Insight Into Eyesight

Vision is our most precious sense.

Canadians report that they would rather lose the use of their legs, or even sacrifice years off their lives than lose their eyesight. Still, too many neglect having an eye examination for many years, for sight saving preventative eye car.

Consider this: Each year, 78,000 Canadians are diagnosed with age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a number which is expected to triple within the next 25 years.

Four conditions cause the majority of preventable vision loss that is occurring in Canada today: age related macular degeneration (AMD), glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and cataracts.

Don’t be just another statistic! Come in for an appointment today!

 

In the interest of your better Eye Health, from the practice of: 

Dr. H. H. Walji, OPTOMETRIST

(Hons. BSc, MSc, O.D., F.I.O.S)

6633 Hwy 7 at 9th Line

Markham, Ontario

905-471-EYES (3937)

http://www.Eyesdr.com

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Top Five Reasons Why Your Eyes Just Won’t Stop Tearing

1. Dry Eye Syndrome – When your DRY, irritated eyes produce too many tears.

2. Allergies – Itchy, burning, watery eyes from environmental causes.

3. Irritants – Dry air, bright lights, wind, foreign body, chemicals, eye strain.

4. Eye Infections – Viral infections, conjunctivitis, lid infections.

5. Blocked Tear Ducts – Tears won’t get drained away, so they overflow.

In the interest of your better Eye Health, from the practice of: 

Dr. H. H. Walji, OPTOMETRIST

(Hons. BSc, MSc, O.D., F.I.O.S)

6633 Hwy 7 at 9th Line

Markham, Ontario

905-471-EYES (3937)

http://www.Eyesdr.com

An Eye-Opening Resolution Worth Keeping

Make a resolution to include Eye Health as part of your family’s New Year General Health Plan. Our Optometry Practice supports a public awareness campaign promoting healthy eyes and vision safety.

1. Children should have a thorough optometric eye examination by the age of four.

2. Have your eyes examined without delay if you experience any visual changes, pain, flashes of light, or injuries. Diabetics should have more frequent examinations. African-Canadians are at a higher risk for glaucoma and also require closer monitoring.

3. Always wear protective eye wear during sports and when working with mechanical tools. Ninety percent of such injuries are preventable if only protective eye wear is used.

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Happy Holidays and Best Wishes in 2014!

Our team of professional optometry staff and technicians wish to thank you very much for your continued loyalty of our practice and the wonderful privilege of serving you and your family. Your confidence in our practice has clearly been demonstrated by your many referrals of family and friends and this has been the key to our success every since 1988.

We look forward to serving you again in the new year with enthusiasm and dedication. Your eyes are worth our thorough eye examination regularly. Did you know that you would have to walk 80,000 km (twice around the world at the equator) for your leg muscles to get the same exercise that your eyes get in just one day? So pre-arrange for your family’s eye-care examination today and take care of your eyesight.

In the interest of your better Eye Health, from the practice of: 

Dr. H. H. Walji, OPTOMETRIST

(Hons. BSc, MSc, O.D., F.I.O.S)

6633 Hwy 7 at 9th Line

Markham, Ontario

905-471-EYES (3937)

http://www.Eyesdr.com

Less Dietary Fat, Less Blindness

High-fat diets not only increase your likelihood of a heart attack and cancer, they also increase your risk of going blind. A diet rich in saturated fat and cholesterol is 80 per cent more likely to develop your macular degeneration, a condition that destroys vital central vision. Include more fibre and take vitamins in moderation to cut your risks of macular degeneration and cataracts, the two major common causes of reduced vision and/or blindness in advancing age.

Unhealthy diets clog up both arteries inside your heart and also inside your eyes. This reduces blood flow and nourishment inside your eyes that can lead to blindness such as in macular degeneration.

 

In the interest of your better Eye Health, from the practice of: 

Dr. H. H. Walji, OPTOMETRIST

(Hons. BSc, MSc, O.D., F.I.O.S)

6633 Hwy 7 at 9th Line

Markham, Ontario

905-471-EYES (3937)

http://www.Eyesdr.com

Preserving Your Sight

 

1. Cataracts: Vitamins C and E and proper sunglasses that block 95% of UVA and UVB can help. Most people with cataracts initially just need a new prescription for glasses. Contrary to popular belief, the majority of people do not require cataract surgery because in the long run, they will not cause significant vision loss.

2. Glaucoma: Walking briskly for 20 min, 4 times a week, can often help lower your eye pressure significantly. Vigilant monitoring of your eye pressure, field of vision, and thorough eye examinations can prevent blindness from the damages caused by glaucoma.

3. Macular Degeneration: Protection from UV rays with sunglasses and daily supplements of vitamin C, beta-carotene, vitamin E and zinc oxide with copper is recommended for most people.

In the interest of your better Eye Health, from the practice of: 

Dr. H. H. Walji, OPTOMETRIST

(Hons. BSc, MSc, O.D., F.I.O.S)

6633 Hwy 7 at 9th Line

Markham, Ontario

905-471-EYES (3937)

http://www.Eyesdr.com

How to Prepare for Your Next Thorough Eye Examination Appointment

A thorough eye exam is your most valuable tool in ensuring a lifetime of healthy eyes and clear sight. So why not come in prepared with some written notes in advance with the following details:

What concerns exactly are you wanting to have resolved at your eye appointment? Are you experiencing double vision or is it blurred vision, or is it both?

What chronic health condition do you or any of your family members suffer from? High Blood Pressure, Diabetes, Lupus, Allergies, Multiple Sclerosis, etc. can all play a role in the health of your eyes.

All Heredity Eye Health problems, like Glaucoma, Keratoconus, etc. can increase one’s probability of acquiring that particular condition.

Names and dosages of all prescription as well as non-prescription medications including birth control pills, and acne medication with tetracyclines is important, since they can affect your eyes. If possible, bring in all current medications with you.

How exactly do you use your eyes at Work, at your Hobbies as well as at Play? Proper eyeglasses can only be prescribed with such details. Otherwise, your eye glasses can be the cause of your poor posture and neck and back problems too! You want to ensure eye comfort with computer use and eye safety in industrial settings as well as when playing home-renovator around the house.

In the interest of your better Eye Health, from the practice of: 

Dr. H. H. Walji, OPTOMETRIST

(Hons. BSc, MSc, O.D., F.I.O.S)

6633 Hwy 7 at 9th Line

Markham, Ontario

905-471-EYES (3937)

http://www.Eyesdr.com