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


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


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


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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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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In the last few weeks there have been a number of people who have come in for an eye check that have had keratoconus. Keratoconus is often said to affect 1 in every 2000 of the population. Orange has a population of 40000, so there should be 20 people with…

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No sunglasses no play

You may have seen in the news recently a push to make sunglass wear compulsory for kids in school. For a number of years a ‘no hat, no play’ rule has been in place in our schools and daycare centres. For my children, this has led to a few lunchtimes…

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10 Reasons for an Eye Test

Our vision is something most people take for granted which is a scary thought considering we only get one set of eyes. Your eyes are magical and they should be well taken care. Here is a top 10 of reasons why you should get routine eye examinations; Most eye diseases have…

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Lets talk smart devices

What are ‘smart-devices’? This technological age has made our lives so much easier and quicker, but did you know that this increased demand on near vision could potentially be doing damage to not only your vision but deeper within the eye as well. So, lets talk smart devices, your smart devices emit what is…

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