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Archive for Category: Eye Health

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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New Stellest Lenses for Myopia Management are here!

We’re excited to announce Stellest lenses by Essilor are now available!  These lenses add another spectacle lens correction option for our young patients who are in need of myopia management. These specially designed lenses are used to slow down the progression of nearsightedness in children. How do they work?...

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New Misight Spectacle lenses for Myopia Management

We’re excited to announce that we’ve been selected among a few clinics in BC to pilot the launch of a new myopia management option called Misight Spectacle Lenses.  Theses lenses are powered by Diffusion Optics Technology and are clinically shown to slow the progression of myopia in children...

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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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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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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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Tips for the computer!

We were invited by Axiom Zen|Zen Hub to provide a talk about visual hygiene. Their employees spend a lot of time on the computer and we shared some helpful tips. Here are some of them! 1. 20/20/20 rule (Every 20 mins, look away at 20ft away for 20...

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Where will all the BC Doctors of Optometry go this weekend?

It’s this time of year again.  Most likely your Doctor of Optometry will be attending the BC Doctors of Optometry 2015 Annual Conference from February 28th, 2015 to March 2nd, 2015 at the Westin Bayshore.  It’s an important opportunity for professional development and networking.  There will be 28 courses...

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Recap: Today’s Parent Eye Health Report

There is a very good article in the October 2014 issue of “Today’s Parent” that includes an informative Eye Health Report section.  For those of you who haven’t come across it, it includes interesting cases, facts, and statistics.  Here are some highlights for those who missed it.   1 in...

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