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Regular Eye Checkups

The Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB) has declared the month of May to be Vision Health month, their mission to bring awareness to your eye health.  

Having regular eye checkups can prevent eye disease and this month is the perfect time to prioritize your visit to an eye doctor.  

Your eyes indicate how healthy you are overall and a specialist can tell in the blink of an eye.

Living a healthy lifestyle can improve your vision and combined with a proper eye care regime can enhance your active life, keeping you at the top of your game.

With today’s advanced eye care technology, your vision can be treated for conditions such as presbyopia, which commonly affects people around age 40.

As our eyes age, they naturally weaken from overuse of reading electronic devices as well as printed material in poor lighting.  

Your quality of life could be affected by your weakening vision, causing anxiety and lack of confidence.

Some of the symptoms include difficulty focusing on small objects and ability to read fine print.  

Alcon multifocal lenses are effective in treating presbyopia.

According to the March, 2018 issue of, some foods have a positive effect on eye health, including the following:

  1. Fish such as tuna and trout – fish that have oil in their gut and body tissue – offers higher levels of omega-3-rich fish oil.
  2. Nuts such as cashews – They are rich in omega-3 fatty acids and have a high level of vitamin E, which protects the eye from age-related damage.
  3. Carrots have vitamin A, which plays an essential role in vision. It is a component of a protein called rhodopsin, which helps the retina to absorb light.
  4. Beef is rich in zinc, which has been linked to better long-term eye health.  Zinc can help delay age-related sight loss and macular degeneration.
  5. Water – drinking plenty of water can prevent dehydration and dry eyes. Following an exercise program such as running three times a week could be a good start.  

Always see your doctor before starting an exercise program.

To recap, following a healthy diet and exercising is a perfect combination to improving your eye health.

Whether you are new to running or a seasoned athlete, wearing uncomfortable lenses will keep you on the sidelines instead of on the road.  

Whatever your passion, Alcon DAILIES TOTAL1® contact lenses will allow you the freedom to see it all and focus on your event rather than the distraction of enduring uncomfortable lenses.  

ALCON®DAILIES® contact lenses are the world’s first water gradient contact lenses, designed to offer more comfort and breathability for at least three hours longer than regular lenses.

Consider your own eye care with Vision Health Month in May by booking an appointment with eye care professional.

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