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Eye-light IPL: A new treatment for dry eye

Saturday, June 15, 2019
Eye-light IPL: A new treatment for dry eye

A new way of treating Dry Eye has recently arrived in our clinic. The Eye-Light IPL machine uses intensive pulsed light and low level light therapy to stimulate the oil glands around the eyes, and enhance their production of oil into your tears. This will aid in improving your... read more

May is Macula Month (1 – 31 May 2019)

Friday, May 03, 2019
May is Macula Month (1 – 31 May 2019)

 

May is Macula Month and the perfect time to learn if you're at risk of macular disease.

If you're over 50 you are at higher risk of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Having a parent or sibling with AMD means you have a 50% risk of diagnosis. Smokers are at three to four times higher risk of AMD than... read more

Are your eyes feeling dry, gritty, or sandy?

Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Are your eyes feeling dry, gritty, or sandy?

 

If your eyes often feel dry and scratchy, watery and red, you may have a condition called Dry Eye. This occurs when the eyes are not kept moist enough by tears due to an instability in the quality or quantity of the tear film. Dry eye can be uncomfortable and is one of the most common eye... read more

Contact lenses that change colour

Monday, May 21, 2018
Contact lenses that change colour

We all know about glasses that go darker in the sun.  Wouldn't it be nice to have contacts that also react to light.  Using the proven technology of Acuvue Oaysis, Johnson and Johnson in conjunction with Transition Optical has now started clinical trials on a contact lens that controls the amount of light entering... read more

A safe car is nothing without safe vision

Tuesday, April 03, 2018
A safe car is nothing without safe vision

Modern cars are full of safety features to help keep us safe.  What about your vision?  Road safety starts with good vision, and that means seeing well at all distances, in all conditions.

If you experience any of the following you may need help with your vision:

  • Trouble recognising road signs or number plates
  • ... read more

Water and contact lenses don't mix

Tuesday, March 06, 2018
Water and contact lenses don't mix

It may come as a surprise to some contact lens wearers that contact lenses and tap water don't mix.  Mixing tap water and contact lenses can lead to a serious eye infection and possibly a loss of vision.   It is perfectly safe to wash your hands with soap before handling your contact lenses.  In... read more

Blue light protection from digital devices

Thursday, August 03, 2017
Blue light protection from digital devices

You have probably heard about blue light and how it can effect us, especially our sleeping patterns.  Blue-violet light is everywhere.  It is produced by the sun as well from many digital devices and fluorescent light sources.  Blue light is a shorter wavelength than visible light and tends to scatter more, making it harder... read more

Are your eyes healthy?

Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Are your eyes healthy?

 

Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)

 

This latest technology enables eye disease to be diagnosed much earlier than other instruments we have historically used for glaucoma and macular degeneration diagnosis.

OCT is non-invasive (it uses light, rather than sound or radio frequency to deliver high resolution images of the deep layers of the retina). It has a higher... read more

Why is UV protection so important to our eyes?

Tuesday, April 04, 2017
Why is UV protection so important to our eyes?

Australia has some of the highest UV levels in the world.  We love to spend time outdoors at the beach, and enjoying our beautiful country.  While we all know that UV rays can damage the skin,  did you know that the Skin Cancer Foundation has shown that the eyes are 10 times more sensitive ... read more

Itchy, scratchy, watery eyes?

Thursday, September 15, 2016
Itchy, scratchy, watery eyes?

It's hay fever season again!  Constant watery, itchy, red eyes can really make you feel terrible.  Pollen from the environment stimulates the eye to release histamine which causes the allergic reaction.  Traditional antihistamine eye drops from the pharmacist will relieve the symptoms but unfortunately wear off over time.  Optometrists have a range of newer... read more