Snoring – the Not-So-Silent Killer

Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA), a condition where the airway is blocked during sleep as a result of tongue and airway muscle relaxation, has recently emerged as a new epidemic in healthcare (1). Often, a person with sleep apnoea may not be aware of their symptoms. Partners and/or family members may observe and report snoring, gasping/grunting during sleep, or episodes where breathing stops …

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Magic? No, it’s orthokeratology!

Myopia (short-sightedness) has been recognised as one of the five leading causes of blindness and visual impairments in the world by the World Health Organisation. (1) Research shows there are a number of options to slow myopia progression, and thus reduce the associated increased eye health risks including glaucoma, macular degeneration and retinal detachment. (1) One of these is overnight Orthokeratology, often …

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The latest contact lens technologies to give you the best vision

Our optometrists are experienced in fitting contact lenses for different eye shapes, prescriptions and visual goals – whether you are looking for occasional weekend wear to ace your golf, or everyday wear for work and studies, that give you freedom from wearing spectacles. Our leading contact lens expertise means that we are the first to trial new contact lens technologies …

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Cataract Part 2 – Treatment

In the early stages where there are often no or minimal vision concerns, cataracts are monitored every 6 to 12 months by your optometrist. In cases where the cataract starts to affect the vision (blurred vision not correctable with new spectacles, frequent spectacle prescription changes, doubling or haloes and glare sensitivity), removal of the cataracts may be indicated. In certain …

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Healthy Contact Lens Habits

We’ve all heard or come across interesting contact lens stories in the media – from the lady wearing 27 soft contact lenses in one eye, to teenagers wearing poor quality Halloween contact lenses not fitted by an optometrist. These cases are examples of not following healthy contact lens habits, which unfortunately can sometimes lead to serious vision threatening problems.   …

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