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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
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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
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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
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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
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Suffering from low vision?

Low vision and how we can help 357,000 Australians suffer from low vision*, and this number is growing. This article should shed some light on ways that we can improve quality of life. Low ... Continue Reading
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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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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
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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 and Sunglasses

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