Eyelid contact dermatitis

Eyelid contact dermatitis is an inflammatory reaction involving the eyelid skin that is caused by contact with a trigger substance. It may be a result of irritation (irritant contact dermatitis) or allergies (allergic contact dermatitis). Signs ... Continue Reading

6 Tips for Maintaining Good Eyesight

How Do I Maintain Healthy Vision? Maintaining healthy vision is more than having a regular eye examination. Your overall health can impact your eye health. Here are 6 tips for maintaining good eyesight. Eat ... Continue Reading

Common Vision Problems in Children

Early detection is the key The most common vision problems experienced by school-aged children are those affecting the ability to see clearly and sharply. They include: shortsightedness (blurred distance vision); longsightedness (difficulty focusing up ... 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

Applying Eye Makeup Safely

Whether your makeup style is glamorous or beachy causal, applying eye makeup safely is essential for maintaining healthy eyes.  Mascaras, eye shadows and eye liners come in literally thousands of different shades and can ... Continue Reading
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How your diet can help look after your eyes.

We often think about eating healthy as a means to feeling and looking good – but did you know that just like other parts of our bodies, our eyes favour specific nutrients in order ... Continue Reading

How To Get Rid Of A Stye

Most of the time, a stye will heal all on its own and is not harmful to your eye health. You may like to encourage the healing by following a few simple steps: 1. ... Continue Reading
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Do I Need Glasses?

Have you been putting up with strained, tired eyes or persistent headaches while asking yourself “Do I need glasses?”? Our eyes are central to all we do. So, when our vision isn’t functioning at ... Continue Reading

Dry Eye: A big issue for Australians

Dry eye disease affects more than 4 million Australians and it’s on the rise. Dry eye is a big issue with Australians and is increasing with our ageing population. In January 2020, Optometry Australia ... 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