Carrots Can Prevent Cataracts Researcher Say

Certain vitamins and cartenoids contained in carrots can significanly reduce cataract risk (reprinted from the following Review of Optometry webpage) The News Feed Published April 2, 2019 If you want patients to fend off age-related cataracts, the …

IN THE NEWS: Chinese Province Bans App-Based Homework

This Chinese Province Has A Good Idea To Save Children's Vision! A recent article in The Guardian highlights an important topic: technology-use and your child's eyesight. It has been argued by many vision experts that we must beware! The use of lapto…

February Video of the Month

Erika has some great news... Yes, our dear Erika is here to tell you all about how great Lifetime Eyecare in New Westminster is. But there is more! We have a $500 Shopping Spree Contest, we have the new Best Price Guarantee, we have great service, gr…

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…

Vision and Nutrition

It is often said that, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” This has a unique but eye awakening truth to it. Your vision uses up to one third of all your brain power. Nutrition helps feed it.   Therefore, your eyes need the right …

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 …

Types of Specialty Eyewear

Though your "everyday" glasses may serve you well for many activities, you can improve your comfort, performance and safety for other specific visual tasks with specialty eyewear. This is especially true if you wear bifocals or progressive lenses du…

Dry Eye Syndrome

Dry eye syndrome (or “dry eye”) is the chronic lack of enough lubrication on the surface of the eye, causing general discomfort and difficulty wearing contact lenses. It can also increase the risk of eye infections. Dry eye is common, with some studi…

ContactsForLess.ca: The Only Way You Should Purchase Contact Lenses Online

ContactsForLess.ca: The Only Way You Should Buy Contact Lenses Online Lifetime Eyecare has now made it even easier for our patients to order their contact lenses. By purchasing your contact lenses online, it makes it extremely easy for you to re-orde…

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…

Buying Prescription Glasses Online

Buying Prescription Glasses Online If you have thought about purchasing your next pair of prescription glasses online, there are a few things you need to know before you purchase. As the online retail industry has exploded over the last few years, o…

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…

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 …

Do Not Buy Contact Lenses Without a Prescription!

Dangers of Buying Contact Lenses Without a Prescription Although contact lenses are one of the safest eye correction methods out there, the use of contact lenses can be risky, especially if you purchased your contact lenses without a prescription and…

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…

Kale Recipes for Vision Health

Kale Rocks Your Vision To see some great Kale Recipes Please Click Here There is no doubt that Kale is one of the best foods for protecting your vision.  As blogger Julie Upton, RD, wrote on Health.com: "...green and yellow fruits and vegetables are…

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…

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…

Myopia and Vitamin D

Time Outdoors and Myopia Optometry Times, August 2013 by Donald O. Mutti, OD, PhD One of the most common stereotypes about the young myope is that he or she is a reader. The Internet age may modify our picture somewhat, but parents and optometrists …

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…

Children vision and learning

Learning-Related Vision Problems Experts say more than 80 percent of what children are taught in school is presented visually, in the form of books and other written or visual means. So, good vision is essential for learning. The first step to make …

Infants Visual Development

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…

Children Eyecare FAQ

Children’s Vision FAQ Q: Our 3-year-old daughter was just diagnosed with strabismus and amblyopia. What are the percentages of a cure at her age? A: With proper treatment, the odds are very good. Generally, it is better to treat strabismus and ambly…

Sale Extended and $500??

You read it right.  We are EXTENDING the Designer Eyewear Sale thru September 30.  That is a Sunday, so that means you will have a weekend to come in and find the coolest eyeglasses or sunglasses - like Gucci, Versace, Hugo Boss and more!  To read mo…

Online Newsletter – September 2012

Check out our brand new newsletter (ripe with info on contests and our BIG DESIGNER FRAME SALE)!! CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE…

New Article: Wearing the Wrong Contact Lenses

Contact lenses are an option for people who need a prescription for better vision but do not want to rely on eyeglasses every day. However, contact lenses require more than the prescription for correcting vision. The eye doctor must also measure the …
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