Eyes & Eye Health Articles

Presbyopia

Do you find yourself having to hold the menu further away to read it? Are you struggling to read messages on your mobile phone or the small print on grocery labels?.If you are, you’re not alone. These are common first signs of presbyopia, the normal loss of near...

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Understanding Child Myopia

Myopia or short-sightedness causes blurred distance vision and usually starts during childhood; typically progressing until a child stops growing. There are two main risk factors for a child developing myopia are lifestyle and family history. Lifestyle: It is thought...

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How Vision Works

Our eyes might be small, but they provide us with what many people consider to be the most important of our senses – vision. .Vision occurs when light enters the eye through the pupil. With help from other important structures in the eye, like the iris and cornea, the...

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Astigmatism

It is thought that the condition is inherited, so you are more likely to be astigmatic if one or both of your parents has the condition.Astigmatism is a very common eye problem which causes blurred vision at all distances. It is a refractive error caused by an...

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Long Sightedness (Hyperopia)

Long sightedness does not affect your distance vision, but it does affect your ability to focus on near objects.Long sightedness – also known as hyperopia or far sightedness – makes it difficult to focus on objects close up. Many people confuse long sightedness with...

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Myopia (short sight)

A widely held misconception is that myopia corrects itself with age.Myopia is the term used when people cannot see clearly in the distance without glasses or contact lenses and is due to a focusing problem. Usually, light comes in through the lens of the eye and...

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Glaucoma

Everyone over 40 should be checked for Glaucoma at least every 5 years.Glaucoma is often called the “silent” or “sneak” thief of the sight, because it affects your vision very gradually, often without any initial outward signs. A disease of the optic nerve, Glaucoma...

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Age Related Macular Degeneration (ARMD)

AMD is the leading cause of vision loss in the western world. Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) usually affects people over 60, and is the leading cause of vision loss in the western world.  The macula is a small, but extremely important area located at the...

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Cataracts

Cataracts are very common, and occur naturally with age. They are also very easily treated.A cataract is a clouding of the lens in your eye, which causes blurred vision. If you’ve been diagnosed with cataracts, or you suspect you may have a cataract, there’s no need...

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Diabetes & The Eye

Because it often lacks early symptoms, people with diabetes should get a comprehensive dilated eye exam at least once a year.Diabetic retinopathy is a complication of diabetes, and causes damage to the blood vessels in the retina. Diabetic retinopathy, affects up to...

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Conjunctivitis or “Pink Eye”

Conjunctivitis  is a contagious infection and spreads very easily. Conjunctivitis is a common condition which causes the surface of your eye to go red and, often, sticky or watery and your eye becomes sore. It can be caused by infection from bacteria, viruses, allergy...

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Dry Eye

Sometimes, watery eyes can actually be a symptom of dry eyes, as the body produces excessive tears in response to the dryness and irritation.If your eyes constantly feel dry, gritty or sandy, you may suffer from dry eye syndrome. Other symptoms include red, irritated...

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Lenses for a Digital World

Australians are now spending, on average, 8 to 10 hours a day on digital devices. The digital age has changed the way we work, learn, shop, socialise and relax. However, our eyes are not accustomed to the digital environment and many of us are feeling the strain....

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Eyelid & Eyelash Problems

Treatment for eyelid and eyelash problems is generally quite straightforward and effective.Issues involving the eyelid and eyelash can be both painful and irritating, and left untreated may damage your eyesight. The eyelids and eyelashes function as protective...

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Pterygium and Pinguecula

Both a pterygium and a pinguecula are abnormal growths that form on the surface of the eye.Both a pterygium and a pinguecula are abnormal growths that form on the surface of the eye. While they may appear similar, and have similar symptoms and causes, they are...

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Flashes & Floaters

In most cases these phenomenon are harmless, and don’t require any treatment.Flashes of light or black floaters, that look like spiders or tadpoles and move around as you move your eye, are quite commonly seen by people with normal, healthy eyes. However if they...

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Retinal Detachments

The main symptom associated with Retinal Detachment is sudden partial or full blindness in the effected eye.The retina is a thin, light sensitive layer of nerve cells at the back of the eye. Retinas detach because they have one or more holes in them, which allows...

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