72020Jan

The top 5 contact lenses for dry eyes

Some people are more prone to dry eyes than others and it’s estimated that about 20% of the adult population in Australia suffers to some degree from dry eyes. The problem is worse for those who work in offices, spending many hours each day staring at a screen in an air-conditioned environment. If you also wear…

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282019Oct

Want 20 20 Vision?

Visual acuity is commonly tested with the help of different eye charts, as this enables optometrists to determine how well you can actually see. The most popular chart used for testing vision acuity is the Snellen chart, which has letters of different sizes. The chart is set at 20 feet from the patient when the…

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82018May

Vitamin B3 For Glaucoma

B3 Vitamin Breakthrough in Glaucoma Treatment Two key facts about Glaucoma and Glaucoma Treatment: Glaucoma can cause loss of vision Glaucoma treatment can save sight. This knowledge helps people to understand the importance of glaucoma screening and early detection as well as adherence to glaucoma treatment schedules. Of the around 300,000 Australians that live with…

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82018May

Blephex Treatment For Dry Eyes

Insight Optometrists are very pleased to add BlephEx® to their in-house treatment program for Dry Eyes. This new procedure helps fight Blepharitis, a major cause of dry eye syndrome. What is Blepharitis? Blepharitis is a chronic, inflammatory disease of the eyelid, caused when the regular bacteria of the lash line builds up over time. Usually…

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62018May

Sleep Apnoea and Glaucoma

The Link between Obstructive Sleep Apnoea and Glaucoma Glaucoma is usually characterised by the build-up of pressure within the eye that damages the optic nerve linking the eye to the brain. Other factors, too, can compromise the blood flow to the optic nerve, causing nerve cells to die, resulting in the loss of peripheral vision…

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112018Apr
Diet for Macular Degeneration Prevention

Diet for Macular Degeneration Prevention

Diet for Macular Degeneration Prevention We all know how important it is to look after our general health; by eating well, keeping our weight within a healthy range and taking regular exercise – but how do we specifically look after our eye health? The recommended diet for good eye health is actually much the same…

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112017Oct

Orthokeratology Lenses

Orthokeratology Lenses for Sight Correction Orthokeratology lenses, or Ortho-K lenses, are used to correct low to moderate degrees of myopia, or short-sightedness.1 This eye condition affects many school-aged children and is fast becoming a major public health issue of our time.2 Especially in young children, the increased use of screens and short to mid-range vision…

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32017Oct

Relief for Dry Eye Syndrome

With the increased use of digital screens being commonly cited as one of the major causes of Dry Eye Syndrome, you may be surprised to hear that a technological breakthrough in the form of Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) is the subject of tests for providing treatment and relief of the condition. If you are one…

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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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