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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?

Sleep apnoea and the eye: what you need to know

23 Nov 2018 - Eye Practice
Sleep apnoea and the eye: what you need to know

Loud snoring, gasping or choking noises while sleeping, morning headaches or dry mouth, irritability, concentration problems; does this sound like you or your partner? 

Carotenoids and the eye: what you need to know

16 Nov 2018 - Eye Practice
Carotenoids and the eye: what you need to know

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. 

Can you stop myopia? – Latest contact lens looks impressive!

09 Nov 2018 - Eye Practice
Can you stop myopia? – Latest contact lens looks impressive!

A new contact lens just launched in Australia is showing exceptional results for myopia control. 

Do your children really need to wear sunglasses?

19 Oct 2018 - Eye Practice
Do your children really need to wear sunglasses?

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? 

5 things to avoid if you suffer from dry eyes

12 Oct 2018 - Eye Practice
5 things to avoid if you suffer from dry eyes

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. 

Can short-sightedness really be stopped in its tracks?

05 Oct 2018 - Eye Practice
Can short-sightedness really be stopped in its tracks?

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. 

The top 3 causes of eyestrain and how to manage them

14 Sep 2018 - Eye Practice
The top 3 causes of eyestrain and how to manage them

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. 

Can I wear contact lenses for astigmatism?

05 Sep 2018 - Eye Practice
Can I wear contact lenses for astigmatism?

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. 

Are your dry eyes affecting you emotionally?

31 Aug 2018 - Eye Practice
Are your dry eyes affecting you emotionally?

Although dry eye syndrome is a physical condition, the emotional impact of the disease can be just as debilitating as the physical symptoms. 

What’s GPC? Giant Papillary Conjunctivitis, that’s what!

17 Aug 2018 - Eye Practice
What’s GPC? Giant Papillary Conjunctivitis, that’s what!

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. 

7 things you won't get from buying glasses online

10 Aug 2018 - Eye Practice
7 things you won't get from buying glasses online

With online shopping providing fast delivery of everything from coffee beans to cars, why would you ever bother to leave your lounge? 

Help please! How do I find the best dry eye clinic?

11 Jul 2018 - Eye Practice
Help please! How do I find the best dry eye clinic?

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.

Corneal hydrops in keratoconus: Is it a disaster?

29 Jun 2018 - Eye Practice
Corneal hydrops in keratoconus: Is it a disaster?

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.

Keratoconus: could 3D bio-printing offer a cure?

01 Jun 2018 - Eye Practice
Keratoconus: could 3D bio-printing offer a cure?

This is not science fiction. In breaking news, scientists working in Newcastle University have discovered a way to build a cornea using 3D bioprinting.

Why are my keratoconus contact lenses not working?

23 May 2018 - Eye Practice
Why are my keratoconus contact lenses not working?

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.

Is atropine a cure for short-sightedness?

09 May 2018 - Eye Practice
Is atropine a cure for short-sightedness?

Does your child have myopia (or shortsightedness)? If so, you’re probably curious about a cure. 


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