Helping you maintain optimum vision

Eye Diseases

Eye diseases are relatively rare, although they become more common as we get older. All eye diseases should be regarded as serious – even diseases that appear mild have ... Continue Reading

Common Eye Conditions

Pterygium A fleshy overgrowth of the skin on the surface of the eye that can become raised, red and sore. It is caused by exposure to UV light, and ... Continue Reading

Eye Examinations

Eye examinations at Beckenham Optometrist are comprehensive and customized to the individual. Our optometrists ask about how you use your eyes in your work and at home to determine ... Continue Reading

Children’s Vision

One in four children between the ages of 5 and 12 suffer from an undiagnosed vision problem that affects their educational performance. It is therefore important that children have ... Continue Reading


Glaucoma is the name given to a group of eye diseases in which the optic nerve at the back of the eye is slowly destroyed. It is the result of ... Continue Reading

Diabetes and the Eye

About seven per cent of the Australian population over 25 years of age have diabetes, increasing to about 24 per cent of people over 75 years of age. Of ... Continue Reading


Cataracts are cloudy areas that form in the lens of the eye and result in a gradual painless reduction in sight. Poor vision results because the cloudiness interferes with ... Continue Reading


Keratoconus is an eye condition that causes the clear front surface of the eye, known as the cornea, to thin and bulge forward. The bulging cornea affects the way ... Continue Reading

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD)

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) damages the part of the retina responsible for central vision and makes it difficult to see small details of objects. Side vision is not affected. ... Continue Reading