Five Steps To Prepare For Your Eye Exam


Problematic eyesight and eye-related disorders affect over 13 million Australians. The best way to treat eye issues is early detection which means attending an annual eye exam. Whether you are a first-time attendee or a seasoned veteran, you can take steps before the eye exam that help the optometrist make an accurate evaluation of your eye health. These are the five steps you must take. Sleep Well The night before an eye exam, a good night's sleep is critical.

3 February 2022

Debunking 4 Common Misconceptions Regarding Orthokeratology


If you're not into wearing glasses all the time, then contact lenses are a great alternative. They're much more comfortable than glasses, and they don't cause red eyes or dryness. But before you make your purchase, it's important to understand what orthokeratology is and why misconceptions are surrounding this contact lens option. This article will help dispel 4 common misconceptions about ortho contacts. 1. Ortho contacts distort your vision. This is the most common misconception about ortho contacts.

28 April 2021

Why Should You Wear Contact Lenses if You Have Keratoconus?


If you have keratoconus, then you may have already seen an ophthalmologist. Your vision may have got obviously blurry and you may have other symptoms such as double vision and increased sensitivity to light. If you haven't had to wear glasses or contact lenses in the past, then you may be surprised when your ophthalmologist tells you that you should start wearing lenses now. How will this affect your condition and is it the only treatment you'll need?

31 August 2020

Common Health Issues Eye Experts Can Detect During an Examination


Are you scheduled to visit your optometrist soon? Getting your eyes examined regularly is one of the best things you can do to identify any eye problems. Unfortunately, most people overlook the significance of this practice since they think that their vision hasn't changed because they can still see clearly. Well, eye exams offer more benefits other than detecting eyesight problems. The examination can tell you more about your general health as well.

12 February 2020

Understanding Retinal Vascular Occlusion


The retina is located at the back of the eye and is responsible for receiving light from the front of your eye and converting this light into neural signals, which are processed by your brain into the images you see. In order to function efficiently, your retina requires healthy blood flow, as blood delivers vital nutrients and oxygen. When one or more blood vessels in your retina become blocked, a build-up of blood can inhibit the functioning of the retina and cause loss of vision.

19 July 2017

Understanding CMV Retinitis


CMV (cytomegalovirus) retinitis is a viral infection that affects the retina at the back of your eye. The retina's job is to receive images and transfer them to your brain for processing, so any infection in this area of your eye can damage your sight. CMV retinitis typically affects those with a weakened immune system, and the virus that causes the condition is related to the herpes virus. Those at an increased risk of developing this illness include organ transplant patients, those with HIV or aids, anyone undergoing chemotherapy and those taking medication to suppress the immune system.

21 April 2017

What to Expect At Your First Eye Test


If you have been referred to an optometrist for an eye test, you may be wondering what to expect. There is no need to feel anxious before an eye test. It is a painless and straightforward process which is designed to ensure your eyes receive the treatment they require. Below is a guide to what normally takes place during an eye test. The Medical History Interview Before your optometrist begins a full examination of your eyes, they will first ask you questions about your eye health and other aspects of your medical history.

21 September 2016

Poor Night Vision - Could Glaucoma Be To Blame?


To drive safely after dark, you need good night vision.  If you've noticed that your night vision isn't quite as good as it once was, you could be suffering from glaucoma.  But what is glaucoma and how can your optometrist help to resolve the problem?  Read on to find out more. What is glaucoma? Glaucoma commonly affects both eyes, although the condition may not develop in each eye equally at the same rate.

19 February 2016

3 Eye Problems Associated With Parkinson's Disease


Symptoms associated with Parkinson's disease such as loss of muscle control and eye tremors can leave you at risk of developing problems with your vision. This can impact on your ability to maintain your independence by making it difficult for you to read your mail or follow cooking instructions, but problems with your vision can also be socially isolating. Here's an overview of three eye problems associated with Parkinson's disease and the treatment options.

24 June 2015

4 Reasons You May Need to Seek Prescription Glasses


There are so many reasons why people choose to have prescription glasses. Some people have different prescription glasses to help them with different sight problems. Need to get glasses yourself? Here are the 4 major reasons that should underline your need for prescription lenses. General sight improvements For most people, their need for glasses is derived from the basic need to improve eyesight. This can be as a result of eye damage, disease, birth defects or exposure to harmful environments such as too much lighting or the vice versa.

30 March 2015