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Glaucoma: The sneak thief of sight

Glaucoma: The sneak thief of sight Approximately 300,000 Australians have glaucoma and 50% of people with the condition are undiagnosed. Due to our growing population and longer life expectancy, this figure is expected to ... Continue Reading

New report reveals the state of Australian eye health

Sourced from Good Vision for Life  Three quarters (76%) of all Australians consider their eyesight to be their most important sense, with three in five Australians stating they’re worried about the quality of their ... Continue Reading

2020 Eye Health News – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

With the new year in full swing, find out how health practices and bodies across Australia are setting goals and standards for a new year of optometry.  Apart of Beckenham Optometrsit’s goal to assit ... Continue Reading

Summer 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
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Top tips to protect your eyes while on holidays

Top tips for protecting your eyes while on holidays Whether you are enjoying the Australian summer or chasing the snow overseas, we want to make sure you are prepared so your eyes are performing ... Continue Reading

Blood test detects deadly eye melanoma

A new study reveals University of Queensland scientists have discovered markers in the blood that can differentiate between a benign mole at the back of the eye and a melanoma in the eye, while ... Continue Reading

Could eating eggs reduce the risk of AMD?

Changing your morning routine could reduce the risk of age-related macular degeneration. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD), is the name given to a group of retinal eye diseases that cause progressive loss of central vision. Affecting ... Continue Reading

Everything you need to know about Conjunctivitis

Also known as ‘sticky eye’, conjunctivitis is an inflammation of the lining of the eye and eyelid caused by bacterial infection, viral infection, allergies, irritants such as dust or chemicals, and is highly contagious. ... Continue Reading

How Does The Sun Affect Your Eyes?

In Australia, with our high levels of UV radiation, we need to take special care to protect our eyes. Australia’s sun worshiping culture means the country’s 22 million people are 13 times more likely ... Continue Reading

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle! What you can do with your old contact lenses!

Apart of a comminity effort to clean up the Northern Beaches and promote a greener future, Beckenham Optometrist is now a drop site for old contact lenses and blister packs. Apart of Terracycle and ... Continue Reading