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…

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…

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…

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 …

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…

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…

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…

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 …

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…

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…

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…

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: 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…

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…

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…

Vision Worsening Globally Article

Read this informative article on the status of vision globally, where it is headed and what to be thinking about. http://www.lifetimeeyecare.ca/article-vision-impairment-worsening/…
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