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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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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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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How often should you get your eyes examined?

Regular eye examinations form an important part of maintaining good vision and eye health, much the same as regular dental checks are necessary for maintaining healthy teeth and gums. Fortunately, for most people, visiting your optometrist is a far less anxiety laden exercise than visiting the dentist. Eye examinations are necessary, even if you feel you do not have a …

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What is an OCT?

Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a non-invasive imaging test. It uses visible light to create a 3D model of the retina (the sensory layer at the back of the eye). Unlike MRI or CT scans, OCT does not use radiation and can be used regularly without risk when assessing the eye health. There are many eye conditions that cannot be …

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Top tips when getting an eye examination

Why do I need an eye examination? Regular eye examinations form an important part of maintaining good vision and eye health, much the same as regular dental checks are necessary for maintaining healthy teeth and gums. Fortunately, for most people, visiting your optometrist is a far less anxiety laden exercise than visiting the dentist. Eye examinations are necessary, even if …

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UV and the Eye

Moderate exposure to ultraviolet radiation (UVR) from the sun is a necessary part of maintaining normal health (read the next blog for more about this!). However, excessive exposure to UVR has no health benefits and actually leads to adverse consequences for not only the skin, but also the eye. Interestingly, the eye occupies less than two percent of the whole …

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