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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.

Each year, we celebrate Vision Health Month in May.

Vision Health Month is a national awareness campaign designed to educate Canadians about their vision health and eliminate avoidable sight loss across the country. Throughout the month of May, CNIB asks all Canadians to protect their families’ vision health, starting with getting regular eye exams from a Doctor of Optometry.

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

Prepare an eye-healthy meal

Did you know that nutrition can have a profound influence on your vision health?  Good nutrition for the eyes means a balance of vitamins, minerals, fats and other nutrients. But negotiating your way through a maze of nutrient-dense lingo can be difficult. Check out our eye-healthy recipes for an easy way to protect your family’s sight!

Join the conversation

Want stay up-to-date on CNIB activities and vision health tips throughout the year? Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter to learn more about vision health and join the conversation! Stay tuned for Vision Health Month activities coming May 2015.

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