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With the latest scientific study results, practical advice, and meal ideas and recipes, Eyefoods is a comprehensive and easy to understand guide to science and health. Through their daily interactions with patients both optometrists saw the need for a way to educate people regarding the benefits of good nutrition and vision. Drs. Capogna and Pelletier write, “Over our years of practice there has been an increasing number of scientific studies that show a link between diet, lifestyle and the prevention of eye disease.

As optometrists, we want to share this information with our patients and the public. We analyzed the past and current research on nutrition and eye disease. We identified the most important nutrients in the prevention of eye disease, Eye Nutrients. After careful analysis of hundreds of whole foods, we found the foods that contain the most Eye Nutrients.

These are Eyefoods.” To show how simple it is to help maintain healthy eyes for a lifetime the optometrists created the Eyefoods Plan. This easy to use tool is included in the Eyefoods book to help you integrate Eyefoods and lifestyle recommendations into your daily life.

Eyefoods is the idea and creation of Dr. Laurie Capogna and Dr. Barbara Pelletier, supported by in-depth research and over 25 years of optometric experience.

If you have read the book and want to leave a suggestion for further reading, leave a comment on our review sites!

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