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Do Your Eyes Need Vitamins?

Mother and childEat carrots for your eyes? Well, it's not quite as simple as that, though nutrition and vitamins play an important role in your vision and eye health. Certain vitamins are used by different parts of the eyes. If you include a lot of Vitamin C, lutein and zeaxanthin in your everyday diet, you can prevent or slow down cataract and age-related macular degeneration development.

Other parts of the eye benefit from adding omega 3 fatty acids, Vitamin E and zinc in your foods. New in our office is "Cooking with Eyefoods" by author Dr. Laurie Capogna. This is a cookbook with recipes that focus on preventing eye diseases, with special emphasis on protection from UV radiation and blue light hazard.

In today's electronic generation we cannot avoid blue light from our smartphones, tablets, and computers. Top protective eyefoods such as kale and orange peppers are discussed. Learn how to enjoy healthy foods in delicious and simple recipes.

If you are one of those busy people on the run who don't eat as many fruits and vegetables as you should, consult Drs. Dianna Leong and Anh Bui for advice on eye nutrition to optimize your eye health.

Dr. Dianna Leong, Optometrist
www.foresighteyecare.com
Tel: 403-226-8881

Thank you for trusting your eyecare with us over the years.  The Foresight Eyecare team follows the government mandate to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.  After December 2020 announcements made by the Alberta Government, our clinic is following the revised Infection Prevention and Control policy by the Alberta College of Optometrists.

Patients interested in obtaining eye exam services or eye care products can be seen by appointment only.  Please call ahead, and staff will arrange an appointment time and ask COVID-19 screening questions.  If you have any symptoms of cough, fever, runny nose or shortness of breath, we ask that you call or e-mail us and do not attend the clinic for your scheduled visit.   Within the clinic, please wear a mask and use the hand sanitizer at reception.  Our clinic complies with the City of Calgary bylaw requiring mask covering over the age of two years old.  For patients who are unable to wear a face covering due to medical reasons, the patient can be scheduled for an appointment at a time when minimal number of other patients are in the clinic such as at the beginning or end of the day to ensure appropriate physical distancing requirements.

We are using disposable disinfectant wipes on all surfaces and devices such as front desk counters, chairs, handles in exam rooms and waiting room.  All eyewear that have been touched by patients are continually being sanitized.   Any toys and magazines are stored at this time.  Examination areas are being sanitized with hospital grade disinfectant.  Debit and credit cards but NO CASH payments will be accepted.

COVID-19 symptoms are not always obvious.  We want to fend off this pandemic and minimize risk to our patients and the Foresight staff as front line health workers.   Contact that is closer than 2 m (6 feet) is to be avoided, with barriers in place when this cannot be avoided. We choose to continue to do our work and cautiously take care of our patients with compassion, humility, gentleness, and patience.   It is a challenging and new experience for many of us, so let‘s support each other and prevent virus spread!  Beyond 2020, our focus is on take care of you and keeping Clean Hands, Clear Heads and Open Hearts.   For more information, please refer to the following web pages or phone Health Link 811.

www.albertahealthservices.ca

www.collegeofoptometrists.ab.ca

Drs. Dianna Leong, Anh Bui, Andrew Chan

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