Correcting and Clarifying Your Vision: An Optometry Blog

  • Could Ortho-K Help You to Break Free?

    26 January 2023

    Have you heard of orthodontics? It's a dental procedure using different braces to move teeth into a better position and improve function. Now, think about orthokeratology in the same vein. In the world of optometry, this procedure can gradually reshape the cornea using different temporary lenses to improve vision instead. So, could you be a good candidate for this procedure, and if so, what is involved? Surgery Free Approach Ortho-k, as the procedure is known in optometry, is a surgery-free approach to help those who would rather not wear any contact lenses all the time or want to break free from their glasses.

  • Eye Trouble? Signs You Should See an Optometrist

    11 May 2022

    Can you identify the signs of poor vision? Many people don't, and that's why they wait until it's too late to correct their vision problems. This post highlights two common symptoms that indicate you need to book an appointment with your optometrist. Eye Fatigue Eye fatigue, also known as visual fatigue, is a condition that can develop after spending extended periods looking at a screen or other digital device. You may find yourself squinting more than usual or rubbing your eyes frequently.

  • Three Great Questions to Ask Your Optometrist

    1 July 2021

    Getting your eyes tested regularly is essential, as your optometrist will be able to prescribe new glasses to suit your changing needs. However, it can be difficult to think of good questions to ask during the appointment. This short guide explains three things you should ask your optometrist if you want to get the most out of your appointment. How Does Your Eye Health Look? If you want a unique insight into your eye health — and perhaps your overall health — you should ask your optometrist about your eye health.

  • 3 Eye Conditions Older Adults Are Susceptible To

    28 January 2021

    As you age, it's normal for changes to occur in your eyes. Cells can break down, the vitreous gel in your eyes may become more watery and proteins in your eyes can cluster together and impact your vision. Additionally, some health conditions that you're more prone to developing as you age, such as diabetes and some types of arthritis, can impact on your eye health. Having regular eye tests can allow eye problems to be diagnosed early, which can minimise the damage to your vision and help you maintain your independence.

  • What Are Cataracts And How Do I Get Rid Of Them

    8 June 2020

    Cataracts are fairly common across older Australians, with almost everyone who reaches the age of 80 getting some level of cataracts. It is also not impossible to get cataracts at a much younger age, with babies even found to have cataracts. While glasses might help for a time, the only way to restore vision is to have cataract removal surgery by an ophthalmologist. Luckily, this is a fairly simple procedure that is done thousands of times every day across the world.

  • How a Regular Eye Examination Can Reveal Hidden Problems

    24 May 2019

    The eye is one of the most complicated organs in the human body, but despite this, many people are somewhat blasé about the health of their eyes. They may make sure that they schedule a regular visit to their dentist but will often overlook such a regular encounter with their optician. To pardon the pun, this is quite shortsighted, especially as an eye examination can often reveal issues within the human body that may have been hidden up to that point.

  • Does Old Age Determine Whether Cataract Surgery Is Possible?

    22 June 2017

    It's no secret that old age can bring deteriorating vision. Usually, this means that the patient will need to wear reading glasses for close-up work, but sometimes it can also mean the formation of cataracts. Sometimes, this condition does not present itself until a patient is in their advanced years. Does this mean that they are ineligible for surgery, or that they need to take something else into account? What Is This Condition?