Understanding Glaucoma and Eye Surgery


Glaucoma is an eye illness that you may hear about when you go to the optometrist. An optometrist may mention the need to test for the illness. Many optometrists do not mention it beyond that point. If your optometrist tells you that you have glaucoma, then eye surgery may be necessary. Here are a few things to know about this type of eye surgery and what to expect from your surgeon.

27 August 2021

Should You See an Optometrist Regularly? Here Are 3 Reasons It's Vital for Your Eye Health


If you are like many people, you probably take your vision and eye health for granted. Unfortunately, you can lose your sight slowly due to neglected eye health and eye problems. Some of the things that lead to poor eye health include poor eating habits, age, constant exposure to the sun, and spending long hours on phone or computer screens.  One of the best ways to maintain your eye health is by visiting your optometrist regularly, whether you are using eyewear or not.

30 December 2020

Understanding Eye Problems and How Eye Surgeons Help


An eye surgeon is an eye doctor who is qualified and licensed to conduct eye surgery. You should know the different eye doctors so that you don't confuse them. You should also know how they can help you treat eye problems. What Are the Different Types of Eye Surgeons? Optometrists are the eye doctors you visit if you are experiencing any problems with your eyes. They'll examine you, diagnoses the condition, treats or refers you to an eye specialist who is more capable of treating your eye condition.

30 June 2020

Two steps you can take to minimise your risk of developing serious eye problems


There are a number of steps that you can take to reduce your risk of developing serious eye problems. Read on to find out what these steps are. Inform your optometrist of any significant health conditions that you develop If you develop any significant health conditions (i.e. conditions which require medication or regular treatment), it is very important to tell an eye doctor about these conditions during your next appointment.

26 April 2018

How to Spot Cataracts in Very Young Children


Cataracts are usually associated with older people, and indeed it's the elderly who are most at risk of developing this eye condition. But that doesn't mean that people of other ages don't develop cataracts sometimes. Even very young children can have cataracts—a condition known as congenital or infantile cataracts. It can be difficult to tell, especially if the child is too young to tell you about visual problems. This puts them at risk of developing serious sight problems, so it's important to be aware of any signs of cataracts.

21 August 2017

Why Get Regular Eye Exams?


When your vision is very blurry or dim, you know that it's time to get an eye exam. Your family doctor may have also recommended you get regular eye exams if you have a condition that could cause vision loss over time, such as circulatory problems. However, if you think you can see perfectly fine and don't have other such health conditions, you may wonder why you should get regular eye exams?

18 August 2017

3 Key Factors To Prevent Eye Damage When Choosing Sunglasses


Eyes are a very important part of the body, and maintaining good vision quality is a vital consideration for most Australians. One of the most common causes of serious damage to the eyes is prolonged exposure to the sun. As a nation, Australians are very aware of how harmful the UV rays from the sun can be, yet the eyes and the area around the eyes are often neglected when it comes to sun protection.

16 August 2017

What Causes Cataracts, and Can They Be Prevented?


Cataracts are caused by a clouding of the eye's natural lens, which causes fuzzy sight and other visual symptoms. Because the onset is often quite slow, people don't always know they have cataracts developing until the symptoms become severe or the problem is noticed by an optometrist. Once someone has developed cataracts, they'll need cataract surgery to replace the cloudy lens with an artificial one, which is usually a quick and easy procedure despite how complex it might sound.

14 August 2017

Understanding Ocular Sarcoidosis


Ocular sarcoidosis is an inflammatory condition that occurs when your body's immune system overreacts to a threatening substance, such as bacteria or a virus, and causes clumps of inflammatory cells to form in the eye. Ocular sarcoidosis typically affects the conjunctiva, uvea or optic nerve. It's not fully understood why some people are more susceptible to developing this condition than others, but women and those with a family history of sarcoidosis are at an increased risk.

9 August 2017