Keratoconus Part 3 – Vision Correction Options

There are multiple options for correcting vision – from spectacles in mild keratoconus to different contact lens technologies, in addition to surgical options. Spectacles In the early stages of keratoconus, spectacles can often correct vision. As keratoconus progresses and the front of the eye becomes more irregular, the vision in glasses decreases. In moderate keratoconus, the spectacles may correct a …

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Keratoconus Part 2 – Treatment

What treatment options are available? It is important to minimise risks for further keratoconus progression. It is strongly suggested to ensure no eye rubbing and to manage any eye allergies so that there is no temptation to rub the eyes. There is a surgical treatment that eye surgeons can also offer to slow and in some cases halt keratoconus progression …

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Your GJO journey to selecting the perfect pair of spectacles

When embarking on purchasing new spectacles, there are plenty of factors to consider. Frame style and colour, frame suitability for your face shape and facial features, frame materials and type of hinges, the size and shape of the frames and whether they will be able to carry your type of spectacle lenses and prescription well, costs of the complete job, …

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Preparing for your eye exam

This is some important information on what to bring to your appointment, children’s eye exams, where to park and what to expect – we look forward to welcoming you soon! For more detailed information see the Practice Guide Download on our home page. Don’t forget your contact lenses! If you’re a regular contact lens wearer or just getting started, remember …

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My arms aren’t long enough! Do I have to wear reading glasses?

There comes a time when we’ve all had enough birthdays to start to notice that reading small print is getting harder. This is very normal, but doesn’t stop it being very disturbing and upsetting, especially if you’ve otherwise had perfect vision your whole life. This condition called presbyopia, where our arms get too short ;), is where the focussing lens …

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How your eyes are the ‘window’ to your general health

Our bodies are a complex system of interconnected organs. The eyes have some of the smallest blood vessels in your body, and often are the ‘window’ to showing early changes in general health conditions such as high blood pressure and diabetes, and changes that may occur due to medications.  Below is a list of a few eye conditions related to …

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