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Vision care and eyes

Postby CielOnTap on Thu Aug 02, 2018 1:29 pm

I discovered that August is National Eye Exam Month (in Canada) while I was looking at my Twitter feed today. The timing might be ideal for young kids needing eye exams prior to the start of a new school year but also anyone starting a new job or sport that requires protective or corrective eyewear. Check with your region's health authority to see if any specific age groups get full coverage for eye exams or eyewear before looking at your own health benefits plans for any visioncare coverage (usually a dollar limit is available for biennial prescription eyewear purchase).

Given how much of the world we receive through our eyes (faces, reading, interacting with nature, distinguishing colours), they need nutritional support and sometimes medical help to keep them working. Accidents, health issues and different stages of life (aging) can affect the eyes' abilities to work, to correctly perceive colours and to process visual information.

With it being summer in the Northern Hemisphere, eye protection from sun exposure does really matter.
https://fyidoctors.com/en/blog/categories/health-and-wellness/3-key-things-to-consider-when-picking-sunglasses

Also remember to practice eye safety with some summer activities: https://opto.ca/health-library/have-a-safe-blast-this-summer
Even activities at home may require eye protection and some cautions to keep everyone's eyes safe: https://opto.ca/health-library/eye-safety-at-home

Here's a summer salad recipe containing ingredients that can assist in maintaining optimal eye health:
https://fyidoctors.com/en/blog/categori ... mato-salad
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Re: Vision care and eyes

Postby CielOnTap on Sat Aug 25, 2018 1:47 pm

Headaches that come about due to computer use need to be taken seriously. An eye issue could be prompting the headaches, so ensure you visit your optometrist just to ensure you are considering different possible reasons that you are having those headaches. That is how I found out about a problem with one eye.

If you have vision coverage (up to a set amount every year or two years) under a work health benefits plan, have a vision checkup and find out if your corrective lenses need changing/replacing. Maybe your lenses are fine but you'd prefer a new eyeframe or a different contact lens brand. Time to see what's available at optical stores.

Nutrition matters in maintaining eye health. Vitamin A helps with your night vision and Vitamin D will help minimize dry eyes.
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