SUNNIES AND KIDS – NEVER TOO YOUNG TO START!

SUNNIES AND KIDS – NEVER TOO YOUNG TO START!  Do children need sunglasses?  Well, the short answer is YES!! We are all aware of the importance of protecting our kids’ skin  from UV for outside play – Slip, Slop, Slap – has become an entrenched habit over recent decades, well supported by [...]

Are You Experiencing Dry Eyes?

ARE YOU EXPERIENCING DRY EYES? Many of us don’t associate our day to day vision problems and frustrations with the true culprit – DRY EYES! Symptoms of Dry Eyes are numerous and vary in intensity. They may include any or all of the following: Discomfort or burning and painful eyes Watery eyes [...]

COVID-19 For The Times They Are A-Changin’

(with apologies to Bob Dylan!)   Who would have thought that March 2020 would bring such unusual beginnings for the three newborns associated with our practice.  Gina, one of our dispensers, became a grandmother for the first time, our dispenser Tarra has had her bub, a little girl, and Ian’s [...]

UV and What it Means for Us!

  UV and What it Means for Us!     This image is of a man who was a truck driver (in the USA) for over 28 years. I remember being stunned when this was first presented at a conference some years ago to demonstrate UV damage– the difference between the right and left side […]

DRY EYES

DRY EYES Dry eye conditions are a surprisingly frequent presentation in our consulting rooms, with over 20% of the adult population experiencing some symptoms. These vary from mild to severe burning and discomfort, through to blurred vision and even scarring associated with infection. At its [...]

Myopia Prevention and Control

People who are highly myopic (>-5.00D) have significantly higher risks of permanent vision impairment.  In some parts of the world, particularly in Asia, upwards of 60% of the population is myopic, posing a significant health burden on those communities. Although we have no control over our [...]

Driving Lenses

We all place a high value on safety when choosing what vehicle we might purchase (ANCAPS ratings), but we don’t always apply the same consideration to the impact of our vision on driving safety – the most important sense we use for making very critical decisions when driving! To drive [...]

Your Child’s Vision

We are often asked at what stage a child should have their eyes checked. The answer will of course vary according to individual circumstances, but if there are no concerns and everything appears “normal” then at minimum we recommend an assessment in the kindy year to ensure school readiness and [...]

Living In A Digital Age

Digital Eye Strain There is no escaping the fact that the digital age has changed the way we use our time, with Australians spending up to ten hours  a day  across multiple devices  on internet connected devices.   Interacting with these devices is a necessity for most of us but the down side [...]