June is Cataract Awareness Month

The month of June is Cataract Awareness Month. Most people have heard of cataracts, but what do you really know about them? Do you know what causes them? How to prevent them? Are you aware of the warning signs? The Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB) says that cataracts are the leading cause of blindness in adults, and that more than 2.5 million Canadians have them, so it is a very good idea to learn as much about them as possible.

What are Cataracts?

Nutrition and Your Eyes

March is National Nutrition Month, a very good time to discuss the effect of diet on your vision. The average rabbit can tell you about the importance of carrots for your eyesight, but what other foods can help?

Aging and Eye Disease

We all know that as we get older, our bodies wear down and need more maintenance and upkeep. The same is true for our eyes. Some common eye diseases that are related to getting older are: Cataracts, Diabetic Retinopathy, Dry Eye Syndrome, Glaucoma, and Macular Degeneration.  Many of these age related conditions can be avoided or controlled by maintaining a healthy lifestyle, not smoking, getting regular exercise, and eating healthy. But what is a good diet to maintain eye health?