Avalon Optometrist, Eye Tests, Glasses and Sunglasses

Staff Profile: Geoffrey Neale, Optical Dispenser

Geoffrey grew up in England and was found to need glasses at the age of nine. Once he left school he got a job as a trainee Dispensing Optician with Clement Clarke and was ... Continue Reading

Children’s Vision

Eye and vision disorders are some of the most common health concerns affecting Australian children. One in five school-aged children have undetected vision problems significantly impacting their learning, education, social and daily activities. These ... Continue Reading

Pterygia: “Surfer’s eye”

Pterygia (singular: pterygium) are growths of benign fibrovascular tissue that develop due to UV exposure. They begin on the whites of the eye (the conjunctiva) as pingueculae and generally give a yellowing  or slightly red ... Continue Reading

Low vision and magnification aids

Low vision and how we can help 357,000 Australians suffer from low vision*, and this number is growing. This article should shed some light on ways that we can improve quality of life. Low ... Continue Reading

Digital Eyestrain

In the digital age, your eyes have never worked so hard.   The digital age has changed the way we work, learn, shop, socialise and relax; however, our eyes are not accustomed to the ... Continue Reading

Which colour frames suit me?

Spring into a new look and let us at Beckenham Optometrist help you “change your whole appearance” for the better by choosing the right colour spectacle frame based on your hair colour and skin complexion. ... Continue Reading

Staff Profile – Susan Flanet, Optical Dispenser

“The Monaco Connection” Life in Monaco is superyachts, private beaches, French champagne and glitzy shopping. Susan and her husband Fred left us for a summer in Fred’s home town of Monaco. Here she is ... Continue Reading

Itchy Eyes

Spring: flowers, sun and itchy eyes It’s that time of year again where the evenings are getting lighter, flowers are blooming and, if you are one of the 5 million Australians suffering from hay ... Continue Reading

Which glasses suit my face?

Not sure which glasses fit your face shape? With so many frame options available, it can be difficult to know where to start . There are basic principles that we follow to assist you ... Continue Reading

Should I have laser surgery?

Refractive surgery describes a group of procedures where surgery is used to correct the focus of vision as an alternative to spectacles or contact lenses. Refractive surgery is best suited to those who wear ... Continue Reading