Myopia Intervention

Myopia, known as short-sightedness, is a condition that results in blurred distance vision. Unfortunately, rates of myopia in children are steadily on the rise. This is in part due to the nature of modern ... Continue Reading

Managing Childhood Myopia

What is Myopia? Myopia, also known as short-sightedness, is a visual condition that results in blurred distance vision. This occurs due to refractive error; a consequence of the eyeball being longer than it should ... 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

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

Lazy Eye Exercises: Exercises To Correct A Lazy Eye

Lazy eye, or amblyopia, is a condition that causes poor vision, usually in one eye. It affects about 3 out of 100 children. If the brain favors one eye over the other and stops receiving visual ... Continue Reading

How can I tell if my child has an issue with their vision?

We know that keeping track of the family and all their health needs is a big task at the best of time, to help ease any stress we have made a list of some ... Continue Reading

What is Vision Therapy for kids?

Unlike eyeglasses and contact lenses that compensate for vision problems, or eye surgery that alters the anatomy of the eye or surrounding muscles, vision therapy aims to “teach” the visual system to correct itself. Vision therapy is like physical therapy ... Continue Reading
Rowena Beckenham Optometrist helping communities in Sumba

How is the health of your child’s eyes?

With an alarming increase in Myopia, how is the health of your child’s eyes? Myopia, commonly known as short-sightedness or near-sightedness, is increasing at an alarming rate worldwide, doubling in children over the course ... Continue Reading

Your Child Should be wearing sunglasses

Children need to protect their eyes just as much as adults, if not more. UV exposure can harm the eyes as well as the skin, and the cumulative effect of UV rays can be ... Continue Reading

Time to take care for your sight

With 20/20 being a well-known term often attributed to perfect vision, if there was ever a year to remind Australians to care for their eyes, it’s 2020. Almost half of Australia’s population suffers from ... Continue Reading