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Back to school eye exams

Student and children eye examsAs parents, we tend to opt for the traditional back to school preparations, such a new notebooks, pens, crayons, backpacks and clothes, however this year lets put something new on our back to school checklist: an eye exam. Yes that is correct, an eye examination for your student. 

How to Keep Your Eyes Safe During the Summer Season: Sun Protection

Most of us are aware of the harmful effects of the sun's UV rays on our skin that are associate with sunburns and skin cancer, however, these very same UV rays can also cause serious damages our eyes and eyesight.

UV radiation studies have been linked with increased risk of cataracts, macular degeneration and pingueculae. This is why it is vital to protect our eyes from the sun, and wear sunglasses that will help decrease the risk against sun damage to our eyes.

Are You at Risk?

Some risk factors for increased UV exposure when outdoors include:

Computer Vision Syndrome

Computer Vision SyndromeComputer Vision Syndrome is more common that you may realize. Think about it, we are constantly looking at our computer screens, when were at work, and at home. Moreover, we are also interacting with our mobile devices such as tablets, and cell phones all day long. Here at Eyes on Derry in Milton Ontario we take careful consideration of Computer Vision Syndrome and are here to help.

May is Vision Health Month

Vision Awareness MonthMay brings spring flowers, but it is also the month where we follow-up on our vision health. You guessed it, May is vision health month.

As we bring awareness to healthy vision, it is vital to be sure to go through your annual healthy vision checklist so your eyes are as healthy as possible. 

Here are a few pointers to help keep your vision as healthy: