The back to school season is a new and unfamiliar one for everyone this year. Don’t forget eye exams to support your child’s learning.
Welcome back to Gloucester and Almonte Family Optometrists! We are happy to announce
that we will be re-opening our practices on Monday, June 1, 2020.
When we’re young, we’re usually at our best physically, but our youth can also make it easy to overlook problems. Ask yourself: could an undiagnosed vision problem be preventing you from reaching your full potential? Could a vision problem be affecting a family member in this way?
Don’t wait, if you’re not sure. If you find night driving difficult, or have issues with your vision under other circumstances, book an appointment to see your optometrist.
We’re always focused on your eyes and this month we encourage you to consider the eye health of everyone in your family.
Young Children and Eye Care
Many people don’t realize that children should start seeing an optometrist when they turn 6 months of age in order to ensure their eyes are developing as they should. If there are no issues, the next appointment should come at 3 years of age, and then every year after that.
Senior Eye Health
At the other end of the scale, seniors should also be sure to get yearly eye exams to ensure that the effects of aging eyes – think glaucoma and cataracts – are detected and treated quickly to minimize their potential impact on quality of life.
Eye Health at All Ages
Of course, the common thread here is that everyone should get annual exams in order to stay on top of potential emerging issues. We do more than check your vision. We employ tools to check the health of your inner eye to make sure everything is working as it should.
It’s never too late to make eye health a top priority. #VisionHealthMonth. Contact us today to book your appointment:
There are three fairly simple rules to remember if you want to take care of your eyes – and your family members’ eyes – this winter.
1) UV Protection is just as important in the winter as in summer. Sunglasses are always a good choice, but it’s possible to get additional UV protection with both your eye wear and some contact lenses. You can also protect your eyes with a good hat, or limit your time outside on glaringly sunny days when snow is on the ground, as harmful UV rays are bounced right into your eyes under these conditions.
2) Hydration matters. If you wear contact lenses, you may find they dry out more quickly in the winter. Take care and lubricate more frequently. At home you may find that humidifying the air keeps you and your eyes more comfortable. Eye drops can help eyes that are particularly scratchy and uncomfortable. Ask your Optometrist for help choosing the best ones if you’re not sure.
3) Get advice if you’re finding that the winter months are harder on your eyes. A conversation with your Optometrist can help.
Have a safe and comfortable winter season!