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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.

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.

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