Sunday, June 12, 2011

Dr. Laurie's List - The Basics

Eye Health Facts

Things to know about Cataracts

·      Most of us will develop cataracts at some point in our life
·      A cataract is a clouding of the lens in our eye
·      Eating foods high in certain antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids can reduce the risk and progression of cataracts
·      Wearing good quality sunglasses can help prevent cataracts or slow their progression
·      Cataract surgery, a very safe procedure, is the treatment for cataracts

For a more in-depth explanation of cataracts click on the link below.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Eyefoods Update

We're back to blogging!  Our new Locations page is up on the website.  It can be accessed from our home page with a listing of all the locations where the Eyefoods book can be purchased.  It's been a busy 2 months as we've been traveling across Ontario spreading the message of Eyefoods and introducing the book to other optometrists at various conferences.  If you check out the Locations page, you'll see that many optometrists across the province have Eyefoods available for their patients and the public to purchase.  We appreciate the support from our colleagues and we're all having a great time spreading the message of the importance of nutrition and lifestyle in the prevention of eye disease.

Remember, visit your optometrists regularly.  At least every 1-2 years if you don't have any eye health problems and more frequently if you have an eye condition or are at risk of an eye condition.

Stay tuned to further blogs - Dr. Laurie's List, Dr. Barb's Top Five and the Grocery List Eyefoods Challenge are to come.....

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Hot Summer Dinner for Healthy Eyes

It's going to be a scorcher today as the hot summer weather is giving us a taste of what's to come.  What a great day to have a refreshing dinner.  Try the Turkey and Mango Orange Pepper Boats along with a fresh salad tonight.

Click below for the recipe

Turkey Mango Orange Pepper Boats Recipe