Diabetes and the Eye

Diabetes has become one of the biggest public health issues in Australia, and is tipped to become more prevalent in the coming decades. Diabetes can affect many parts of the eyes in a number of ways, with symptoms increasing in severity as the illness progresses.  Problems with vision can occur…

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End Trachoma 2020

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Orange Daybreak Rotary will work with other Rotary clubs in the area to raise awareness and funds to help eliminate trachoma in Australia. Trachoma is the leading cause of infectious disease globally and Australia remains to be the last leading country with this infectious disease. Trachoma is spread by personal…

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Understanding Glaucoma

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Your eye functions similar to an old-style camera. In the camera, the light comes in through the shutter, is focused by the lens, falls onto the film and then it’s processed. In your eye, light comes in through the cornea and pupil. It is focused by the lens, falling onto…

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Summer in Australia

Summer in Australia can be loads of fun; beaches, long days, and thongs, but did you know that your eyes may be suffering from too much UV exposure? The Facts Almost 60 per cent of Australians believe it is only the midday sun that poses the greatest UV threat but…

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The Latest on Myopia

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Why should I be concerned about myopia? In Australia right now, 17% of all 17 year olds are myopic… with this percentage only being 15% only 10 years ago! By 2050, 50% of Australia’s  population will be shortsighted! Myopia is where the eyeball grows longer so that the lens in…

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Behavioural Optometry

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What is Behavioural Optometry? Did you know that 80% of learning is through vision? Behavioural optometry is more than just checking if you can see clearly. It is an expanded area of practice because it takes into account visual motor and visual information processing skills. We take a holistic approach to ensure that your visual system has…

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Convergence Insufficiency

What is Convergence Insuffiency? Convergence Insuffiency occurs when an individual has difficulty keeping both eyes turned in and pointing at the same thing when they are doing near work. This is not eyesight or muscle problem but rather an adaption to the stress of keeping the two eyes turned in…

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More than an eye test

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It is really important to protect and monitor the health of your eye throughout life, and that should not have a dollar value put on it. To understand the importance of an eye test we first must understand what an eye care professional is. So what does it mean to…

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Strabismus

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What is Strabismus? Strabismus or eye turn, is when the eyes are not aligned or pointing at the same thing. How does Strabismus affect how you see? The brain does not like this because it sees two objects occupying the same point in space… so it learns very quickly to…

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