NBA Star Uses Contact Lenses and Wins

Stephen Curry, NBA Star, Loves His Contact Lenses! (Please see the blog article at Contactsforless.ca to see the most recent version of this article) “I started wearing contacts,” Curry told Marcus Thompson II of The Athletic. “No, I’m serious. It’s…

Can Tea And Exercise Prevent Glaucoma?

What is glaucoma? Glaucoma is a condition causing damage to the optic nerve in your eye.  The damage increases as time continues.  Left untreated, it leads to complete permanent blindness. It is the leading cause of blindness worldwide.  Fifty perce…

Vision Loss is Increasing

All Eyes Here: Vision Loss is Increasing Every Year Over 50,000 Canadians lose their eyesight every year. This number is expected to increase dramatically in the next 10 years as people grow older. By 2036, Canada will have roughly 10.9 million senio…

Lifetime Eyecare is Still New West’s #1 Best Eyeglass Centre

Best in New West, 9 Years Running!   For the ninth year in a row, readers of The New Westminster Record have voted Lifetime Eyecare as New Westminster’s #1 Best Eyeglass Centre! We’ve been awarded this honour every year since 2008! From the en…

Electrical Currents can Improve your Vision

“Shocking” New Developments In Vision Improvement The thought of pairing electricity and medicine might make you conjure up all sorts of spooky thoughts and images, but a new study from researchers at Vanderbilt University suggests that maybe soon, t…

Lifetime Eyecare Vision News Summary

At Lifetime Eyecare, we not only keep updated on your vision health, but also on vision news that is circling around the globe. Here is a short summary of a few articles we thought would interest you! Bono and Revo Start “Buy Vision, Give Sight” Camp…

Coffee Could Prevent Exercise-Induced Eye Fatigue

Eyes feel strained after your work-out? Drink coffee!   A recent study at the University of Auckland in New Zealand has shown that coffee could help prevent exercise-induced eye fatigue. Vigorous exercise can lower the central nervous system's …

How to Read Your Prescription

How to Read your Prescription, By Gary Heiting, OD So, you've just had an eye exam and your optometrist or ophthalmologist has given you an eyeglass prescription. He or she probably mentioned that you are nearsighted or farsighted, or perhaps that y…

Myopia in Kids Can be Reduced with Outdoor Light

CHILDREN AND MYOPIA   Children are often on mobile devices, tablets, computers, or even sitting too close to the T.V. This has been the cause of conception that children's eyes would be negatively impacted over short periods of time. However, A…

E-cigs Can Damage Your Vision

E-cigarettes, or e-cigs, have been very popular the past few years. Many people use them to help stop their addiction to nicotine, to stop smoking regular cigarettes, or simply because they love the taste of the many flavoured options. However, exper…

Hard to Fit Contacts

Having a hard time wearing contacts? Our friends over at ContactsforLess.ca wrote the article below which could help you answer a few questions if you are having trouble wearing contacts! Not all eyes are the same. There are a number of eye condition…

ContactsforLess.ca – Save Money on your contacts, Save the Planet.

Most of us can’t stand the fact that big companies ask you to donate MORE of your own money for causes. “Would you like to donate a dollar to…” Urgh. When put in that situation, we feel obligated to donate, and that’s just not okay. That’s one of the…

Eye Care for Infants and Children

At birth, your infant can only see in black, white, and certain shades of gray. Except things change. Their eyes are a very complex structure which helps them see and differentiate what is what. Many seem to think that an eye exam is petty or unneces…

Myopia: Causes and Cures

So you have Myopia or are concerned about it? You came to the right blog... Myopia is known for being the reason why distant objects are blurry and why sometimes you will see flashes of light.  You maybe wondering how is this caused? Or why can’t I …

Everything you need to know about eye floaters and spots

Eye Floaters and Spots Floaters and spots are harmless tiny clumps of gel or cells embedded the vitreous – the clear, jelly-like fluid that fills the inside of your eye. Floaters may look like specks, strands, webs or other shapes. They usually can …

Decorative contact lenses have potential to cause infection

With Halloween right around the corner, our very own Dr. Bachra was interviewed by  The Peak about decorative contact lenses. Here is the blog article about Dr. Bachra's interview. Decorative Contact Lenses Have Potential to Cause Infection Having…

Students Save More

Students Save Even More! One of the great perks of being a student, is all the amazing discount and "students save" opportunities that your studies get you! At Lifetime Eyecare in New Westminster, we have even more promotions for students. So if you…

Glasses: Top 10 Women Who Prove They Are Stylish

Top 10 Women Who Prove Glasses Are Stylish Glasses have come a long way from the unstylish name-calling of our youth. These days, our favorite style icons are showing off their style and rocking the eyewear movement on and out of the red carpet. If …

Food Tips for a Healthy Eye Care

When we focus on staying healthy as our bodies age, our focus tends to go to our heart, brain and bones first. But just think for a moment about how much we use our eyesight every single day. We use our vision to read books, to admire nature, and to …

What Should You Look for in a Pair of Sunglasses?

