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Vision Health Month

Keep your family’s eyes healthy

Vision loss can happen to anyone, at any age. In fact, one in seven Canadians will develop a serious eye disease in their lifetime. But did you know that 75 per cent of vision loss can be prevented or treated? Preventive measures and early detection of eye disease significantly lowers your risk of vision loss.

May is Vision Health Month and there’s no better time to introduce your family to the importance of eye health. CNIB and Doctors of Optometry Canada are calling on all Canadians to protect their families’ vision health, starting with getting regular eye exams from a Doctor of Optometry.

2014 marks the fifth year CNIB has led Vision Health Month, a national awareness campaign designed to educate Canadians about their vision health and eliminate avoidable sight loss across the country. One in seven Canadians will develop a serious eye disease in their lifetime. So this year, we’re talking to families to make sure all Canadians, young and old, are taking the steps they need to prevent vision loss.

Healthy Vision Checklist

Fill out our interactive Healthy Vision Checklist to learn about simple actions you can take to protect your family’s sight and reduce your risk.

You take good care of your family’s health – you get regular checkups with your family doctor, make healthy school lunches, and make sure everyone stays active. But what are you doing to take care of your eyes? Our Healthy Vision Checklist provides:

  • Tips to keep eyes healthy and prevent vision loss or blindness
  • Guidelines on how to protect your eyes from things like UV damage, household hazards, and workplace safety threats
  • Daily eye care tips to decrease your risk of common eye diseases and vision loss
  • Details on when and how frequently you should have your family’s eyes examined
  • Facts about common eye conditions and what you can do to have healthy eyes for life

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