Healthy Eyes, Healthy Vision

When you have an eye examination, your optometrist will test your vision, the health of your eyes, as well as look for ocular signs of general health problems. Many changes to eye health take place gradually and often go unnoticed or without obvious symptoms. Regular eye tests can help detect many eye conditions in their early stages so intervention and treatment can begin.

As part of our commitment to your eye health, we have introduced digital retinal imaging as part of your routine eye test. This technology produces a high quality digital image of the retina, which can be used to detect early signs of glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, cholesterol and high blood pressure.

Visual problems can be experienced from early childhood right through to late adulthood. If you're concerned about your eyesight or your child's, it is important to organise an eye examination as soon as possible.

The most common vision problems include:
Longsightedness (hyperopia) - difficulty seeing up close.
Shortsightedess (myopia) - difficulty seeing in the distance.
Presbyopia - blurred vision caused by ageing (beginning in our mid 40s).

Optometrists are not only committed to providing you with clear vision, they are passionate about the health and wellbeing of your eyes. Continuous clinical education, investment in the latest testing technologies, and a reputation of delivering premium, personalised eye care, gives you the confidence of entrusting a optometrist with all your eye care needs.

Dry Eye

The incidence of dry eye increases with age as the production of lubricating tears diminish significantly and the eyelids may lose their ‘tone’.(send them off to the gym!)

Floaters

Seen as little specks that float around in front of your eyes, they are sometimes a build up of protein cells or can be a change in the vitreous or ‘gel’ inside the eye. They can be a sign of important changes within the eye so if they have just occurred or changed significantly, you should seek a full eye examination.

Diabetic Retinopathy

All diabetics are at risk of developing this eye condition which damages the fine blood vessels in the retina. We recommend all diabetics have a full dilated eye examination every 12-18months.

Cataracts

A cloudiness that can form in the lens of the eye causing vision problems.

Glaucoma

Refers to a group of diseases that affect the optic nerve at the back of the eye causing irreversible damage. If left untreated you can develop ‘tunnel-vision’ and lose your peripheral vision. (Ray Charles had glaucoma but that doesn’t mean that if you develop it you will play the piano that well!)

Macular Degeneration

This disease affects the macula which is the area of the retina responsible for our central vision, causing blurriness, distortion and dark spots in your central vision.