National Injury Prevention Day July 5
Safety begins with prevention - don't let a moment of carelessness have long-term consequences!
Have a (Safe) Blast this Summer!
The summer season is well underway, and with good weather comes lots of opportunities to relax and enjoy the great outdoors. But when things go wrong, there can be serious damage— especially to your eyes. We’ve compiled a list of ways to protect your eyes so you can keep enjoying your favourite summer activities for years to come.
Most people do not think of eye safety at home, but half of all eye injuries happen in this “safe” place. What’s more, about 90% of all eye injuries could be prevented by wearing proper eye protection.
Participating in sports is a great way to stay in shape and keep your eyes healthy. When gearing up for a sporting activity, all athletes should consider protective eyewear, regardless if it’s for professional, amateur, or recreational purposes.
Every day 700 Canadian workers sustain eye injuries on the job. Learn how to be safe.
Self-Care Day July 24
Taking good care of yourself helps keep your eyes healthy too!
Eye Food Information
Your eyes, like the rest of your body, benefit when you eat well. There are some foods that are particularly good for your eyes and offer nutrients and vitamins your eyes need to stay healthy. If your diet includes orange peppers, kale, spinach, berries, and kiwis, you're on the right track.
Just as we drink water to stay hydrated or fill up on fruits and veggies to maintain our health, it’s also important to nurture our eyes with food.
Good hydration and eye health are connected. Our bodies are more than 50% water, so it should come as no surprise that dehydration can lead to vision problems and have other serious impacts on our health. If you want to maintain healthy eyes, grab a cup of water and drink it as you read this article.
Many of us spend a good deal of our time staring at screens from laptops, computers, smartphones, gaming systems and television. This can put a lot of strain on our eyes and cause eye fatigue. When using your screens give your eyes a break.