The NACOR Exam is scheduled for June 1st – June 2nd,2019 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Please note that these dates are subject to change. Visit the NACOR website for more information.
July is UV Safety Month. Did you know that UV rays can penetrate cloud cover? Did you know you can get a sunburn on your eyes? Wear sunglasses and a hat to protect your eyes all year round, not just in the summer.
Visit The American Academy of Ophthalmology’s Summer UV Eye Safety page for more information.
August is Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month! Make eye exams a part of your back to school routine. Children’s eyes can change rapidly, so it’s a good idea to get them checked every year. Luckily, Alberta Health covers eye exams for kids! Learn more about how often to get an eye exam on our Frequency of Eye Exams page.
Did you know: Early detection of children’s eye conditions like Strabismus or Amblyopia is important for intervention; Make sure you get your child screened at least once before they are school aged, to detect any problems that can be corrected in their first years of life.
Learn more about Children’s Eye Health and Safety from the Alberta Association of Optometrists.
September is Healthy Aging Month! As you age, your eyes age too.
Presbyopia occurs naturally as you get older, and it’s the reason most seniors require reading glasses (if you’re myopic, your vision may seem to improve as you age). You can’t stop presbyopia from happening, but there are other age related vision conditions that can be slowed. Practice healthy eating and exercise, don’t smoke, and visit an eye care specialist for more frequent eye exams. Check out or Frequency of Eye Exams page for information on how often you should visit an optometrist.
Take care of your body and you’ll take care of your eyes, now and in the future.
For more information about Healthy Aging from the Glaucoma Research Foundation page.