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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Blepharitis Inflammation of eyelids

Blepharitis Blepharitis is inflammation of the eyelids, characterized by red, itchy eyelids and the formation of dandruff-like scales at the base of the lashes. It is a common disorder and affects people of all ages. Blepharitis is not contagious an…

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…

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…

Vision Worsening Globally Article

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

New Eye Care Articles and Information

Lifetime Eyecare keeps you informed with our eye care and vision health article page.  Go to: www.lifetimeeyecare.ca/eyecare-articles-links/ and read all about eye exams, the latest on eye diseases and more.  We will add articles regularly so check b…

Lifetime Eyecare Newsletter – $2,000 in CASH awarded in New Westminster

How can you win $2,000 on New Year's Day? How about brand new Ray Ban's and Justin Timberlake's NEW EYEGLASS DESIGNS?  The latest Lifetime Eyecare Newsletter is a great way to stay connected to us and get the latest news and even special coupons and …

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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