet? Fear not, this week’s article has all the answers to your burning questions, well at least when it pertains to diet and your eyes! And I’ve even included some healthy spring recipes for your eyes! I hope you enjoy it!

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An Eye Exam Is More Than Just Getting New Specs

Your regular eye exam is coming up. You’ve booked an appointment with your local Victoria eye doctor, and are excited to get a new pair of glasses with an updated prescription. But, during your appointment, your optometrist notices some irregularities on your eyelid. He suggests you see an eye specialist. You, like much of the general public, probably think a routine eye exam is just about getting an updated prescription, or perhaps to check everything is okay with your eyes. However, an eye exam is more than just getting new specs. Read on to learn what an eye exam is really all about. It could save more than just your eyesight!

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The Eye Health Benefits Of Eating Pumpkin

The Eye Health Benefits Of Eating Pumpkin

Yep, it’s officially October and many of us are excited for all the fall festivities, which of course includes pumpkin everything! It is especially popular in things we eat and drink, from lattes to pies and everything in between. But, are there eye health benefits to eating pumpkin? Read on to find out. Read more

Smoking is harming your eyes

Smoking is Harming Your Eyesight – It’s Time to Quit

We are now more aware than ever about the negative effects smoking has on our lungs and heart. There are over 4,000 chemicals found in one cigarette, as well as cancer causing carcinogens. But, did you know smoking also affects your eyes? That’s right, this not so nice habit can have serious sight threatening consequences to your (irreplaceable) precious eyes! Read more

Optometrists & eye injuries

Did you know Optometrists are Trained to Treat Eye Emergencies?

It may be an obvious yes to some, but surprisingly many patients are unaware that their local optometrist is actually the first place they should pay a visit to when dealing with an eye emergency. Not a hospital. Since childhood, we have all had it ingrained in us that in a case of an emergency call 9-1-1, well not when it comes to your eyes. Your best bet is to see your optometrist. Why? Simply put, optometrists are trained to deal with all sorts of eye emergencies. Read more

Understanding Colour Blindness: What Do You See?

What Does it Mean to be Colour Blind?

There are varying types of colour blindness. Being colour blind is usually inherited; however, it can result from having health conditions, like diabetes. Many people incorrectly assume someone who is colour blind cannot see any colour at all, and only sees black and white. Although this is a form of colour blindness, it is not the most common type. Those who are colour blind, generally have varying levels of difficulty seeing red, blue, or green light, which affects how they see other colours. Read more