Archive for Tag: Eye health

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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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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Can I substitute the cheaper brown bottles of hydrogen peroxide for my hydrogen peroxide contact lens solution?

I often recommend hydrogen peroxide contact lens disinfection solutions because it has broad anti-bacterial activity and is preservative-free.  The solution needs to be neutralized with a catalytic disc which is usually built into the case that comes with the solution.  Once it’s neutralized (over a 6 hour period), the neutralized...

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