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The Official FYidoctors World Health Day Blog Round-Up

Posted on April 9th, 2018

World Health Day is a convenient reminder to take a closer look at your health and find ways to make improvements. Following a healthy lifestyle gives you energy, makes you feel good, and can extend your life. There are so many methods to boost your well-being, including your overall vision health. To help you promote your eye health, here is our official round up of eye-healthy blogs:


1. Healthy Eating for Your Eyes

Eat healthy foods

Adding specific foods to your diet will help keep your eyesight strong and help to prevent age-related eye diseases, such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD), dry eyes, cataracts, and problems with night vision. Beans, broccoli, dark green and leafy vegetables, fatty fish, sweet potatoes, yams, and wheat germ are just a few of the main foods with vision-boosting nutrients. We’ve got more advice on how to eat healthy for your eyes on our blog.


2. Four Surprising Ways to Improve Your Eye Health

Follow these eating guidelines

Apart from specific foods, there are food components that you can either increase or limit in your diet to improve your overall eye health. This blog contains four tips on changes you can make at mealtimes to promote healthy eyes and vision.


3. Why You Should be Eating Carrots and Other Fun Facts

Eat more carrots

As a kid, you probably heard that carrots can make you see better in the dark. Well, although carrots might not necessarily make your vision better, they do contain nutrients that are great for your overall eye health. This blog will tell you all about how carrots can support your eye health and gives you some other fun facts about the vegetable.

Did you know that improving your diet could also improve your eye health? This blog contains 4 tips on how you can change your diet to promote healthy eyes and vision.


4. Teens and Their Tech: Be Aware of the Risks

Limit device use

Advances in technology have Canadians spending time on digital devices now more than ever. In fact, reports indicate that Canadian teens spend an average of eight hours in front of a screen per day. Excessive screen time and glare can cause tension headaches, Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS), and a lack of focus. To ease the negative effects, limit screen time, follow proper ergonomics guidelines, wear anti-glare glasses, and make sure to maintain regular eye exams to monitor your vision health. Learn more about how to prevent the effect of device use on our blog.


5. Reducing Screen-related Eye Strain

Reduce eye strain with exercise

In today’s world, many of us spend all day looking at a computer screen at work and then go home just to do the same on our phones or televisions. This blog gives you 5 tips on what you can do to reduce eye strain from looking at a screen for too long.


6. 5 Eye Exercises to Improve Your Vision

Exercise your eyes regularly

There are some basic exercises you can do to improve the overall health of your eyes. While these exercises won't cure you of any existing vision issues or diseases, studies have shown that they may help strengthen your overall eye health. Some include simple moves such as focusing, eye palming, blinking, and massaging. Follow the detailed directions on our blog.


7. The Safe Way to Use Eye Makeup

Use eye makeup safely

Many of us use eye makeup every day without thinking about how it can affect our vision. It’s important to use eye makeup carefully and remove it properly to avoid infections, irritation, or inflammation. This blog will give you tips on how to use eye makeup without compromising your eye health.


8. How UV Rays Affect Your Eyesight

Protect from harmful UV ray light

Too much sun can damage your vision. The effects of UV rays can be temporary or permanent. Bright light activates the constriction of the pupil and the squinting reflex to minimize the penetration of the sun’s rays into the eye. Wearing proper protective lenses like sunglasses or UV protected eyeglasses can reduce the risk of UV exposure. This blog outlines some risks associated with over-exposure to UV rays.


9. World No Tobacco Day: How to Save Your Vision

Reduce smoking

Your entire body is negatively affected by using tobacco, and risks to your vision are significant. Statistics Canada’s most recent studies indicate that more than 4 million Canadians currently smoke. The habit can make serious conditions such as dry eye, age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, cataracts, and more. By taking steps to quit, you can lower your risk of visual impairment and vision loss.


10. What Drinking Can Mean for Your Eyes

Moderate your alcohol consumption

We’ve all heard that alcohol can damage your liver, but did you know that it can affect your eyes, as well? “Beer goggles” aren’t just a funny thing happening inside your head—alcohol actually changes the way your vision works. This blog will tell you exactly what’s happening to your eyes when you drink and how much alcohol you can consume without putting your eye health at risk.


There are many factors we need to take into consideration when maintaining and improving our health. When it comes to eye health, diet, exercises, and the right protection and precautions are all important things to consider.

To make sure your eyes and your vision are in good health, consider making an appointment with an optometrist at an FYidoctors location near you.