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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
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How to look after your eyes when in isolation

We know it can be easy to turn to our phones and digital devices for isolation releif  while you are stuck at home, however with many of us working and learning from home it ... Continue Reading
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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
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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
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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 to be proactive about your eye health

With your eyes working harder than any other muscle in your body, we have a created a list of small simple steps you can take to ensure the health of your eyes.   Book ... 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
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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
Digital Eye Strain

Are You Suffering From Digital Eye Strain?

Digital Eye Strain a Growing Epidemic Caused by a Digital Life. Australians are leading world consumers of tablets, smartphones and computers, with 80% now owning and using a smartphone. Collectively, we look at our ... Continue Reading
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Have you had your Macula Tested?

What is Macular Degeneration? Macular degeneration, also known as age related macular degeneration, is the leading cause of legal blindness in Australia, responsible for 50% of all cases of blindness. It is possible to ... Continue Reading