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Could sunshine be the answer to our kids' myopia?

21 Apr 2017 - Eye Practice
Could sunshine be the answer to our kids' myopia?

The latest studies on the causes of myopia – or short-sightedness – reveal what many mums and dads have suspected for generations – sunshine really is good for our kids. 

Why has your dry eye treatment failed?

17 Apr 2017 - Eye Practice
Why has your dry eye treatment failed?

Some eye conditions are straightforward to treat. But dry eye is a complex eye disease with a staggering number of underlying causes.  Successful treatment depends on accurate diagnosis and requires combination therapy. 

Top tips for eye strain relief

12 Apr 2017 - Eye Practice
Top tips for eye strain relief

You know the symptoms; tired, gritty, dry, itchy eyes, tension headaches and blurry vision. Eye strain results from overusing the eyes without resting, especially where digital screens are involved.

Keratoconus and the 5 things your teenager should know

04 Apr 2017 - Eye Practice
Keratoconus and the 5 things your teenager should know

Panic is not an unusual reaction to a new diagnosis of keratoconus. Fear of corneal transplant or even blindness is on everyone's mind. But the good news is that this disease can be very successfully managed.

Blepharitis: why warm compresses can do more harm than good.

28 Mar 2017 - Eye Practice
Blepharitis: why warm compresses can do more harm than good.

Blepharitis is unpleasant. This inflammation (swelling, redness and discomfort) of the eyelids can often be accompanied by a build-up of scale along the lash line of the eyelids. It looks unsightly and it feels itchy and irritating.

Could your cosmetics be causing your red eyes?

21 Mar 2017 - Eye Practice
Could your cosmetics be causing your red eyes?

Formaldehyde is a recognised carcinogen and health threat and known to cause skin and mucus membrane irritation, as well as red eyes. Yet it is present in many skincare and cosmetic products we use on a daily basis.

Latest blepharitis treatment offers relief from dry eyes.

19 Mar 2017 - Eye Practice
Latest blepharitis treatment offers relief from dry eyes.

A new treatment for blepharitis is proving to be a real boon for dry eye sufferers at The Eye Practice. BlephEx was developed a couple of years ago by a US ophthalmologist for the effective removal of biofilm from the margins of the eyelids.

Glaucoma, The Secret Thief Of Sight

16 Mar 2017 - Jim Kokkinakis
Glaucoma, The Secret Thief Of Sight

Glaucoma affects about 1 in 50 of Australia’s population.  Did you know that 50% of these people are walking around right now with no idea that it could rob them of their sight? They have never been diagnosed.

Breakthrough: Could vitamin B3 stop glaucoma?

10 Mar 2017 - Eye Practice
Breakthrough: Could vitamin B3 stop glaucoma?

Glaucoma is the world's leading cause of irreversible blindness, with an estimated 70 million people affected. In an exciting breakthrough, scientists have shown that a form of Vitamin B3 may protect eyesight from this disease. 

Is Myopia control a cure for short-sightedness?

06 Mar 2017 - Eye Practice
Is Myopia control a cure for short-sightedness?

Although there is no fool-proof plan to cure myopia (short-sightedness), there are options that may slow down its progressive state.  Myopia in children and adults has reached a point of serious concern over the past decade.

Eye strain: When should you worry?

03 Mar 2017 - Eye Practice
Eye strain: When should you worry?

All over the world, eye strain (also called asthenopia) is one of the most common problems associated with the human eye, and it occurs in people of all ages and races, male and female alike.

Are hard contact lenses better than a graft for keratoconus patients?

24 Feb 2017 - Eye Practice
Are hard contact lenses better than a graft for keratoconus patients?

Results of the largest study to date on keratoconus were published in Cornea medical journal this month. Information was collected for over 20,000 patients with keratoconus in the USA and the results were very revealing.

Could Roaccutane® acne treatment be causing your dry eyes?

17 Feb 2017 - Eye Practice
Could Roaccutane® acne treatment be causing your dry eyes?

If you or your teenager has ever suffered from acne, you will know the distress it can cause. Acne-sufferers struggle with low self-esteem and limit themselves when it comes to social activities, sports and relationships.

Reducing the strain: How to protect against digital eye strain

29 Jan 2017 - Eye Practice
Reducing the strain: How to protect against digital eye strain

Digital eye strain is the discomfort that is felt after prolonged exposure to digital screens. It is a common and often debilitating condition, and becoming an expected  - if unwanted - part of modern living.

Cool eye-wear fashions for 2017

28 Jan 2017 - Eye Practice
Cool eye-wear fashions for 2017

Ring in the new year with one of our brand new eye wear looks! With the latest in spectacle frames and sunnies now in stock, here are the top picks for 2017 from Nicki Kokkinakis and The Eye Practice team.

Can Ortho-k (Orthokeratology) really cure myopia?

27 Jan 2017 - Eye Practice
Can Ortho-k (Orthokeratology) really cure myopia?

Orthokeratology involves the use of specialised hard contact lenses worn during sleep to reshape the front surface of the eye. This reduces or eliminates myopia over the course of the next day (or longer).

What’s really causing your dry eyes?

23 Jan 2017 - Eye Practice
What’s really causing your dry eyes?

Suffering from the debilitating effects of dry eyes?  You’re not alone; approximately 17% to 30% of the average population is prone to dry eyes at some point in their lives. But what causes this unpleasant condition?

5 easy steps to healthy eyes in your 20’s and beyond

20 Jan 2017 - Eye Practice
5 easy steps to healthy eyes in your 20’s and beyond

Gen Y are so cavalier about their health. I should know; I’m turning 26 in a couple of months, and the default position among my peers seems to be that we can do what we like and still live forever.

Is it Blepharitis or Dry Eyes?

18 Jan 2017 - Jim Kokkinakis
Is it Blepharitis or Dry Eyes?

Suffering from red, scratchy or irritated eyes? Two of the most common eye conditions are Blepharitis and Dry Eyes.  They also can cause significant distress; both physical and emotional.

New year's resolution # 1: Look after my eyes

02 Jan 2017 - Eye Practice
New year's resolution # 1: Look after my eyes

Better diet, more mindfulness, less alcohol, more me-time...these are some of the most common new year's resolutions, but what about looking after our most important sense - our vision?

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