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Eye Health

Sun Protection

Protect Your Eyes From UV Rays

Canada is full of outdoors enthusiasts. Whether relaxing, exercising or just working in the sun, there are some important factors to keep in mind. This includes those who enjoy indoor tanning beds especially.

Indoors or out, people are exposing themselves to ultraviolet (UV) rays to an unprecedented degree. With the increased penetration of UV rays in our atmosphere today, outdoor exposure is not so different from the UV-rich, indoor tanning beds that have been the subject of much debate.

This is true of cloudy days as much as sunny ones. Don’t forget that water and snow environments, as well as higher elevations, also demand UV protection.

Significant exposure to these UV rays can damage your retina, cornea and can cause cataracts or macular degeneration. Ensure that you wear UV-protected sunglasses or a wide-brimmed hat when outdoors for a prolonged time. Sterilized protective goggles are essential for any duration of indoor tanning. In any environment, closing your eyes is no protection from UV, and there is no substitute for proper UV-blocking eyewear.

Pools & Hot Tubs

If you’re not careful, eye infections can impair vision

Water recreation is a great way to relax and exercise, but it’s no place to forget about your eyes. No matter how well they’re maintained, pools and hot tubs contain human bacteria. If you’re not careful, eye infections can impair vision.

When you’re in a pool, wear a snug pair of swimming goggles. Also be careful when wearing contact lenses in water environments.

In hot tubs there is a particular bacteria risk. Ensure that you keep your eyes out of the water, or provide yourself with a thorough shower rinsing afterwards.

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We provide many optometric services such as children’s eye examinations, management of age-related visual/ocular conditions (macular degeneration, cataracts, glaucoma). We also manage post-surgery patients related to retinal, corneal, cataract and laser-refractive procedures.
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