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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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Myopia Control

I’m concerned that my child’s prescription for short-sightedness (myopia) keeps increasing.  Is there anything I can do about this? Myopia in children is an issue of global concern, and rates of myopia and increasing around the world.  It is estimated that if current prevalence rates of myopia continue, there will be over 2.5 billion people […]

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Macular degeneration

How is macular degeneration detected and what can be done about it? The macula is the very central area of the retina that provides the highest visual resolution. It is particularly important for the many detailed visual tasks that are an integral part of modern life both close up and far away, from reading to […]

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Digital Eyestrain

The digital age has changed the way we work, learn, shop, socialise and relax. However, our eyes are not accustomed to the digital environment and many of us are feeling the strain. Australians on average are spending 10 hours a day on internet-connected devices. This places stress and fatigue on our eyes and posture, resulting […]

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What are the different types of contact lenses?

Written by ProVision Eyecare With the latest advancements in contact lens material and design, there is now a large range of contact lenses for different wear schedules, prescriptions and preferences. These include: 1. Soft contact lenses 2. Rigid contact lenses 3. Daily disposable contact lenses 4. Daily wear contact lenses 5. Extended wear contact lenses […]

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Screen time leading to dry eyes in kids, report

Optometry Australia Written by ProVision Eyecare Everyone’s glued to their screens nowadays – phones, computers, iPads, laptops. But none more than our children who are being brought up in the digital age revealed Optometry Australia in their latest media release. (https://goodvisionforlife.com.au/2019/02/27/screentime-leading-to-dry-eyes-in-children/)   One downside of all this digital time is that increasingly, children are suffering from […]

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Pseudo Myopia

Some children say that they have difficulties seeing the classroom board. Does that mean that they have myopia (shortsightedness)? Not necessarily. Difficulties seeing in the distance may be caused by a lesser-known condition referred to as pseudo myopia. Pseudo myopia causes difficulties in seeing things clearly in the distance as does myopia. However, unlike myopia, […]

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