Bring on Summer! Our top tips to protect your eyes

With the birds chirping and flowers blooming, the days are getting longer and the sun is shining brighter. We’re here to help you prepare for the Northern Beaches summer, from protecting your eyes to ... Continue Reading

How to boost your road safety

As drivers, we’re so focused on ensuring we have the best safety features for our cars. But all so often we forget arguably the most important safety feature of all… OUR EYES.  We know ... Continue Reading

7 Hay Fever Tips for Contact Lens Wearers

Hay fever season can be a tough time for those of us who feel our eyes, nose, and throat become inflamed and itchy as the pollen count skyrockets. If you wear contact lenses, you’ll notice your eyes ... Continue Reading

How Smoking Affects your Eyes

Recent studies have revealed that smoking can cause eye damage that can lead to, or even worsen, several eye diseases. In some cases, it can also lead to permanent blindness. Smoking eyes are eyes ... Continue Reading
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What is a pterygium?

A pterygium is a triangular-shaped lump of tissue that grows from the conjunctiva (the thin membrane or “skin” of the eye that covers the white of the eye) and onto the cornea – the ... Continue Reading

6 Tips for Maintaining Good Eyesight

How Do I Maintain Healthy Vision? Maintaining healthy vision is more than having a regular eye examination. Your overall health can impact your eye health. Here are 6 tips for maintaining good eyesight. Eat ... Continue Reading

Feeling the strain?

With the arrival of crunchy leaves on our footpaths, you might be feeling called to slow down after a busy start to the year. Now is a good time to remind ourselves that our ... Continue Reading

What happens if I sleep in my contact lenses?

The latest research shows that 24% of Australia contact lens wearers leave their contacts in overnight at least once every two weeks, placing them at increased risk of eye infection and ulcers. Below are ... Continue Reading

Common Vision Problems in Children

Early detection is the key The most common vision problems experienced by school-aged children are those affecting the ability to see clearly and sharply. They include: shortsightedness (blurred distance vision); longsightedness (difficulty focusing up ... Continue Reading

Reduce Eye Strain with 20-20-20 Rule

You can help alleviate eye strain with this simple 20-20-20 strategy: Every 20 minutes look 20 feet away and blink 20 times. This easy to remember message has an imperial based system of measurement ... Continue Reading