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10 ways your LMC Optometrist is providing you the best eye care!

What is the optometrist’s role in diabetes? Your optometrist will be able to: 1) Identify patients at risk of developing diabetic retinopathy. If diabetic retinopathy is detected early, it can treated effectively. Early intervention results in a much better outcome for your eyes. 2) Monitor patient’s eyes for any vision changes or progression of the condition 3) Optometrists are […]

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100 years of insulin

In 2021, the world celebrates the 100th anniversary of the discovery of insulin, a treatment that transformed type 1 diabetes from a once-fatal diagnosis into a chronic, medically manageable condition.  Sadly however, diabetes remains one of Canada’s most successful diseases. 100 years later even more Canadians have diabetes than ever before.  The current number of people living with diabetes in […]

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Reduce your risk of diabetic retinopathy and blindness

One of the leading causes of blindness among Canadians is diabetic retinopathy, which affects as many as 750,000 people, yet early detection and treatment can reduce the risk of blindness by 95% according to the Canadian Ophthalmological Society.  “Being diagnosed with any disease already comes with its own host of challenges, let alone losing your […]

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Hope In Sight: Celebrate World Sight Day!

World Sight Day (WSD) is an annual day of awareness, held the second Thursday of October, to focus global attention on blindness and vision impairment. WSD is coordinated by the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness. This year’s theme is Hope in Sight. Nearly everyone on the planet will experience an eye health issue in their lifetime […]

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When to have your child’s eyes examined

For school-age children, regular eye health exams are important. Eye exams help uncover vision problems, detect eye diseases early and help preserve vision long-term. The Canadian Association of Optometrists recommends that you have your child’s eyes checked every year. A child’s vision can change often, and unexpectedly, from ages 6 to 18; vision problems left […]

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Ten best foods for eye health

People often believe that failing eyesight is an inevitable result of aging or eyestrain. In truth, a healthy lifestyle can significantly reduce the risk of eye health problems. Organizations such as the Ontario Association of Optometrists and the Canadian Association of Ophthalmologists recommend the following 10 nutrient-rich foods: 1.Fish Many fish are rich sources of […]

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