The Eye Bank of BC provides British Columbians with the opportunity to choose eye donation. Individuals can leave a legacy by providing up to 8 people with corneal and sclera graft transplants. Tissue may also be used to further research efforts into the treatment and prevention of ocular disease.
Currently, there are over 400 BC residents in need of a cornea transplant. This number is expected to increase due to the aging patient population. By choosing eye donation individuals have the opportunity to leave a legacy by providing up to 8 people with transplants of ocular tissue.
Alysa and her family have enormous appreciation for the amazing gift that gave her back her sight. They are forever thankful to the family who donated their child’s cornea so she could see again. Because of the cornea transplant, Alysa is able to live the life of a normal teenager without any challenges related to her vision.
March is #WorkplaceEyeWellnessMonth. While we typically think of eye-related injuries as only occurring with physical jobs such as construction work, working in an office can be just as hazardous to your eye sight.
To help prevent blue light exposure while working on a computer, remember to use the 20-20-20 rule, which means that every 20 minutes, you should look at an object at least 20 feet away for at least 20 seconds. It is also important to adjust your screen at a right angle and to remember to blink to prevent your eyes from drying out. #ProtectYourSight ... See MoreSee Less