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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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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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