Category Archives: Vision Health

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 percent of people with glaucoma have no idea that they have it. In 2013, there was…
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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 seniors, twice what it was in 2009. More than 5.5 million Canadians suffer from…
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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 every two years to catch any developing issues quickly. School vision tests are…
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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, the only images it’ll make you conjure will be the crystal-clear ones you see with your eyes,…
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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 shelves lately. VR headsets, usually too big for kids' heads, are meant for adult eyes…
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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” Campaign Bono of U2 and Revo Sunglasses have partnered up…
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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 ability to drive muscle function, resulting in what is known as central fatigue. Central fatigue usually affects limb movement,…
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