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Archive for Category: Kid’s Eye

Myopia control spectacle options with sun protection

It’s Myopia Awareness Week, so let’s dive into a common myopia management question we get from parents. With summer just around the corner, many parents have been looking for myopia control spectacle options with sun protection. Let’s go over which options are currently available. MiYOSMART by Hoya uses...

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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. 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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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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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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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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Safety guidelines for children’s toys…

My friend was shopping for his niece who was turning 2 this weekend and he felt lost and overwhelmed with all the choices available.  I’ve touched on the topic of toys that help visual development (https://www.avenueeyecare.com/2012/12/05/christmas-gift-ideas-for-babies/) and today I want to emphasize safety guidelines. Every year, thousands of...

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October is Children’s Vision Month!

Optometrists across Canada are joining forces to educate the public about children’s vision because October is Children’s Vision Month.  Many children are not aware they are living with vision conditions that impact their development, education, and quality of life. Did you  know 80{4422c3e9d6d956ffe17c4a9703f8867adf328a271a08c00de098d82d34d0cfb5} of learning depends on vision?  Did you...

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Back to School Eye Health

Did you know that 80{4422c3e9d6d956ffe17c4a9703f8867adf328a271a08c00de098d82d34d0cfb5} of learning is visual?  And 1 in 5 children has an undetected vision disorder! This problem is often misdiagnosed as a behaviour or an attention deficit issue.  A simple eye exam can change everything. The months of August and September are a great time to have...

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17 Apr 2013

Kerrisdale Carnival Days Special Promotions!

Yes, it’s that time of year again… Kerrisdale Carnival Days!  We always look forward to the special celebrations in the Kerrisdale neighbourhood.  Kerrisdale Carnival Days is happening Friday April 26 and Saturday April 27th this year.  Most local businesses will have sidewalk sales, horse and carriage rides, face painting, and the...

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Christmas gift ideas for babies…

December is here and it’s time for me to get my act together and start my Christmas shopping!  I’m finding it hard to shop for my friends’ babies because their likes and dislikes change so quickly.  I’ve decided to be a good auntie and optometrist and buy gifts that...

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