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Comprehensive

This includes far more than the basic eye test that most optical shops provide. You will benefit from Optical Coherence Tomography, Peripheral Vision Screening , Retinal Imaging, Corneal Pachymetry and Computerised Phoropter. Choose this option if you require general eye care but understand that vision is precious and value that your eye test should not cut corners.

Eye Disease Assessment

Choose this option if you are concerned about macular degeneration, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, or cataracts. You will benefit from all the extra testing of the comprehensive option but also will have your pupils dilated to make sure that nothing is missed. Remember to bring sunglasses with you!

Keratoconus

Irrespective of what stage of keratoconus you might have we can help you. Together with three other leading keratoconus specialists in the country, Dr Jim Kokkinakis of The Eye Practice authored the book for patients. Choose this option is you have had a corneal graft and need this assessed.

Specialised Contact Lens Fitting

Choose this option if you think you are in one of the following categories:
- Currently wear contact lenses and are having difficulties
- Would like to wear contact lenses but have been told you cannot
- Have a difficult to fit eye shape and have failed elsewhere
- The Eye Practice is where others refer when more specialised management is required

Orthokeratology

This novel procedure is for you if you are under 30 years of age and have myopia or short-sightedness. In this age bracket this procedure can slow down progression and even stop it in its tracks. Of late hyperopia and astigmatism can be also corrected so this procedure now is suitable for people as old as 60. Sleep with customised contact lenses, wake up, take the lenses off and see clearly all day!

Dry Eyes

We provide one of the most sophisticated assessments available worldwide. Whether you need your current treatment fine-tuned or you are debilitated from dry eyes, this consultation will guide you through all the available options. Investigations include Tear Volume Test, LipiView, Meibography, Lid Debridement and Meibomian Gland Expression. Once the cause of your dry eyes has been evaluated we can then offer LipiFlow, IPL, BlephEx , as well as a number of other innovative procedures.

Computer Vision Eye Strain

Digital devices are essential in today’s computer driven society. This consultation will lead to eye strain relief solutions, which will improve your well-being and make you more productive and attentive in the workplace.

Laser Vision Correction

If you are thinking of lasering your eyes to reduce your dependence on glasses, this is the consultation for you. We have consulted thousands of candidates for this great procedure and refer only to the best laser surgeons. Once you have had your eyes lasered we will follow you during the post-operative period to make sure you end up with a great result.

To book an eye exam at The Eye Practice, simply complete the form below, and we will endeavour to accommodate the specific date and time requests. One of our friendly team members will contact you within the next working day to confirm your appointment. If you require an urgent appointment, please phone The Eye Practice on (02) 9290 1899.

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Orthokeratology/Myopia Control

Wouldn't it be great if you could be free of glasses and contact lenses throughout the day, without having to undergo surgery?

The recent advances in contact lens design, combined with the latesttechnologies used tomeasurethe exact dimensions ofyour eye,has made this possible!

What is Orthokeratology?

Orthokeratology, also known as Ortho-k or Corneal Reshaping Therapy (CRT), is a non-surgical treatment that reshapes the cornea (front surface of your eye)using specially designed contact lenses thatare worn whilst you sleep. Orthokeratology is used in the management of myopia (short-sightedness) and low to moderate astigmatism (irregularly shaped cornea).

What is myopia and astigmatism?

Myopia, often called short-sightedness, is a common focusing condition of the eye. In myopia, the eye ball tends to be longer than usual and therefore the eye cannot focus objects clearly on the retina (the back inner surface of the eye that relays visual information to the brain).

Astigmatism is also a common focusing condition of the eye. Astigmatism is usually caused by an irregularly shaped cornea or lens inside the eye. The eye is therefore unable to focus objects clearly on the retina and the object of interest appears blurred or distored. For a detailed description of myopia and astigmatism please watch the short web-videos provided (see right).

How does orthokeratology work?

Similar in appearance to standard contact lenses, CRT therapeutic lenses gently reshape the corneal surface during sleep and provide clear, natural vision when the lenses are removed upon waking. The result is temporary correction of myopia (short-sightedness) with or without moderate astigmatism (irregular surface of the cornea). For some people, Orthokeratology slows down or even halts the progression of short-sightedness altogether!

What are the benefits of Orthokeratology?

Ortho-k offers freedom from glasses and the hassle of wearing contact lenses during the day, enhancing the lifestyle of those requiring vision correction. Active individuals can freely participate in sports without the interference of glasses or bother of contact lenses. As these special lenses are worn whilst sleeping, eye irritation and dryness often associated with the combination of contact lens wear, extended computer use and outside dust and pollutants, is eliminated. Orthokeratology is a safe and effective, surgery free method of managing myopia and low to moderate astigmatism.

Why have I not heard about Orthokeratology before?

Orthokeratology has been around for decades, however the recent advances in contact lens technology has brought it to the forefront of myopia/astigmatism control. The practice of Ortho-K requires a great deal of technical skill and specialized equipment. The Eye Practice specialises in contact lens fittings and Orthokeratology and we have achieved excellent results in the management of myopia and low to moderate astigmatism.

WHY NOT READ OUR BLOG - We have written a number of articles on this exciting procedure:

CLICK HERE FOR MORE ON ORTHOKERATOLOGY
To make an appointment for Orthokeratology assessment and treatment book online or phone The Eye Practice on (02) 9290 1899.