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Flashing Lights and Floaters

Should I Be Concerned Seeing Flashing Lights?

Seeing Flashing Lights or Floaters Can Call For Concern While many people experience Flashes of light or Floaters (movement of shadows), what a lot of our patients are unaware of is the risks associated with seeing unusual ... Continue Reading

Myopia – Is your child’s vision at risk?

Myopia, commonly known as short-sightedness or near-sightedness, is increasing at an alarming rate worldwide, doubling in children over the course of a single generation. What is myopia and why the rise? Typically diagnosed in ... Continue Reading
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Children’s Eye Health Month

In the first 12 years of a child’s life, vision is responsible for 80% of their learning! Without proper eye tests before school, children will just assume their vision is correct. Get involved in ... Continue Reading
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How you can help give back

Following on from work in rural and remote indigenous communities in Australia, Rowena has joined the Sumba Eye Program visiting annually to perform essential optometric services and help build the capacity of the local ... Continue Reading
Myopia

Shot-Sightedness is at an all time high

Myopia, commonly known as short-sightedness or near-sightedness, is increasing at an alarming rate worldwide, doubling in children over the course of a single generation. 36% of Australians are predicted to be myopic by 2020 ... Continue Reading
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Looking After Your Glasses

How do I clean my lenses? For everyday cleaning, spray the lens cleaner on front and back surface of the lens and wipe clean with a microfibre cleaning cloth. During the day the microfibre cloth ... Continue Reading
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Presbyopia: Are You Reading at Arms Length?

Presbyopia Do you find yourself having to hold the menu further away to read it? Are you struggling to read messages on your mobile phone or the small print on grocery labels? If you ... Continue Reading
Digital Eye Strain

Are You Suffering From Digital Eye Strain?

Digital Eye Strain a Growing Epidemic Caused by a Digital Life. Australians are leading world consumers of tablets, smartphones and computers, with 80% now owning and using a smartphone. Collectively, we look at our ... Continue Reading

Dry Eyes

DRY EYES Dry eye syndrome is a common, chronic medical condition that affects many Australians. It develops when the eye’s tear film no longer lubricates, nourishes and protects the eye’s outer surface adequately. This ... Continue Reading
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Have you had your Macula Tested?

What is Macular Degeneration? Macular degeneration, also known as age related macular degeneration, is the leading cause of legal blindness in Australia, responsible for 50% of all cases of blindness. It is possible to ... Continue Reading