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Macular Degeneration

Macular Degeneration impairs a person’s ability to read, recognise faces, drive, and makes it difficult to recognise colours and contrasts. Commonly affecting people over 50 years of age it is referred to as ‘age-related macular degeneration’ or AMD. There is …

Cataracts

Cataracts are opacification of the normally clear crystalline lens inside the eye. Our optometrist uses an internationally recognized classification system to allow tracking of progression of the opacity over time, whilst evaluating changes in visual acuity and contrast sensitivity. As …

Myopia = Short-sightedness

Myopia typically begins in childhood and tends to progress; with stronger prescription glasses required each year. In most cases, myopia stabilizes around age 25 years but sometimes it continues to progress with age. If you are myopic or near-sighted, you …

Low Vision

Low vision describes the level of vision between being fully sighted and totally blind. Having low vision upsets a person’s ability to carry out many of the daily tasks for which vision is essential. Fortunately, the remaining vision can often …

Laser Refractive Surgery

(LASIK, PRK, SMILE)  Surgical procedures aimed at reducing the refractive error of the eye are called refractive surgery. In LASIK, PRK and SMILE, precise and controlled removal of corneal tissue by a special laser reshapes the cornea changing its focusing …

Multifocal Lenses

Multifocal lenses are required due to presbyopia (aging eye). They enable the wearer to focus on both near and distance and, depending on the lens type, middle distances, without removing his or her spectacles. There are three main kinds of …

Keratoconus

Keratoconus (literally, conical cornea) is a thinning and steepening of the central zone of the cornea, the front surface of the eye. These ‘wonky windows’ cause irregular astigmatism, where the unusual shape of the cornea causes the light to bend …

Golf

Golf Most golfers will understand that the long-term exposure to the elements involved in the average 18-hole round of golf can lead to accumulated damage to the skin and eyes. You need eye protection from damaging ultra-violet rays when playing …

Presbyopia

Presbyopia is a common condition that makes vision difficult at a normal reading distance. It is not a disease. Close tasks such as reading and sewing become difficult, particularly in poor light. For example, you may find that you are …

Amblyopia

Amblyopia = Lazy Eye It is perfectly natural as a parent to feel anxious and a little upset by the fact that your child has lazy eye (amblyopia), particularly if you were unaware of the problem before your child’s eye …

10 New Year’s Resolutions for Your Eye Health

10 New Year’s Resolutions for Your Eye Health Now that the in-laws have gone, the beer fridge is empty and the BBQ and pool have been well used it’s time to turn our attention on our New Years Resolutions to …

3D Vision – Does It Give You A Headache?

After seeing the recent 3D movie, Star Wars The Force Awakens, my son felt dizzy and a little nauseous. Why? Isn’t 3D the way we normally see the world? What do our eyes do differently while watching a 3D movie …