The Eye Practice blog
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.
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:
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?
Loud snoring, gasping or choking noises while sleeping, morning headaches or dry mouth, irritability, concentration problems; does this sound like you or your partner?
Most people know that diet is linked to health, but many don’t realise that very specific diet choices can reduce the risk of eye diseases such as age-related macular degeneration.
We all know that the sun is harmful for our eyes, so why is it that kids aren’t wearing sunglasses anywhere near as much as adults?
You know the feeling: scratchy, irritated, raw eyes. But are you making them worse by some of your day-to-day choices? This post looks at some of the biggest culprits when it comes to aggravating dry eyes AND what to do about them.
Short-sightedness – also called myopia – is on the increase, and now affects up to 40% of Australian school children. These alarming figures are only set to increase over time.
If you feel like your eyes are just not coping with modern life, you’re not alone. Symptoms of fatigue, burning, stinging, blurriness, dryness or light sensitivity can all be warning signs of eye strain.
Did you know that most people who wear contact lenses have astigmatism? In which case, why do so many people believe that they can’t wear contacts due to their astigmatism? This post explains why.
Although dry eye syndrome is a physical condition, the emotional impact of the disease can be just as debilitating as the physical symptoms.
If you’ve worn contact lenses for years and your eyes have become itchy, irritated or feel like there’s something stuck under your eyelid, chances are you could have giant papillary conjunctivitis – also known as GPC.
With online shopping providing fast delivery of everything from coffee beans to cars, why would you ever bother to leave your lounge?
In this digital age, a mine of information is publicly available at our fingertips. But finding a high quality, reliable healthcare provider is not as simple as a Google search. Read on for some useful tips on how to find the best dry eye clinic for your condition.
Hydrops (or corneal rupture) is a rare complication of severe keratoconus eye disease. So much so, that at The Eye Practice, we only see three or four cases a year.
This is not science fiction. In breaking news, scientists working in Newcastle University have discovered a way to build a cornea using 3D bioprinting.
Keratoconus is a disorder of the cornea, the clear front window of the eye. Instead of being nice and smooth, the cornea becomes irregular. This leads to blurry vision.