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Every week, the Bedford Eye Care Centre posts topics of interest, including eye and general health news as well as news about our office. Feel free to comment on any of the blog posts or ask us a question at firstname.lastname@example.org ... we are more than happy to answer!
Drinking a cup of beetroot juice can lower blood pressure, researchers say.
Drugs that could help people to live to 150 by slowing the ageing process are being developed by scientists.
Using DNA sequencing, researchers distinguish between 'good' and 'bad' strains of certain skin bacteria. The 'good' kind might be used to zap zits more effectively, they say.
Wondering what's new in Eyewear for 2013? Check out this video.
Study finds gene therapy eliminated mimic of type 1 disease in five beagle pups; implications for humans unclear.
BETHESDA, Md. - It could be a huge game changer in flu prevention.
Scientists are developing a universal vaccine that will offer protection against any and all flu strains, and the nucleus of that research is in the D.C. region.
We have a winner for our December promotion! Robin Fulton won a beautiful pair of Silhouette crystal frames and progressive lenses. She just loves the...
Watch this video to see what floaters actually look like inside the eye.
At least 170,000 cases of skin cancer each year are linked to indoor tanning, according to an analysis published online Tuesday in the British medical journal BMJ.
Doctors have warned of a "lack of knowledge" about the dangers of mixing some medications with grapefruit.
The fruit can cause overdoses of some drugs by stopping the medicines being broken down in the intestines and the liver.
Experience 'limitless' vision with the new Varilux S Series progressive lenses. Essilor's new breakthrough technology virtually eliminates the swim ef...
What causes a Posterior Vitreous Detachment (PVD). Are they dangerous? How are they detected and treated?
Posterior Vitreous Detachment (PVD) What is vitreous detachment? Most of the ...
What is Dry Eye Syndrome and Meibomian Gland Disorder. How are they treated?
DRY EYE SYNDROME WHAT IS IT? Dry eye syndrome is a chronic lack of sufficient lubric...
For people who are colorblind, life involves little workarounds and big compromises alike. Daily challenges range from not knowing whether meat is fully cooked to not being able to read whether a horizontal traffic light is showing green or red. More serious repercussions include being shut out of a dream job, like piloting planes, because misreading landing-strip lights can have life-or-death consequences.
Great video describing the difference between Optometrists, Opticians and Ophthalmologists and how we all work together to provide you with great eye ...
Pens and pencils, notebooks and glue sticks are always on the back-to-school supply list; however, parents shouldn’t overlook one of the most important tools for classroom success – your child’s eyes.
Droopy eyelids are a major reason why some people consider eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) to remove and tighten excess eyelid skin for a more alert, youthful appearance.
Millions of diabetes sufferers face the daily grind of frequent skin prick tests to monitor their blood sugar levels.
Now researchers have developed an innovative alternative that could reveal the same information in the blink of an eye.
The average human can perceive one million different colors, but researchers suspect that a small percentage of women may be capable of seeing one hundred times that amount. Finding out who these women are, however, will be no easy task.
The eyes are more than windows to your soul—they're also a good place to look for signs of trouble brewing in your body. Make sure to regularly see your eye doctor!
Nikon has invented a new lens specific for computer users under the age of 40. This lens reduces eye strain and eye fatigue when using any type of computer or cell phone technology.
A small lens in Ron Buhler's eye that's wired directly to his optic nerve has given him a whole new perspective on life.
Once thought to be delayed, little Emmelyn Roettger just needed glasses
Dr. Barrie, an Optometrist from Saskatoon discusses Colour Deficiency.
Vitamin D supplements could be as effective as prescription medicine at reducing high blood pressure, a conference will hear.
Sweet news about those chocolate cravings: People who eat moderate amounts regularly are thinner than those who eat chocolate less often.
New research highlights a dramatic increase in the rates of melanoma, a potentially fatal form of skin cancer, among young adults, with young women being hit the hardest.
Dr. Barrie, an Optometrist from Saskatoon discusses eye floaters.
A drink or two per day may help lower a man's odds of death in the two decades following a heart attack, a new study suggests.
Antioxidants found in fruits, vegetables and red wine killed cancer cells, including those that are resistant to treatment, in a study that scientists said may lead to more effective tumor fighters.