142016Apr
Tears…why do we get them

Tears…why do we get them

Eyes are amazing things, so we need to protect them. You make tears every time you blink. When you blink, the tears spread out in a thin film over your eyeballs. Tears are made in tear glands on your upper eyelids. The tears flow into your eyes through tiny tear ducts and help to keep…

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202016Mar
E-Eye Treatment: What’s Involved

E-Eye Treatment: What’s Involved

The latest IPL treatment for Dry Eyes Dry Eye syndrome currently affects around 20% of the population, and is more common with increasing age. The number of sufferers is only expected to rise thanks simply to modern life: more time spent looking at screens, artificial lights, long periods spent driving, air conditioning, air pollution, wearing…

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32016Mar
What are the Symptoms of Glaucoma?

What are the Symptoms of Glaucoma?

With over 200,000 Australians living with glaucoma, it’s seen as one of Australia’s and the world’s leading causes of blindness and visual disability. Glaucoma is usually characterised by the buildup of pressure within the eye (known as intraocular pressure or IOP) that damages the optic nerve that links the eye to your brain. The extent…

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12016Mar
Eye Strain From Technology – How To Prevent It

Eye Strain From Technology – How To Prevent It

Eye strain is an issue that is only going to grow, as our reliance on technology increases.  While many people spend their workdays looking at a computer screen, there are also smartphones, tablets and TV adding to the strain. Eye strain is generally caused by: Long periods focusing on a certain distance, such as while…

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292016Feb
How Often Should You Have Your Eyes Tested

How Often Should You Have Your Eyes Tested

The health of our eyes is something that needs to be taken seriously. There are many eye conditions that, if detected early, can be corrected or effectively treated and managed. But it’s not always obvious to us if a condition is starting to develop. That’s why regular eye examinations by an optometrist are important, even…

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152016Feb
What treatment is available for Dry Eye?

What treatment is available for Dry Eye?

Many of the current treatment options for Dry Eye are aimed at treating the symptoms of the condition. Eye drops and lubricants are often quite effective in treating Dry Eye Syndrome however the effects are often only temporary. Punctal plugs (plugging the drainage system for the tears), anti-inflammatory eye drops, oil-gland expression and improving nutrition are some…

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152016Feb

What is Dry Eye?

Dry eye syndrome is a chronic lack of sufficient lubrication and moisture in the eye. This is caused when the eye doesn’t produce enough tears, or the tears have a chemical composition that causes them to evaporate too quickly. What are the Symptoms? • Persistent dryness • Red eyes • Watery eyes • Grittiness •…

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32016Feb
Caring for your child’s vision

Caring for your child’s vision

Did you know eye disorders are the most common long-term health problems for children, along with allergies and asthma? Good vision is important for a child’s educational, physical and social development. With many children suffering from an undetected vision problem, it’s important to give every child the best chance of reaching their full potential.

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32016Feb
Signs that could indicate your child has a vision problem

Signs that could indicate your child has a vision problem

These days, a large portion of childhood learning in the classroom is taught using visual aids. That means if your child has a possible vision problem, they will most definitely be impacted in their development and learning. Children will often have no idea that they even have a vision problem nor will they speak out…

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182016Jan
The Pros and Cons of Ortho K Technology

The Pros and Cons of Ortho K Technology

Orthokeratology, also known as Ortho-K lenses, is a non-surgical, reversible procedure that uses custom-made contact lenses to gradually, gently reshape the front surface of your corneas to provide clearer vision. Unlike traditional contact lenses, you can wear Ortho-K lenses overnight while you sleep, and remove them each morning. The benefit is your reshaped corneal surface…

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72015Dec
What causes migraine?

What causes migraine?

Do you suffer from Migraines? Have you considered that your eyes could be a cause of your migraines? Eye Strain Just like the muscles in your body, your eyes can get tired. For the job they do, your eyes contain the strongest muscles in your body. But as strong as they are, they can become…

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