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Can I use my glasses prescription to get contact lenses?

17 May 2019 - Eye Practice
Can I use my glasses prescription to get contact lenses?

What’s the difference between a glasses prescription and a contact lens prescription?  Can one be used to order the other? This post looks at why the two prescriptions are different. 

Should I swim in my contact lenses? What you need to know.

10 May 2019 - Eye Practice
Should I swim in my contact lenses? What you need to know.

In the age of the daily disposable contact lens, lens wear has become less complicated and more comfortable. But do the old rules apply when it comes to wearing your lenses for swimming?

Collagen crosslinking for keratoconus: do you really need it?

22 Apr 2019 - Eye Practice
Collagen crosslinking for keratoconus: do you really need it?

If you (or your child) has been diagnosed with keratoconus, you know it can be a very stressful time.  The fact that this disease is progressive – meaning it gets worse over time – is not what you want to hear about your most precious asset – your eyesight. 

Linda Farrow: iconic luxury optical frames and sunglasses

12 Apr 2019 - Eye Practice
Linda Farrow: iconic luxury optical frames and sunglasses

In a word, innovation. That’s what luxury eye wear brand Linda Farrow offers its clients. If you’re looking for sunglasses or optical frames with a vintage feel, cutting-edge style, uncompromising quality and the finest finish in precious metals and gems, look no further. 

Optometrist, ophthalmologist, orthoptist: what’s the difference?

05 Apr 2019 - Eye Practice
Optometrist, ophthalmologist, orthoptist: what’s the difference?

Feeling confused about the difference between eye care practitioners? Can’t tell an optometrist, from an ophthalmologist or orthoptist?  And where does an optician fit into the picture?  

How to avoid eye wear disasters when travelling

29 Mar 2019 - Eye Practice
How to avoid eye wear disasters when travelling

Taking a long-haul flight? Going off the beaten track? Worried about your glasses and contact lenses? Read our top tips to avoid eye-wear hassles when travelling. 

Could playing in the schoolyard be the cure for myopia?

22 Mar 2019 - Eye Practice
Could playing in the schoolyard be the cure for myopia?

Children have always been encouraged to play outdoors for good general health, but could this activity actually protect them from becoming short-sighted?  

NaturalVue contact lenses versus Ortho-k – which is better?

15 Mar 2019 - Eye Practice
NaturalVue contact lenses versus Ortho-k – which is better?

When it comes to myopia control, the good news is that there’s now a number of options to prevent or slow down shortsightedness. Clinical studies on both ortho-k and NaturalVue contact lenses are impressive – but which is best?

What you need to know about glaucoma - the secret thief of sight

08 Mar 2019 - Eye Practice
What you need to know about glaucoma - the secret thief of sight

March 10th -16th is World Glaucoma Week. The problem with glaucoma is that you don’t feel anything. You don’t even notice anything wrong with your vision until 60% of it is permanently lost. 

Lose your glasses: latest multifocal contact lenses look promising

01 Mar 2019 - Eye Practice
Lose your glasses: latest multifocal contact lenses look promising

If you’re sick of multifocals or reading glasses, the latest generation multifocal contact lenses from NaturalVue might be the solution you’ve been searching for.

Scleral contact lenses – are they best for you?

27 Feb 2019 - Eye Practice
Scleral contact lenses – are they best for you?

They’re big, they can be difficult to fit and they’re not cheap, but are scleral contact lenses the ultimate solution for clear, comfortable vision? 

Keratoconus and driving vision: what you need to know

22 Feb 2019 - Eye Practice
Keratoconus and driving vision: what you need to know

If you’ve been diagnosed with keratoconus, one of your biggest concerns will often be whether you will lose your driving licence – or even get one in the first place. 

DITA luxury eyewear – not just a pretty face

20 Feb 2019 - Eye Practice
DITA luxury eyewear – not just a pretty face

DITA frames and sunglasses have become associated with celebrity like no other eyewear brand. But DITA is not just strikingly good to look at – they’re likely to be the highest quality eyewear you’ve ever owned. 

How to protect your kids in a digital age

15 Feb 2019 - Eye Practice
How to protect your kids in a digital age

Don’t sit too close to the TV!  I can still hear my mother shouting, over and over again. Now, however, television is the least of our worries.

Suffering from eye pain: how bad is yours?

13 Feb 2019 - Eye Practice
Suffering from eye pain: how bad is yours?

Most people take their eyes for granted and give them little thought throughout their day. But for some, eye pain can be completely debilitating and has a massive negative impact on their quality of life. 

How to stop myopia with the new NaturalVue contact lens

08 Feb 2019 - Eye Practice
How to stop myopia with the new NaturalVue contact lens

NaturalVue contact lenses are one of the most promising myopia control treatments to become available in Australia. But what exactly do they do and are they suitable for your child?

Can’t find the perfect glasses frames? Lindberg lets you build your own

01 Feb 2019 - Eye Practice
Can’t find the perfect glasses frames? Lindberg lets you build your own

Choosing the perfect frames for your new glasses can be fun, but it can often become frustrating. 

Top tips for avoiding myopia in your child

25 Jan 2019 - Eye Practice
Top tips for avoiding myopia in your child

Jim Kokkinakis, principal optometrist at The Eye Practice, is serious about reducing the burden of myopia. He's seen a huge increase in myopia in Australian children over the past two decades, coinciding with the digital age. 

Announcing exciting eye care news for 2019

21 Dec 2018 - Eye Practice
Announcing exciting eye care news for 2019

If you suffer from dry eyes or are worried about your (or your child’s) myopia, The Eye Practice has news of some very exciting developments for 2019:  

Ocular rosacea: is it ruining your quality of life?

14 Dec 2018 - Eye Practice
Ocular rosacea: is it ruining your quality of life?

What is ocular rosacea and could it be the underlying cause of your dry eye syndrome? And if so, can treating it improve your symptoms and give you back your quality of life?


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