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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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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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