Eye myths… fact or fiction?

Will eating carrots help you see in the dark? True! Carrots are full of vitamin A which is a precursor to an important chemical substance used by the light sensitive cells in the retina (the rods) for vision in low light / night time. If you are deficient in vitamin A, you can have problems with night vision. [1] However, having …

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Makeup Tips for Eye Health

The products you use around your eyes play an important part in your eye health. Similar to brushing your teeth daily, eye hygiene and removal of make-up is essential. We all react to products on our skin differently and for those of us who are more sensitive, hypo-allergenic products are preferable. For those with dry eyes or contact lens wearers, …

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Pregnancy and eyesight

Vision changes during pregnancy Pregnancy is a time when the female body goes through a lot of changes. Expecting mothers often know to anticipate morning sickness or lower back pain, but are surprised when their vision changes. In fact, the hormonal and physical changes that accompany pregnancy can commonly affect eyesight. Fortunately, vision problems are usually of most concern during the …

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Protecting eyes against UV

We’ve all heard about the importance of wearing hats and using sunscreen to protect our skin from the harmful effects of UV radiation. But how can we protect our eyes? Sunglasses offer some of the best ocular protection from UV light but blocking the harmful rays from reaching the delicate tissue of our eyes. Most sunglasses block (category 2 and …

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Eye medications – what do we prescribe?

All of our GJO optometrists are therapeutically endorsed ophthalmic medicines prescribers, which means we prescribe medications for the eye where necessary. Our practice has expertise in contact lenses and your eye health, and our access to eye medication means we can respond to your eye health concerns efficiently. What do we prescribe eye medications for? Eye Infections. Whether it is the …

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What is myopia management?

Normally, a child is born with little tiny eyes which grow a lot until age 3, then slowly until age 10–12, at which point they’re meant to stop. But if their eyes grow too quickly, or keep growing after age 10–12, or if they’re born with eyeballs that are already a bit too big (usually for genetic reasons — Mum and/or Dad …

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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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