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…

Nano Vista Eyeglass Frames for Kids Now Available!

  NEW: Nano Vista Eyeglass Frames for Kids now available at Lifetime Eyecare! From the class room to the playground, your child can fully enjoy himself without fear of breaking these incredibly tough eyeglass frames.  They'll keep his eyes saf…

Common Eyesight Problems in Children and Treatment

Last Eye Exam Was How Long Ago? When was your child's last eye exam?  Untreated vision problems can greatly affect a child's academic performance, as 80% of learning is done through the eyes. Doctors recommend a full optometric eye exam at least eve…

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…

Virtual Reality Games May be Harmful to Young Kids’ Eyes

Virtual Reality Can Cause Real Damage to Children's eyes. Kids usually are great with new technology, from tablets to the new trend in video games called Virtual Reality games (VR). Optometrists are warning parents about the new products hitting the …

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…

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 …

December 2014 E-Newsletter

Inside this issue: Special Contests and a message from Dr. Bachra about your annual benefits plus some information on a special eyecare program for B.C. kindergarteners. To read the December 2014 Issue Click Here (a new window will open) To SUBSCRI…

Free Eyeglasses for Kindergarteners

“Eye See … Eye Learn® Start-up Package” is launched in B.C. Eye See … Eye Learn® (ESEL) represents an opportunity for BC Doctors of Optometry to deliver eye care to more Kindergarten children, and to serve our children in a way that is both important…

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: 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: 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…

Glasses for Noah on CNN

Such a great story on CNN.  A boy named Noah didn't want to wear his eyeglasses.  In fact he thought everyone "would laugh at him".  What did his mother do?  She turned to Facebook to show him that cool people wear glasses.  Yes Noah.  Glasses are su…

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 …

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…
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