Tips For Contact Lens Wearers

For many people, contact lenses mean more visual freedom to live an active and dynamic lifestyle.  Contact lenses are high-tech medical devices, and your vision is one of your most valued senses. As such, it’s important to make good choices for the health and comfort of your eyes. Here are some handy tips designed to […]

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Dry Eyes: Why are my Eyes Sore?

In this day and age of lockdowns and working from home, it isn’t uncommon to be experiencing dry eyes. By increasing our screen time and wearing masks regularly, our eyes simply aren’t being properly hydrated.  Dry eye is a chronic condition that can occur at any age, and in people who are otherwise healthy. It […]

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What to know if your child wants contact lenses

It is important to ask the question ‘why does my child want contact lenses?’ and to have a discussion with your child about their reason or your reason for wanting them to start using contact lenses. It may be a functional issue of them not being able to see clearly with glasses such as when […]

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Clear vision without your glasses

What is Orthokeratology?  Orthokeratology (otherwise known as Ortho-K) is the non-surgical process that reshapes the cornea (the clear, protective outer layer of your eye) through wearing rigid contact lenses while you sleep. The aim of Ortho-K is to reshape the cornea so that you are able to see clearly without the aid of contact lenses […]

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How to know if your child needs glasses

Understanding eye health is important for recognising the signs that your child might have visual problems and as a result, need glasses. Children may require glasses for several reasons, for example, if they have a weak or amblyopic (lazy) eye, if they have strabismus (crossed or misaligned eyes), or more commonly, if they have poor […]

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Eyestrain symptoms in children

If your child is complaining of sore eyes or experiencing frequent headaches, particularly after a day at school, they may be suffering from eyestrain or eye fatigue. Eyestrain is a common condition, and is increasingly becoming an issue for children, who spend a lot of time staring at computer screens both at school and home. […]

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What is Myopia?

What is Myopia? Myopia, also commonly referred to as ‘nearsightedness’ or ‘shortsightedness’, is a common eye condition which causes blurred distance vision. Myopia is a condition in which light is focused in front of the retina (back of the eye) , resulting in blurred vision. Shortsighted people can often see reasonably clearly at short distances, […]

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Through the eyes of the beholder

I used to be one of those people who other people came to to thread a needle or read the fine print on a label. That was before a certain milestone birthday! (You know, the one that rhymes with sporty?) Since then, I have been in search of seeing things as clearly as I used […]

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How Often Should Children’s Eyes Be Tested?

Visual demands alter as children progress through different ages and stages. The visual requirements of a baby and preschooler are different from a school-aged child, who is learning to read and write. As students progress through their studies, the volume of time on screens and near based tasks increases. Older teenagers may elect to learn […]

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What Can Cause Blurry Vision in a Child?

Discovering that your child has blurry vision can be quite upsetting for parents. How long has their vision been blurry? Is the blurry vision impacting their ability to perform in the classroom or on the sporting field? Will it improve? Will it get worse? What is wrong with their vision? Is the vision blurry in […]

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