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Multifocal Contact Lenses

As you get older, you’ve probably noticed that close-up objects are starting to appear blurry. This is a sign of presbyopia, a frustrating yet natural condition that begins to affect most people as they ... Continue Reading

Diabetes and Eye Health

Diabetic Retinopathy Diabetes is a complex chronic health condition characterised by high blood glucose levels. Overtime diabetes can affect your eyes as a result of changes to blood vessels and blood supply. Every person ... Continue Reading

Sustainability in the Optical Industry: why we’re pushing for it

If you have your eyes on our socials you’ll know we have our eyes on the environment. Optical products such as spectacles, sunglasses, and contact lenses are relatively small and more ethically produced than ... Continue Reading

Burrito Bowl for Cataract Prevention

We’ve all heard the old wives’ tale that carrots are good for your eyes, in fact according to a study conducted in 2020, 31% of Australians believe it. Whilst beta-carotene is beneficial for your ... Continue Reading

Rowena Beckenham on Sustainability in Small Business

Small businesses have an opportunity to be thought leaders and influencers in communities, and I believe have a social responsibility to make the environment a key factor in decision making. “Sustainability is just an ... Continue Reading
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March is Glaucoma Awareness Month!

  What is Glaucoma? Glaucoma is a term used to describe a collection of diseases where damage to the optic nerve causes irreversible loss of sight. It is usually caused by an increase in ... Continue Reading

New Sustainable Frame Range

Garret Leight, one of the frame brands offered here at Beckenham Optometrist, is launching their first eco-friendly collection! As a locally owned independent practice, not 500 metres from the beach, we are passionate about ... Continue Reading

Vision Concerns in Children

Kids have been back at school for a few weeks now, so they may be starting to notice some issues with their eyes that aren’t as present during the holidays. Back at school they ... Continue Reading

Summer Smoothie Bowl for Retinal Health

We are all aware of how crucial good nutrition is for our overall health and well-being, but did you know a balanced diet is also necessary for eye health! Different micronutrients and antioxidants play ... Continue Reading

Kids Vision and Learning

As another school year approaches, it’s important to make sure your children are seeing well. Sight plays a critical role in a child’s school life; from reading, writing, and computer use, to sports. 80% ... Continue Reading