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Your keratoconus journey: what to expect

23 Jun 2017 - Eye Practice
Your keratoconus journey: what to expect

The keratoconus journey, from first diagnosis to stable management, can take several years – sometimes decades.

Red Eyes: the biggest cause will surprise you

19 Jun 2017 - Eye Practice
Red Eyes: the biggest cause will surprise you

Everyone knows the causes of red eyes include allergies and eye infections, but did you know that eye drops play a big role in causing this frustrating condition?

Keratoconus: 5 reassuring things to know

16 Jun 2017 - Eye Practice
Keratoconus: 5 reassuring things to know

A diagnosis of keratoconus can knock the bottom of out you. But it’s not all bad news.

13 reasons you are suffering with dry eyes

05 Jun 2017 - Eye Practice
13 reasons you are suffering with dry eyes

The number of people suffering with dry, irritated eyes has reached epidemic proportions. Traditionally, this disease was something mostly seen in older patients – but not anymore!

Does Medicare cover the cost of your eye test?

02 Jun 2017 - Eye Practice
Does Medicare cover the cost of your eye test?

Looking for the lowest cost eye test? Wondering why Medicare covers the cost in some optometry practices and not others? Read on for a full explanation. 

A quick guide to interpreting eye test results

26 May 2017 - Eye Practice
A quick guide to interpreting eye test results

If you’ve always wondered what all those numbers actually mean when you have your eyes tested, read on! 

Top 7 tips for looking fab in your specs

24 May 2017 - Eye Practice
Top 7 tips for looking fab in your specs

If I had a dollar for every time I heard a client say they dreaded choosing glasses frames I would be rich enough to quit my job as an optical consultant.

The link between Demodex mites, ocular rosacea and dry eye.

22 May 2017 - Eye Practice
The link between Demodex mites, ocular rosacea and dry eye.

Is it possible that our eyelash follicles have been invaded by strange creatures? Not by body-snatchers, but quite likely by a tiny mite called Demodex, commonly associated with rosacea.

Gamers: get the best protection from computer eye strain.

19 May 2017 - Eye Practice
Gamers: get the best protection from computer eye strain.

Naked eyes are not engineered to withstand staring at computer screens for hours on end, no matter how engrossed you are in your favourite game. 

Macular degeneration diet: broccoli or supplements?

13 May 2017 - Eye Practice
Macular degeneration diet: broccoli or supplements?

Ever since the results of the Age-Related Eye Diseases Study (AREDS) came out in 2001, we have known that diet and nutrition play a significant role in protecting your macula.

Macular degeneration: can cataract surgery affect your risk?

05 May 2017 - Eye Practice
Macular degeneration: can cataract surgery affect your risk?

Age-related macular degeneration (ARMD) accounts for over half of all irreversible vision loss in Australia. Some key risk factors you can’t do anything about.

Could a simple test predict your risk of macular degeneration?

02 May 2017 - Eye Practice
Could a simple test predict your risk of macular degeneration?

Is there finally a way to manage dry macular degeneration? An innovative screening device that measures macular protein may be the key to effective prevention of the disease.

Eating for macular health: Top 3 kale recipes

28 Apr 2017 - Eye Practice
Eating for macular health: Top 3 kale recipes

In the wake of the AREDS studies, which looked at macular degeneration nutrition, kale stood out as the best natural source of micronutrients – lutein and zeazanthin – for macular support. 

The Stye Factor

27 Apr 2017 - Eye Practice
The Stye Factor

Have you ever had one of those big, painful red lumps forming near the edge of your eyelids called a stye?  

Keratoconus update: sheep test new eye drop for cornea repair

25 Apr 2017 - Eye Practice
Keratoconus update: sheep test new eye drop for cornea repair

Could keratoconus be successfully treated with a simple eye drop? This is the question a team of New Zealand researchers is now investigating, with a little help from their woolly friends.

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.

EYESTRAIN: Gunnar Customised Lenses

29 Mar 2017 - Eye Practice
EYESTRAIN: Gunnar Customised Lenses

Eye Strain we have discussed in detail in previous posts. With introduction of the smart phones it has now hit epidemic proportions.

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