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Archive for Tag: vancouver optometrist

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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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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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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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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Longer, fuller, darker lashes with a single drop!

I just started promoting Latisse in my clinic and I’ve come across several common questions from patients who are interested in using the product.  Here’s a quick Q & A summary: 1.  What effect will Latisse have on my eyelashes?  Latisse will lengthen your lashes as well as deepen...

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Can’t read the menu? Got presbyopia?

If you are reaching the age of 40 and have noticed difficulty reading small print, then you may be suffering from presbyopia.  Presbyopia is the weakening of the focusing system within the eye.  As you grow older, the muscles surrounding the lens loses its elasticity to focus. When this...

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What the heck is astigmatism?

 There has always been a negative “stigma” towards astigmatism. Word play intended.  I apologize if that was lame.  Well what is astigmatism?  Astigmatism means that your eyeball is not perfectly round and it’s more like an oval egg shape.  This oval shape causes the light to focus to two...

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How to Read Your Eyeglass Prescription

You just had your eyes examined by an optometrist and at the end he/she gives you a record of your spectacle prescription(s).  The doctor probably mentioned that you are either nearsighted or farsighted. Or perhaps even told you that you have a little bit of astigmatism or presbyopia. Have you ever wondered what...

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