May is Vision Health Month
Vision Health Month is a great time to raise awareness about eye health and ways to prevent vision loss. A regular eye exam by a doctor of optometry is the best way to stay on top of eye health. Did you know that 1 in 7 Canadians will develop a serious eye disease in their lifetime? Yet 75% of vision loss can be prevented or treated with proper care. A comprehensive eye exam can also detect potentially life threatening conditions, like brain tumours, high blood pressure and diabetes.
May is Vision Health Month, and the Canadian Association of Optometrists is running an awareness campaign with a call for Canadians to “Get EyeWise” to help encourage optimal eye health and vision care. The digital campaign will run on Facebook and Twitter throughout May. Members are encouraged to get involved and make use of the digital resources as well. This is a great opportunity to remind patients and your community about the importance of eye health and the key role of the OD in their health care team.
Members in Saskatchewan, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, PEI and Newfoundland & Labrador can access provincially branded campaign assets through their provincial association. BC, Alberta, Ontario and Québec are running provincially focussed campaigns for Eye Health Month. All members are welcome to use the nationally branded EyeWise materials, available in English and French through the CAO.