What is Astigmatism?

Astigmatism is caused by the cornea or lens of the eye not being perfectly curved, resulting in blurred vision. How this affects you is varied – for some people this can cause mildly blurry vision or severely blurred for others. There are two different types of astigmatism: Regular: this is when…

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Eye health and make-up: how to best protect your eyes from harm

Whether your wear it daily or it’s a special occasion thing, protecting your eye health when using make-up should be a priority. People have been wearing cosmetics for thousands of years and, while eye health and make-up don’t always go hand-in-hand, the ingredients used today are more sophisticated than they…

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Which glasses will prevent sore eyes?

One of the most common questions we receive from our customers is: which glasses will prevent sore eyes? Tired, itchy or uncomfortable eyes can be a common occurrence for a lot of us, but it doesn’t have to be this way. The answer is MOST glasses will help prevent sore…

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Do you suffer headaches from eye strain? We can help

Headaches from eye strain can be debilitating. You have sore eyes, they get tired and itchy, they dry out or are really watery, and your head is pounding. The heaviness in your head feels like it won’t go away, you’re sensitive to light, you can’t concentrate, and you have a…

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Eye colour: facts you might not know

What do our eye colours mean? Sure, bloodshot eyes might be a sign you’ve been staring at your phone for too long. But, what do we know about the actual iris colour itself? Let’s explore the world of eye colours – there’s probably a lot you don’t know! Why do…

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Why are my older eyes beginning to deteriorate?

Like most parts of our body, older eyes suffer from deterioration. As much as we would all love to stay young and healthy forever, we’re competing with time and our bodies. As we age, many of us will experience Presbyopia. This is the condition which causes your eyes to deteriorate.…

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Unseen vision problems: would you know if you had one?

According to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare over 13 million Australians recorded having one or more long-term vision disorders in 2017–18. This means more than half of our population suffers from vision problems. Some of these eyesight issues are treatable, like long and short-sightedness. But they also encompass…

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What is 20/20 Vision? How can I increase my eye health?

I’m sure you’ve heard of the term 20/20 vision, but did you know that is a measure of visual acuity and that it is a notation now used only in North America? Here in Australia and New Zealand we use a 6/6 notation. But what do all the numbers mean?!…

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Impacts of vision problems: what are the flow-on effects of eyesight troubles?

Poor vision is a major problem that impacts the lives of many. It could be low vision, trouble focusing, loss of sight, or any other eye-related injuries or illnesses – but did you know, eyes problems can have an impact other parts of your body? Read on to learn some…

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Common vision mysteries – busted! What’s fact and what’s a myth?

There’s a whole lot of misunderstanding around vision problems. From “carrots improve night vision”, to “it’s fine to wear reading glasses 24/7”, there’s certainly a lot of hearsay about good eyesight. Which is true and which is just a myth? And how do you sort the fact, from the fiction?…

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