May is Healthy Vision Month

Vision Health Month is a time to raise awareness about eye health and the steps we can take to prevent vision loss. A regular eye exam by a doctor of optometry is the best way to stay on top of your eye health.

Did you know that 1 in 7 Canadians will develop a serious eye disease in their lifetime? Yet 75% of vision loss can be prevented or treated with proper care. A comprehensive eye exam can also detect potentially life threatening conditions, like brain tumours, high blood pressure and diabetes.

In recognition of Vision Health Month, Ginette Petitpas, Minister of Health, urges Canadians to “make visiting an optometrist a part of their regular health routine”.