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Healthy Eyes 4 Haiti Mission Trip
Posted on Wednesday June 27, 2018

Congratulations to EyeHealth Northwest’s EHR Systems Manager Sharon Jean- Louis on her first mission trip with her non-profit Healthy Eyes 4 Haiti. In cooperation with Highland Park United Methodist Church, they provided eye care services to 800 patients and 600 free eyeglasses were dispensed to the Haitian community of Petit Goave.   Dr. Gary Fish, retina specialist from Dallas, Texas, also performed necessary in-office procedures and laser treatments.   Sharon created a non-profit, Healthy Eyes 4 Haiti, in response to the growing need for essential services in rural Petit Goave, Haiti a small coastal community approximately 90 minutes west of Port Au Prince. Her belief is that everyone deserves access to quality, affordable healthcare. In Haiti, the majority of people rarely see a doctor or dentist. Haiti has suffered many hardships including the historic earthquake of 2010 and numerous hurricanes and storms. Thru it all, Sharon has witnessed the Haitian community persevere and start a new day. Healthy Eyes 4 Haiti mission is to provide no charge eye health care to the residents of Petit Goave and its surrounding communities. Please visit https://healthyeyes4haiti.com/ to learn about Sharon and her personal mission to improve the quality of life for Haitians one eye at a time. We are certainly proud!   :

Exercise and Your Eye Health
Posted on Wednesday February 28, 2018

  There are many reasons that people exercise – increased energy, weight loss, and several additional benefits. But have you ever heard how regular exercise can keep your eyes on their A game? Here is how regular exercise is helping your vision!  Living a sedentary lifestyle can put you at risk of developing conditions like cataracts, glaucoma, and age-related macular degeneration. By increasing the amount of exercise, you are doing daily it will help increase your health and avoid falling victim to conditions such as diabetes and high blood pressure that can put your overall health and vision at risk.  Here are some tips on how to increase your physical activity throughout the week:    Give yourself a step goal:  Life gets busy and usually exercising becomes less of a priority then it should be. By giving yourself a realistic goal of how many steps you should take in a single day it can really help you get moving more and increase your activity level! Walking more throughout the day will have an impact on decreasing your chances developing age-related macular degeneration.    Give yourself rewards:  People are easy to become discouraged and give up on exercising completely. By setting goals that are followed up with rewards you can motivate yourself to stay on track and not fall behind!    By increasing the amount of activity in your life it will help you keep your blood pressure and cholesterol in check and decrease your chances of developing glaucoma, cataracts, or age-related macular degeneration!      :

3 Tips That Can Help You Decrease Your Risk Of Spring Allergies
Posted on Monday February 26, 2018

  With the long months of Winter coming to an end - we are all ready for it to be spring. But the rising temperatures also come with an increase of pollen and with that comes the negative side effects of spring allergies. You have probably found yourself, a victim, to spring allergies and the annoying side effects. A runny nose, and the dreaded red, itchy, watery eyes. Here are 3 tips you can use to decrease your risk of getting spring allergies this year.    Avoid Allergens When the pollen level in your area is high it is important to avoid allergens as much as possible. A good way to reduce the amount of pollen you are encountering is by keeping your windows shut during high pollen periods and use a fan or air conditioning as an alternative in your home as well as your car. If you are using an air conditioning unit it is also important to make sure that you are replacing and cleaning the filters frequently.    Wear Sunglasses  When spring rolls around you can’t avoid going outside and facing the pollen forever, so when you do go outside it is important to keep your eyes protected. By wearing sunglasses you can shield your eyes and decrease the risk of getting pollen directly into your eyes causing irritation.    Wash Your Hands  Washing your hands frequently is important to do for a number of reasons but becomes increasingly important as the pollen levels increase. If you come in contact with pollen it is easy to forget to wash your hands - also making it easier to rub your eyes and unknowingly introduce it to your body. This will cause them to become irritated and leave you dealing with the annoying side effects of spring allergies.   :

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