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Keeping an eye on your eyes

Our eyes are a lens on the world we live in. They are how we see our families and friends and the joy of the changing seasons. Keeping our eyes healthy is important. In 2018, the Canadian Ophthalmological Society (COS), revealed a majority of Canadians (59 %) experience symptoms of potential eye disease, yet only half of these people (54%) reported they had seen a health care professional. This is particularly concerning as early detection is key in preventing eye disease from progressing or resulting in vision loss or blindness. This is especially so as we age. Says Dr. Phil Hooper, MD, FRCSC. “Regular, dilated comprehensive eye exams are important as some serious eye diseases produce no symptoms at all until they are very advanced.” According to COS, the majority of Canadians said they’d rather loose their hearing or even a limb, than lose their eyesight. “A common misconception is

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