Archive for Tag: dry eyes

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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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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Clogged oil glands

Within the past 6 months, I have had several  patients come into my office complaining of stinging and burning eyes.  They also had concerns regarding intermittent blurred eyesight for about 10 minutes, similar to an oil film over their vision.  In severe cases, these patients have developed recurring styes. So what’s going on?  Most of...

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