Examining Little Kids Eyes – How Do We Do It?

Parents of young children and toddlers frequently ask us how we examine children’s eyes. The process is similar to that of an adult exam but we obviously don’t use the letter chart. The amount of information gained from a little person’s eye exam can vary. Time of the day, engagement with the practitioner and attention […]

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What is Behavioural Optometry?

Behavioural optometry involves more than just measuring your eyesight on the vision chart. A behavioural optometrist explores how your vision problem relates to your work or study requirements. They are keen to explore options that treat and prevent any eyesight difficulty you may be experiencing. Behavioural Optometric Eye Examination A behavioural optometric eye examination includes […]

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Top 10 Foods for Healthy Eyes

It is often believed that failing eyesight is an inevitable result of aging or eye strain. In truth, a healthy lifestyle can significantly reduce the risk of eye health problems. The Age-Related Eye Disease Study (AREDS), found that certain nutrients such as zinc, copper, vitamins C and E, omega-3 fatty acids, lutein, zeaxanthin and beta […]

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Tips for Healthy Eyes

Everyone knows that glasses enable us to finally see clearly again. Together with the right spectacle lenses, glasses correct our visual impairments. But did you know that glasses can do even more to improve a person’s wellbeing? Here are our 10 most important wellness facts – at a glance: 1. Defective vision might be the […]

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Having Your Eyes Tested In The Time Of COVID-19

As you would know, information and guidelines regarding safe operating practices during the COVID-19 pandemic are constantly being reviewed. The information shared in this post is current as of 27th April 2020. At present, Optometry Australia and Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmology recommend delaying routine eye examinations due to the COVID-19 pandemic. […]

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Vision Perception Testing

Why would my primary school child need this type of assessment? Parents often ask us to explain vision perception testing. Your primary school aged child may have been recommended to us by their teacher, educational psychologist, or allied health professional. Unless you have previously supported a child with learning challenges you may not be familiar […]

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Itchy eyes – how to treat eye allergies

Written by ProVision Eyecare What is an allergy? An allergy is an exaggerated reaction to substances that do not affect others such as sneezing, runny nose, itching, watery eyes, skin rash and difficulty breathing to name a few. Eye allergies develop when the body’s immune system overreacts to something that is ordinarily harmless to most […]

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Eyewear Designed for a Digital Life

Australians love digital media and we devote half of our waking hours interacting with digital media channels across multiple devices. It has changed the way we work, learn, shop, socialise and relax. However, our eyes are not accustomed to the digital environment with 65% of users likely to experience one or more symptoms of digital […]

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Do I need glasses?

Written by ProVision Eyecare Have you been putting up with strained, tired eyes or persistent headaches? Our eyes are central to all we do so when our vision isn’t functioning at its best, our ability to perform well in other aspects of our lives can be affected If you’ve been sitting on the fence about getting […]

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Prescription Eyedrops for Infections and Inflammation

Can I see an optometrist rather than a doctor or specialist if I have a red or sore eye, and if drops are needed can they prescribe these? One of the most frequent reasons patients sees us is because of sore, itchy and/or red eyes.  The vast range of causes for these signs and symptoms […]

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