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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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Ontario Faces Crisis as Millions of Eye Exams in Jeopardy

Ontario’s optometrists are launching an urgent appeal to the Ontario government to end the 30-year neglect in funding for eye care. This chronic underfunding, coupled with the devastating impact of COVID-19 on optometrists’ ability to see patients, threatens Ontarians’ access to these essential health services.

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.”

Kale Recipe

“Here’s my healthy and delicious alternative to store-bought potato chips. It is low in sodium, baked (not fried) and an overall healthier snack to eat. It uses a few simple ingredients and it is very quick to make as well.”

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