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Stony Plain Eye Clinic – How to Improve Your Vision

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I-Care Family Vision & Eyecare Ltd Our eye doctor in Stony Plain, Alberta explains

Your eyes give you so much, isn’t it time to give back?

In the US, it’s been estimated that 12 million people over the age of 40 have some type of vision impairment! Yet, while the numbers are overwhelming, it doesn’t mean poor eyesight is simply inevitable as you age. In addition to taking advantage of our expert eye care services, our eye doctor shares 7 ways to improve and protect your eyes against problems.

Many eye diseases can be quickly and easily diagnosed during a comprehensive eye exam, pediatric eye exam and contact lens eye exam. If you were diagnosed with an eye disease, such as cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, or dry eye, you may be overwhelmed by the diagnosis and confused about what happens next. Will you need medications or surgery – now or in the future? Is LASIK eye and vision surgery an option for you? Our Stony Plain eye doctor is always ready to answer your questions about eye disease and Contact lenses.

Eat a nutritious diet

Eating heart-healthy foods also helps to protect your vision. That means following a diet with minimal saturated fats and salt, a moderate amount of lean proteins (legumes and nuts are great options), whole grains, and plenty of fresh fruits and veggies. In particular, antioxidant-rich foods, such as strawberries, walnuts, and dark leafy greens, can help decrease your chances of developing cataracts and macular degeneration.

Visit your eye doctor for eye exams

A comprehensive eye exam can pick up on problems you may not have noticed, because many eye diseases don’t present symptoms at the early stages. That’s why regular eye exams by an eye care professional (not the same as basic vision screening done at your local pharmacy!) are critical, even if you have no vision complaints. Plus, as you age, it’s common for your vision to naturally change, and keeping your prescription up to date is a no-brainer keeping your vision clear.

Keep chronic health conditions stable

Many chronic health conditions, such as diabetes and high blood pressure, put you at higher risk for vision of complications. However, controlling your condition drastically reduces your chances of a problem. With diabetes, keeping blood sugars in the parameters recommended by your physician can help prevent diabetic retinopathy from developing and progressing. Controlling blood pressure also helps prevent retinal bleeding and swelling.

Quit smoking

While genetics may be the number one risk factor for age-related macular degeneration, smoking is the number two risk factor! Smoking is also linked to cataract progression. You may not be able to control the genes you inherit, but you can control whether or not you smoke.

Call I-Care Family Vision & Eyecare Ltd today to make an appointment: 844-440-4525 or alternatively you can book an appointment online here CLICK FOR AN APPOINTMENT

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To Our Valued Patients,

In our dedication to protect the health and well-being of our patients and staff, following the direction of the government and public health authorities in regards to the potential spread of COVID-19, we will be temporarily closing our office for 2 weeks as of Monday, March 23, 2020.

In the event of an eye health emergency, please call Dr. Kattan @ 780 860 7777.

For patient’s that have glasses or contacts remaining in our office that are not able to wait until we re-open to the public, please call us at 780-968-3030 or email icarefamilyvision@gmail.com. One of our staff will be monitoring and contact you to help assist.

As always, thank you for placing your trust in I-Care Family Vision & Eye Care and for your understanding during these trying times.

Dr. Abdo Kattan and the I-Care Staff are wishing you and your family good health.