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Archive for Category: Eye Disease

New MyoCare / MyoCare S myopia management spectacle lenses available!

The field of myopia management is continuing to evolve with new products and treatment options for our patients.  We’re excited to launch the new spectacle lens options MyoCare and Myocare S by the well known lens maker, Zeiss. The MyoCare lens has special ring-shaped optical structures on...

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Revolutionary New Dry Eye Treatments: Lumecca Intense Pulse light & Forma-I Radiofrequency

We’re so excited to add revolutionary dry eye treatment technology to our line-up: Lumecca Intense Pulse Light and Forma-I Radiofrequency by InMode. These technologies were originally developed and used in dermatology and aesthetics.  They have been well-studied in recent years for the treatment of dry eye disease. InMode’s...

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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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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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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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How to choose an artificial tear?!?!

Artificial tears are over-the-counter eye drops that are mainly used to moisturize the ocular surface.  They are usually recommended for dry eye disease or even to help flush out irritants from our eyes.  Patients often get overwhelmed and confused when deciding which one to buy because there are...

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Bob Costa Eye Infection: Sochi 2014

As you may be aware, Bob Costa will not be hosting NBC’s Olympic Primetime coverage due to an eye infection.  The most likely cause is a viral infection that most people call “pink eye”.  In scientific terms, it’s called Epidemic Keratoconjunctivitis.  Symptoms may include sudden onset of irritation,...

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Make Health your New Year’s Resolution!

I recently heard that 60{4422c3e9d6d956ffe17c4a9703f8867adf328a271a08c00de098d82d34d0cfb5} of New Year’s resolutions are health related.  If you haven’t made any resolutions for 2014 yet, here are 5 goals you can set that will promote good eye health: 1.  What you eat affects your eye health.  Incorporate foods that are high in anti-oxidants and omega-3 fatty acids to...

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