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When you get tired of mini carrot baggies for your daily dose of vitamin K, try this roasted carrot recipe.
Golden Roasted Carrots
These make a great side dish or a tasty add-on to your entree salad.
3 tablespoons of olive oil
1 1/4 teaspoons of kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon of freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons of minced dill or parsley
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Slice carrots in half lengthwise.
Cut carrots diagonally in 1/2-inch slices
Toss carrots with oil salt and pepper in a bowl.
Spread coated carrot in a single layer on a baking sheet and put in the over for 20 mins.
Carrots will be golden brown when ready.
Let cool then toss with fresh herbs.
Feast your eyes and tummy. Enjoy.
Original recipe from foodnetwork.com
Why you Should Eat Carrots for Eye Health
Eating for your eye health is more about prevention than it is about improvement. Deteriorating eyesight can't be stopped by a carrot, but eating a balanced diet with plenty of vitamin K will keep your eyes in good health which in turn will impede degeneration.
Carrots can't help vision problems, but glasses can.
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CALGARY (September 9, 2013) – FYidoctors, a leading Canadian eye care company, is pleased to announce that they have acquired the Canadian assets and operations and have entered into a licensing agreement with Vision Source, North America’s largest network of private practice optometrists with approximately 2,800 practices.
Vision Source will transfer its Canadian assets and operations, consisting of 95 franchisees, to FYidoctors, including rights to the Vision Source name in Canada through a trademark licensing agreement. The transaction is expected to close on October 1, 2013 subject to certain customary closing conditions. Vision Source and FYidoctors will continue to work closely together through a planned transition period.
The acquisition and licensing agreement is designed to create a long-term relationship between FYidoctors and Vision Source Canada to continually fuel the preservation of independent optometry with eye care professionals in North America. This combination will provide a tremendous platform for growth for both organizations and will allow both companies to continue to increase market share in Canada. The agreement will give Vision Source Canadian franchisees multiple benefits including strengthened buying power, an extensive network of shared knowledge and resources, as well as the Vision Source brand name and marketing support.
While continuing to operate under the Vision Source name, Canadian Vision Source franchisees will also now be able to leverage the many benefits that FYidoctors has to offer including its 33,000 square foot freeform laboratory and distribution center and access to several exclusive brands and supply chain agreements. While Vision Source Canada will be owned by FYidoctors, FYidoctors and Vision Source will continue to operate as separate business units and brands, providing Canadian optometrists the strength and value of two entities regardless of how they choose to practice as independent eye care professionals.
“It has always been the mandate for FYidoctors to ensure that optometrists, not corporations, define what eye care looks like in Canada,” said Dr. Alan Ulsifer, CEO of FYidoctors. “We have invested quite heavily to create unique infrastructure and support platforms to help strengthen the profession and to ensure a competitive advantage in the marketplace,” he added. “The combination of the franchise model of Vision Source and the collaborative shareholder model of FYidoctors will provide tremendous resources and opportunities for independent eye doctors that simply don’t exist anywhere else in the world today.”
“We are very excited about this agreement with FYidoctors in Canada,” said Vision Source Executive Chairman Glenn Ellisor, O.D. “Canada continues to be a thriving area in our business growth, and to now work even more closely with FYidoctors moving forward, independent optometrists and consumers who need eye exams will benefit even more as they enjoy more shared services and locations of both organizations.”
FYidoctors is a private, optometry-owned, eye care company with its home office located in Calgary, Alberta and a fully automated freeform laboratory and distribution facility in Burnaby, British Columbia. FYidoctors is currently one of Canada’s largest providers of ophthalmic products and services with over 200 optometrists servicing over 100 locations across the country, including Canadian distribution rights to multiple optical and vision products. For more information on FYidoctors please visit: www.fyidoctors.com
About Vision Source
Founded in 1991, Vision Source is North America’s largest network of private practice optometrists with approximately 2,800 practices consisting of the most influential experts in the eye care industry. Through leveraging the network’s collective power, Vision Source is able to deliver practice and professional development tools, marketing expertise and services, and unsurpassed purchasing power. For more information, call 888-558-2020 or visit www.visionsource.com
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Vision is directly related to a child's ability to learn. Studies have shown that 1 in 4 school aged children have vision problems, and if left untreated can negatively impact their education.
Look out for these warning signs, as they may indicate a vision problem
1. Consistently sitting too close to the TV or holding a book too close
2. Losing his place while reading or using a finger to guide his eyes when reading
3. Squinting or tilting the head to see better
4. Frequent eye rubbing
5. Sensitivity to light and/or excessive tearing
6. Closing one eye to read, watch TV or see better
7. Avoiding activities which require near vision, such as reading or homework, or distance vision, such as participating in sports or other recreational activities
8. Complaining of headaches or tired eyes
9. Avoiding using a computer, because it "hurts his eyes"
10. Receiving lower grades than usual
Vision problems will interfere with development in and out of the classroom, and can even impact how children adjust in school. The earlier vision problems are detected the better they can be treated.
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Difficulty sleeping may not be the only problem associated with obstructive sleep apnea. A type of glaucoma may also be associated with this sleep disorder.
A recent study found that during a five-year period, people with OSA had a greater chance of developing open-angle glaucoma than people without this disorder.
Sleep apnea occurs when the airways become blocked while you sleep, which makes it difficult to breathe. Open-angle glaucoma is a type of glaucoma where pressure builds up in the eye and leads to vision loss.
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