Tip # 1
Be on the lookout for the following symptoms.
Do you need to hold documents at a distance in order to read them? You’re probably experiencing the first signs of aging vision. Consult this page to learn more about the subject.
Tip # 2
On the computer often? Follow the 20-20-20 rule.
Every 20 minutes, take a 20 second break and focus your eyes on something at least 20 feet away. Learn more about vision and computers.
Tip # 3
Television: find out about our rule of 5.
For safe TV viewing, sit at a distance equivalent to at least five times the width of your TV screen. Click here for more info.
Tip # 4
Buying contact lenses online? Avoid complications.
Buying contact lenses online can be risky. Make sure to take them to your optometrist to check if they are suitable for your needs, and get professional advice on how to care for them.
Tip # 5
See your optometrist once a year.
You have yearly appointments with your family doctor. You even have them for your car. What about your eyes? It’s essential that you see your optometrist on a regular basis to ensure that you don’t develop a serious eye disorder.
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Tip # 6
Your nutrition can affect your eye health.
Your nutrition can have an impact on the development of cataracts and age related macular degeneration (AMD). Learn about how some foods can influence your vision.
Tip # 7
Tip for teachers.
Did you know that your eyes take in 80% of what you learn? Learn to recognize your students’ vision problems.
Tip # 8
Tip for your vision at work.
Far too many Canadians suffer preventable eye injuries at work. Learn more about eye safety at work.
Tip # 9
Be on the lookout for these symptoms.
Children are unlikely to complain about or even be aware that they have an eye problem. Does your child hold reading material close to his eyes? Does he have headaches? These could be signs. Learn more about school age vision.