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Make the most of your health fund rebate

Most health optical benefits finish on December 31. Unfortunately the rebate doesn’t carry over to the new year, so if you don’t use it then you lose it. Health fund rebates can be used for a wide range of prescription items including contact lenses, prescription glasses, computer glasses and prescription sunglasses. If you are interested […]

It’s important to protect your eyes from UV.

We all know the importance of protecting ourselves from exposure to the sun. While we all understand the need to protect our skin, it may come as a suprise to know that UV rays cause ten times more damage to the eyes than to our skin. It has been estimated that 20% of cataracts and […]

Suffering from allergies? It’s that time of the year again.

Are you suffering from itchy, watery, red eyes? Then you could have allergic conjunctivitis. Allergic conjunctivitis occurs when allergens in the air stimulate cells in the eye to release histamine. This causes the eyes to become red, watery and itchy. Traditional treatments such as antihistamines are effective at relieving the symptoms, but don’t stop the […]

Biotrue: All day comfort in a contact lens

March 4, 2016 Contact Lenses Eyes OnWe have had a lot of success with the new Bausch and Lomb Biotrue lenses. Using a new generation HyperGel material, this contact lenses is extremely breathable so there is no compromise to the health of the eye. Unlike older generation lenses, the lens is resistant to drying, retaining 98% of […]

Dry Eye and Blephasteam

Poorly functioning meibomian glands is a common cause of dry eye. The meibomian glands are located in the eyelids and release oils which reduce evaporation of the tear layer. These glands can become blocked and inflamed resulting in dry eyes. The blephasteam system unblocks the glands by gently warming the lids causing the oils to […]

Computer eye strain

Crizal Prevencia lens coatings provide three way protection of the eyes. It protects the eyes from UV and blue-violet light as well as reducing eye strain and improving comfort on the computer. UV light is a know cause of cataracts while blue-violet light is thought to contribute to the development of macula degeneration. While we […]

Protecting your eyes

Warm compresses are a simple but very effective treatment to help relieve the symptoms of dry eyes. Tear ducts in the eyelid release oils to help prevent evaporation. These ducts can become blocked over time leading to dry eye. Warm compresses can help clear the ducts and help improve the functioning of the tear glands.

Why do I need to replace my contact lenses regularly?

As you wear your contact lenses proteins and oils from the eye deposit on the surface of the lens. While cleaning the lenses every day will help remove some of the deposits, over time they build up on the surface. As these materials break down they effect the surface of the lens reducing comfort and […]

Dry Eyes and the Environment

While we can’t cure dry eyes, there are things that you can do in addition to using drops to help alleviate the symptoms.Avoid direct contact with drafts. Any airflow directly on the eye will increase tear evaporation and exacerbate the condition. Keep the air vents in the car pointed away from your face and wear […]