Not all sunglasses are created equal. When choosing sunglasses, it's important to know what to look for. We have some quick tips to ensure you are getting the best protection. Look for a label that says 99-100 UV absorption or UV 400 Avoid sunglas…

Restoring Eyesight to the Blind? Not a Thing of the Future!

Restoring Eyesight to the Blind? Not a Thing of the Future! Think the possility of restoring eyesight to the blind is a thing of the future? Think again. Researchers from the University of Montreal in Canada and University of Trento in Italy have rev…

Myopia Control

Myopia Control Although there is no cure for nearsightedness to this present day, there are in fact a number of treatments that your ophthalmologist can recommend to slow down the progression of myopia, especially for children and teenagers. Why Shou…

Why you should book an eye exam for your child

This Is Why You Want To Book An Eye Exam For Your Child Give your child a clear vision of a great school year by: Erin Chawla We all want of our kids to do well in school, even if we define success differently. For some families, success means top ma…

Article: More Education, Lousy Vision

More education leads to lousy vision Joan Raymond, TODAY contributor Turns out there’s something to that image of the four-eyed nerd: New research suggests that higher levels of education — and more time squinting at that computer screen and textboo…

Article: Glaucoma drug helps restore vision

Glaucoma drug helps restore vision loss linked to obesity By Jim Dryden A new study shows that the eyesight of patients with an unusual vision disorder linked to obesity improves twice as much if they take a glaucoma drug and lose a modest amount of…

June Online Newsletter

Our latest Online Newsletter is out.  Click here to read.  It is full of goodies, such as info on our $500 Shopping Spree contest, a profile of Chief Optometrist Dr. Bachra and an article on Laser Eye Surgery. Read it and if you wish to receive it in…

Article: Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetic Retinopathy What is it?  What are the warning signs?  How is it treated? Diabetic retinopathy is damage to the light-sensitive retina at the back of the eye due to Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes. It is the leading cause of blindness among America…

Article: Dangers of Laser Eye Surgery

Laser Eye Surgery: What should you know It is important that all patients realize that they have a choice.  Laser Eye Surgery, although a viable option for many, comes with rare but very serious dangers.  Lifetime Eyecare has chosen to not engage in …

Article: Avocados and Vision Health

Avocados and Lutein – Your Eye Health: What is Lutein? Lutein is a natural antioxidant that may help maintain eye health, as we get older. According to the American Optometric Association, lutein and zeaxanthin are carotenoids that filter harmful hig…

Article: Video Games and Children’s Vision

Children and Computer Vision Syndrome In the past decade, computer use among children in the United States has become pervasive. Consider these statistics: 94 percent of American families with children have a computer in the home with access to th…

Article: Cataracts, What You Need to Know

Cataracts, What You Need to Know A cataract is a clouding of the natural lens inside the eye. The lens and cornea (the clear front surface of the eye) work together to focus light onto the retina at the back of the eye. The lens also acts much like a…

Article: Exercise Your Eyes

How to Exercise Your Eyes 1 - Sit comfortably on a chair. Rub your hands together until they feel warm. Close your eyes and cover them lightly with your cupped palms. Avoid applying pressure to your eyeballs. Your nose should not be covered. Make sur…

Article: Infant Vision Basics

Your Infant's Visual Development The visual system of a newborn infant takes some time to develop. Knowing the expected milestones of your baby’s vision development during their first year of life can help you ensure your infant son or daughter is se…

Alzheimer’s discovered in eye exam

An international team of researchers studying the link between vision loss and Alzheimer's disease report that the loss of a particular layer of retinal cells not previously investigated may reveal the disease's presence and provide a new way to trac…

Astigmatism

Astigmatism Astigmatism is a very common and often misunderstood condition. Like nearsightedness and farsightedness, astigmatism is a refractive error, not an eye disease, and it is easily treated with eyeglasses or contact lenses. What causes astig…

AMD Macular Degeneration

Macular Degeneration Macular degeneration —also called age-related macular degeneration or AMD — is a degenerative condition in which the most sensitive part of the retina (the macula) starts to break down, causing a loss of central vision. Though m…

Lazy Eye (Amblyopia)

Amblyopia (Lazy Eye) Amblyopia is reduced vision in an eye caused by abnormal visual development. Commonly called “lazy eye,” amblyopia usually occurs in just one eye, but both eyes can be affected. Left untreated, amblyopia can cause legal blindnes…

Eye Allergies

Eye Allergies Eye allergies are overreactions of the body's immune system when certain substances come in contact with the eyes of sensitive individuals. These allergy-causing substances (called allergens) can include dust, pollen, mold and animal d…
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