World Sight Day

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World Sight day is an annual awareness day that falls on the second Thursday of October. Its objective is to bring attention to blindness and vision impairment. WSD is coordinated by the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness under the VISION 2020 Global Initiative. The global theme is “Universal Eye Health” and this year IAPB asks us to think about: Eye care for all. World Vision Facts from IAPB: Approximately 285… Read More

Smoking and Eye Health

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While many people know the risks of smoking to their overall health, often there is less awareness of the impact of smoking on vision and the eyes. Avoiding smoking or taking steps to quit, lowers your risk of vision impairment and vision loss. The Canadian Association of Optometrists indicate that smokers are at higher risk for the following conditions: Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) The macula is the central most part of the… Read More