262017Jul

OPTOS – Digital Imaging Technology

Latest Digital Imaging Technology arrives at Insight Optometrists, Indooroopilly We are proud to introduce the new Optos scanning technique into regular checkups that will help more than ever before to ensure the health of your eyes when you visit Insight Optometrists. Insight Optometrists have taken delivery of the latest Optos Ultra Widefield (UWF) Retinal Imaging…

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112017Jul

Spotlight on Digital Retinal Imaging

Nine News, Brisbane, recently ran an interesting report on how Digital Retinal Imaging can help prevent eye disorders and systemic diseases. At Insight Optometrists, Indooroopilly, we are very aware of the usefulness of this valuable technology. We have, in fact, been taking retinal photographs since 2005. Every patient at Insight Optometrists receives a free Digital…

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82017Jun

Are you sitting comfortably? Ergonomics and Eye Health

Eye strain, headaches and blurred vision are becoming increasingly prevalent conditions experienced by people who have poor visual ergonomics in the workplace, especially when using computers for a living. If unchecked, these conditions can lead to Dry Eye, double vision, light sensitivity or afterimages. Neck, shoulder and back pain can also be related to the…

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52017May

MDeyes uses breakthrough findings to fight Macular Degeneration

They say carrots are good for your eyes. In 2001, a medical study included beta-carotene, the pigment that makes carrots orange, in trials for nutritional support for the macular region of the eye. Initially, it appeared that the beta-carotene contributed to macula health, but later trials discovered an even better formula which is now available as…

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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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