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4 Ways to Protect Your Eyes This Fall

Sight is one of your most important senses, and yet many people tend to neglect their eye health. From prescription eyeglasses to dry eye care, here’s how our qualified Calgary optometrists can look after your eyes this fall.

Regular visits to you Calgary optometrist are essential for maintaining healthy eyes and vision. In fact, did you know that more than half of all vision loss is preventable when detected early?

In addition, regular eye tests can identify early signs of ocular diseases such as:

  • Cataracts
  • Glaucoma
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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At our eye clinic in Market Mall, our qualified Calgary optometrists offer a wide range of vision services from eyeglasses and contact lenses to glaucoma testing and cataract management to protect the health of your eyes and maintain the quality of your life.

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4 Fall Eye Care Tips

Fall is that wonderful time of year when the leaves begin changing colour and the weather starts cooling down. However, it’s also the season in which eye health is particularly important. To ensure you and your family are ready for the season, here are 5 fall eye care tips:

  1. Get an eye exam, not a vision screening. The vision screenings your child receives at school are not the same as a comprehensive eye exam. Start the school year off right by scheduling an eye test with your optometrist for your whole family.

  2. Practice personal hygiene. Fall signals the start of the flu season, which means there an increased risk for eye-related viruses, such as conjunctivitis. Washing your hands and keeping them away from your eyes can make all the difference in preventing such illnesses.

  3. Wear sunglasses. What most patients don’t understand is that although the weather is not as sunny, the UV levels are the same, meaning that the risk of damage to your eyesight is still present. During the fall, make sure to keep wearing your sunglasses to protect your eyes from these harmful rays.

  4. Avoid any allergens. With the changing of seasonal temperatures, there is an increase in the spread of airborne allergens such as dust, mould, and pollen. If you do have allergies, try to wear sunglasses to protect your eyes from contaminants, keep your windows up as you drive, and make sure to vacuum often.

Importance of Eye Safety During the Fall

The fall season brings with it many outdoor projects including leaf blowing, yard work and pumpkin carving, which can potentially damage your eyes. Remember to always wear protective eye gear to protect yourself from any injuries that can cause undesirable consequences such as vision loss.

Halloween Eye Health Tips

Halloween is always a fun holiday, but if you aren’t careful, it can be a nightmare for your eyes. Here are some things you may want to keep in mind:

  • Wear proper eye protection when you and your children are carving and decorating pumpkins.
  • Talk to your children about the proper way to use and hold their costume accessories so they don’t injure their eyes or anyone else’s eyes.
  • Be aware of costume accessories such as fake fingernails, broomsticks, swords, magic wands, and light sabres, as these can cause serious eye injuries.
  • If you decide to wear coloured contact lenses, make sure to talk to your optometrist first and book a contact lens fitting so you can ensure you find the right brand to keep your vision safe.

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For more fall eye safety tips, or to find out how our Calgary optometrists can keep your vision clear and comfortable all year round, contact our eye clinic today at 403-286-4884 or book a contact lens fitting today.

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