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February Awareness: Understanding Macular Degeneration’s Impact

Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD), often referred to as Macular degeneration, is a chronic eye condition that primarily affects older adults. It involves the deterioration of the macula, a small but crucial area near the center of the retina responsible for sharp, central vision. The macula allows us to see fine details clearly and perform tasks […]

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Surge in Viral Eye Infections: Insights from Optometrists

The rise in viral eye infections has prompted concern among Optometrists. The President of the Ontario Association of Optometrists (OAO), Dr. Josephine Pepe, emphasizes the critical role of Optometrists in diagnosing and treating red eyes. Dr. Josephine Pepe has stated, “Optometrists are the best professionals to visit for proper diagnosis and treatment of red eyes

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Celebrating a childhood eye Cancer survivor, Star Trek actor and the optometrist who saved his life with an early diagnosis

Childhood Cancer Warrior Bruce Horak shows “out of this world” strength and tenacity! The OAO is celebrating Bruce during Childhood Cancer Awareness month for showing the world that blindness does not have to get in the way of having an amazing career as an actor.

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Optometrists ready to roll up their sleeves to help vaccinate Ontarians

TORONTO, Jan. 26, 2021 /CNW/ – Ontario optometrists are willing to step up to assist with the rollout of the government’s vaccine implementation plan. “We know that the Ontario government is looking to increase the public’s access to the COVID-19 vaccine,” says Dr. Sheldon Salaba, President of the Ontario Association of Optometrists (OAO). “Optometrists can help with this by providing vaccinations in-office

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Butternut Squash Soup

“On a regular basis, my patients often ask what they can to help preserve their vision. One of my recommendations is to include nutrient dense foods in their daily diet. Some of the most important nutrients come from orange vegetables as they are high in beta-carotene, vitamin E, zinc, fibre, vitamin C, lutein and zeaxanthin. These foods may protect against the development and progression of cataracts and macular degeneration. It is recommended to eat at least one orange vegetable daily. Some great options are sweet potatoe, butternut squash, orange peppers, and carrots. Here is a recipe that I’ve created that is rich in eye nutrients and is great during the fall and winter months.”

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