Avalon Optometrist, Eye Tests, Glasses and Sunglasses

Recycle your glasses program

At Beckenham Optometrist we collect for a recycle your glasses program. Many families provide used spectacles no longer suitable for their family or a departed relative, and every pair received is refurbished and a ... Continue Reading

Blue light

Most of you would have heard about the “damaging blue light” emitted from your digital devices or tried the “night mode” on your phone or tablet. This article discusses the what blue light is, ... Continue Reading

See better, See us

Rowena discusses how optometry has changed over her career ... Continue Reading

Macular Degeneration

Understanding everything you need to know about Macular Degeneration (AMD) ... Continue Reading


Conjunctivitis/pink eye is the acute inflammation of the outer lining of the eye. There are several types and they all require different treatment. ... Continue Reading

Sun damage does not end when the summer does

A lot of people seem to think that protecting your eyes from sun is only necessary when it is hot outside. During the winter months, we all forget the sunnies and hats and trade ... Continue Reading

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