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Prevent sore eyes and save your relationship – put the smartphone down

The pervasive presence of smartphones is having a detrimental effect on Australians’ eyesight. Australian research shows that a 60-minute reading task on a smartphone results in increased eye strain symptoms. Despite the vast majority of Australians ranking loss of sight as their number one health concern, our use of digital devices and its associated eye


The ‘Ageing Eyes’ Presbyopia app for over 50s.

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Mentioning the word ‘ageing’, ‘eyesight’ and ‘app’ in the same sentence may be enough for many to zone out. But stay with us, because if you are hitting middle age, or have started to notice you’re finding it increasingly difficult to read phone messages or read labels at the supermarket, this app could save you


Men neglecting eye health at the expense of their overall wellbeing

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Men are neglecting the health of their eyes to the detriment of their overall wellbeing, according to Optometry Australia.


5 beauty secrets only your optometrist can tell you


No matter what you’re packing in your makeup kit, bloodshot and puffy eyes are never beautiful.  Eyes are particularly vulnerable to infection and some beauty procedures even put your vision at risk.


WIN 1 of 6 Specsavers vouchers


Specsavers have launched a range designed specifically for everyday comfort and style and to celebrate the launch of the new ComFit eyewear range Life Begins At and Specsavers are offering 6 lucky readers the chance to win a voucher for one complete pair of glasses from the ComFit range’ and includes glasses frames and lenses required by the


Why wearing sunglasses in autumn and winter is just as important as summer

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Optometrists nationwide rejoiced when Sid the Seagull updated his iconic Cancer Council message to slip slop slap, seek, SLIDE. However, the image of a seagull with sunglasses only went part way to educating consumers about the importance of wearing sunglasses every day.


What’s going on in our eyes and ears as we begin ageing?


We know as we begin ageing, there is a lose of eye sight and hearing, but why does this happen and what can we do about. Chyrisse Heine from La Trobe University looks into this for us.


Woman Sees Grandchildren for First Time

Fran Laver

A Sydney woman sees grandchildren for the first time and regains here sight for the first time in nearly five decades after receiving rare eye surgery. According to 9News, grandmother Fran Laver lost her sight over two years in her 20s after contracting Stevens-Johnson syndrome, an immune hypersensitivity disorder. “The worst thing about having limited


10 Foods To Maintain Eyesight

As children we’re told carrots will give us better eyesight, even in the dark. Is this true? Well, yes to an extent, but according to Optometry Australia (OA), there are a stack of other tasty snacks out there that help maintain eye health. OA resident optometrist Luke Arundel  listed the following: 1.       Fish – “Omega-3


Vision Australia – Supporting people who are blind or have low vision to live the life they choose

Imagine your life without sight… Sight is so much a part of all our lives, we don’t even notice it until it is severely affected or lost completely. Vision Australia supports thousands of people who have low vision or who are blind to participate in every part of life they choose. Our services focus on three main