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Archive for Author: jessica

Get to know Dr. Jessica Chang

This month we’re wrapping up our staff highlights with a Q&A session with Dr. Jessica Chang.  She opened Avenue Eyecare in 2011 and has led its evolution over the years. Enjoy! What attracted you to become an optometrist? I was introduced to optometry at a very young age when...

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Get to know Dr. Karen Lee

This month, we’re continuing to highlight our staff and doctors on social media so you can get to know us better.  Enjoy today’s Q&A session with Dr. Karen Lee who has been a loyal team member since 2012. We met her when she joined our team as an optometric...

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Get to know Dr. Ying Zhao

This month we’ve been featuring our team on social media so that you can get to know us a little better.  We’re wrapping up with special Q&A sessions with each of our doctors this week!  Today we’re kicking things off with an invaluable team member who joined us in...

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Blephex Treatment for Healthier Eyelids

Blephex is an in-office treatment for blepharitis.  This handheld device helps deep clean and exfoliate the lid margins.   The procedure uses a soft disposable medical grade micro-sponge that spins along the edge of your eyelids and lashes.    Blephex is a painless procedure that safely and effectively...

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TOP 5 QUESTIONS ABOUT ORTHO-K ANSWERED HERE!

During our myopia control consultations, parents often have questions about one of the most common methods we offer, orthokeratology (ortho-k, OK lenses).  Ortho-k lenses are often used to slow down the progression of nearsightedness in children.  Here are the answers to the top 5 questions we get during our...

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The MiyoSmart Lens: A new myopia control tool

The options for myopia management continually grow and change…it’s an exciting area of practice that keeps us on our toes!  Hoya Canada launched a new spectacle option called the MiyoSmart lens.  It was developed by Hoya in partnership with The Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 2018 and was awarded...

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How to protect your eyes during Vancouver’s air quality advisory!

Over the last several days, Metro Vancouver’s air quality remains one of the worse in the world.  Smoke and soot from wildfires in Washington and Oregon are causing unsafe conditions for us up here.  I’m looking at the air quality index (AQI) on my Apple watch and it’s a...

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Tips for Children “virtual learning” at Home

Avenue Eyecare has been closed for routine eye exams due to COVID-19 since Spring Break.  We’ve been helping with triaging questions and emergencies during this time and have received several calls from concerned parents regarding the increased amount of screen time their children are getting at home. Schools have...

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Our Newest Dry Eye Treatment Tool- iLux

Dry eye disease is a chronic and progressive condition affecting about 30% of Canadians.  Symptoms include eye fatigue, soreness, grittiness, and sensitivity to light.  If left untreated, dry eye symptoms can lead to eye inflammation, abrasion of the eye’s surface, corneal ulcers, and poor vision.  Meibomian glands, which are...

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Dr. Chang-Road to Becoming an Optometrist

This weekend, most of BC’s optometrists will be headed to the annual BC Association of Optometry conference.  We go to catch up with our colleagues from across the province, attend lectures to learn about the newest treatments and procedures in our field, and check out the latest technology that...

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First ever Black Friday Sale on now!

Come in today to take advantage of our first ever Black Friday sale!  Enjoy 50{4422c3e9d6d956ffe17c4a9703f8867adf328a271a08c00de098d82d34d0cfb5} off most of our sunglasses lines and 30{4422c3e9d6d956ffe17c4a9703f8867adf328a271a08c00de098d82d34d0cfb5} off prescription frames with the purchase of prescription lenses.  Are you thinking of using your extended benefits before they expire at the end of the year?...

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