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Tracking Eye Movements

What is eye tracking? Eye movement tracking skills are motor skills that allow the eyes to focus on objects, move from one object to another and follow moving objects. Eye tracking is the process of measuring either the point of gaze (where one is looking) or the motion of an eye in relation to the […]

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Visual Spatial Skills

Visual-spatial skills are used to understand directional concepts which organise our visual space such as left and right, and influences letter and number reversals. Visual spatial skills help us with letter reversals. Some people considered letter reversals after age seven to be a symptom of dyslexia. While this can be true, the most common cause […]

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What is Presbyopia?

Presbyopia is a completely natural part of aging where the eyes gradually lose the ability to focus on nearby objects. Presbyopia usually becomes noticeable in your early to mid-40s and continues to worsen until around age 65. You may become aware of presbyopia when you start holding books, newspapers and your phone at arm’s length […]

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Multifocal Contact Lenses: All You Need to Know

What are multifocal contact lenses A multifocal contact lens is any type of contact lens that has two or more “powers”, or prescriptions. The prescriptions for multifocal contact lenses generally are made up of one prescription to see things clearly at a distance, and then another prescription for close distances. This arrangement is ideal for […]

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What is Colour Vision Deficiency?

Colour vision deficiency (sometimes called colour blindness) represents a group of conditions that affect the perception of colour.  Most colour-blind individuals identify objects by their texture, shape and other features instead of their colour. Types of Colour Vision Deficiency Red-green colour vision defects are the most common form of colour vision deficiency. Affected individuals have trouble […]

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Why Should I Have My School Aged Child’s Eyes Examined?

We are often asked if children should have their eyes examined if they are not reporting any difficulties. The short answer is yes.  Children typically do not notice subtle changes in their vision. Their visual world is different from ours as adults. They are not driving and having to keep an eye out for street […]

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How to Know if You Have Glaucoma

What is Glaucoma Glaucoma is an eye disease that results in vision loss due to damage to the optic nerve at the back of the eye. Approximately 300,000 Australians have glaucoma. Individuals who have a first degree relative with glaucoma have a 10 fold risk of developing the disease. In Australia, optometrists routinely assess patients […]

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What is Vision Therapy

Vision therapy is often recommended to improve the way an individual’s visual system works. It is a useful tool used by behavioural optometrists to remediate a vision problem or enhance visual skills. Each vision therapy program is designed to suit the needs and goals of the individual.  Vision therapy can be useful for the following […]

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Adult Eye Exams – All You Need to Know

 Aren’t you just checking how well I can see? What’s involved in a routine adult eye examination When you present to our practice for a comprehensive eye examination our optometrist will take a detailed history so they can tailor the examination to meet your needs. This may include question regarding your presenting eye problems, a […]

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Eye Care Tips When Working From Home

Here are our top 5 tips to keep your eyes happy and healthy Regular screen breaks This is important for all age groups, but more so for younger children. Primary school children are used to being in a visually dynamic environment. In the classroom, they are looking at the teacher or the board. They might glance […]

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