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It’s time! It would normally now be time for a re-examination of your eyes

Due to the improving COVID19 situation we are returning to routine eye examinations, however, the health and wellbeing of our patients and the community is our number one priority. Accordingly we are undertaking strict hygiene practices and implementing precautionary measures to help reduce the spread of COVID19.

Please call or email us to arrange an appointment. Should you have concerns about coming in for an eye examination at his time please call us to let us know and we will pre– appoint a time later in the year.

During the recent period of home isolation many have missed their eye health examinations or have damaged/broken glasses or have symptoms of eyestrain after long periods of screen use. Now is the time to arrange an appointment.

Our eye examinations include testing for:

  • Difficulty with focusing
  • Glaucoma
  • Reading difficulties
  • Diabetes
  • Blurred vision
  • Macula Degeneration
  • Cataracts

The health and wellbeing of our patients and the community has always been our number one priority. We are undertaking strict hygiene practices and implemented precautionary measures to help reduce the spread of COVID19.

  • Disinfecting all equipment between patients
  • Disinfecting benches and common areas daily
  • Requesting hand sanitisation upon entry into the practice.
  • Wearing masks
  • Practicing social distancing

We are currently open Monday to Friday 9.00–5.30pm, and Saturday 9.00–2.00pm.

New Treatments for Frustrating Dry Eye

Common treatment options for dry eye such as artificial tear drops, lid scrubs and hot compresses help, but only treat the symptoms of dry eye — not the actual condition.
So while they may offer temporary relief, the wont make the problem go away.

IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) is a new long term treatment for dry eye that flashes an intense pulse of light around the area of the eyelids. It is painless and the IPL treatment results in the eyelid Meibomian glands improving production of tears to help lubricate the eye naturally and to reduce dry eye. Ask us about dry eye treatments

Your eyes are one of the most amazing organs in the body

Your eye works in a similar way to a camera. Light passes through the lens of your eye and is ‘recorded’ on the back of your eye (the retina). Cameras have different lenses that allow them to see greater distances or make objects clearer. Like a camera, your eye needs to be protected from dirt, dust, bright light and pointy objects. You know your eyes better than anyone so keep an eye out for any changes.

Digital Retinal Photography

Digital Retinal Photography is an additional examination procedure at our practice. This advanced technology produces a detailed photographic image of your retina. This enables better examination of structures at the back of the eye and allows us to monitor even subtle changes over time.

Patients with diabetes, a family history of glaucoma, macula degeneration or other major eye disease are strongly advised to have this procedure. The photos are also valuable while the eyes are healthy as they provide a baseline that can be used to compare with future photographs.

Eat all your greens

Carrots are not as good as greens when it comes to your eyes. Studies show that people who eat green veggies have healthier eyes. Leafy dark greens like
spinach or broccoli are best. The other power food for your eyes is fresh fish.

Blue Light

The Blue and Violet light that is emitted from screen devices and florescent lights is a high-energy visible (HEV) light. This type of light ends up being absorbed deep into the eye and can age the eye faster leading to more rapid deterioration of sight with age. It also disrupts normal circadian sleeping rhythms.

Blue Violet anti reflection lens coatings are a new generation lens technology that are recommended for glasses. They filter and prevent the harmful effects of the HEV blue light.