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Archive for Tag: kerrisdale optometrist

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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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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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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