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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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 …

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…

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 …

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…

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…

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: 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…

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: 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…

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…

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…

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…

$100 Cash Back Details

Want to know more about this amazing $100 Cash Back Voucher offer? Here are the details: * Every Lifetime Eyecare patient who gets an eye exam receives a $100 CASH BACK VOUCHER good towards the purchase of any Eyeglass Frame, Sunglass Frame or Pres…

Eye Exam Cash Back Voucher

$100 Cash Back - just for having an eye exam... Are we crazy?  Perhaps? Or perhaps we are simply really focused on being kind and generous to our eyecare patients? * Details: Each eyecare patient receives a $100 Cash Back voucher good towards ANY ou…

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 …
Scroll to Top