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6 Ways to Protect Your Vision in 2019

The new year is the perfect time to dedicate yourself to taking care of your optical needs. Follow these 6 new year resolutions for good eye health from our Calgary optometrist.

Our eyes are one of the most sensitive organs in our body and they require care to prevent any problems/conditions that can arise due to a variety of factors, such as age.

Practicing good eye care and scheduling regular check-ups with your local optometrist can go a long way in preventing ocular problems such as:

  • Cataracts
  • Age-related macular degeneration
  • Glaucoma
  • Detached retina

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At our eye clinic in Market Mall, our professional optometrists provide a range of vision services for the whole family, including: children/senior eye exams, contact lens fittings, and eye emergency care, to ensure your vision is protected and stays clear and healthy for many years to come.

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6 New Year Resolutions For Good Eye Health

As you ring in the new year, it’s human nature to consider ways to improve your quality of life. For most people, better health is often on the agenda, and eyesight is a critical component of that.

Here are five simple, yet effective ways, you can ensure your eyes and vision stay healthy in 2019:

  1. Know your family’s eye health history. Many eye diseases and conditions, such as AMD, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy tend to run in families. Familiarize yourself with your family’s eye health history and share it with your optometrist so you can catch any potential signs of diseases early, when treatments are most effective.

  2. Take care of your contact lenses. Contacts are a convenient vision correction solution but, if you don’t take care of them, they can cause serious problems such as infections, abrasions, and even permanent vision loss. Follow your optometrist's instructions for proper lens care and don’t wear them for longer than recommended.
    Taking Care of Contact Lenses 

  3. Stick to a healthy diet. Did you know that a healthy diet can reduce your risk for conditions such as AMD, cataracts, and glaucoma? Aim to incorporate more vitamin A, C, and D, Omega-3 fatty acids, and antioxidants into your diet to keep your eyes healthy.

  4. Wear sunglasses. Just because it’s wintertime doesn’t mean that the sun’s UV rays can’t harm your eyes. In fact, the sun’s glare can be particularly harsh in the winter, with UV rays reflecting off surfaces such as snow, water, and pavement, so make sure to wear sunglasses with 100% UVA and UVB protection.

  5. Consider blue light lenses. As we use our computers, tablets, and phones more, this increased screen time can lead to dry eyes, blurry vision, and difficulty focusing. To relieve the effects of this, talk to your optometrist about blue light lenses, which block the blue light coming off your screen, protecting your vision from any harmful effects.

  6. Schedule an eye exam. Visiting your optometrist before the new year will help you determine if your vision is at its best, update your prescription, and ensure that you’re screened for any potential eye issues or diseases that could dramatically impact your vision.


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To find out more about how our Calgary optometrists can keep your vision healthy, clear, and comfortable this upcoming year, contact us today at 403-286-4884 or book a contact lens fitting today.

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