Eyecare Plus Blog

What is Macular Degeneration?

Posted by Glenn Vessey on May 23, 2017 2:00:00 PM

Macular Degeneration is also known as Age Related Macular Degeneration and increases in frequency as we get older. The macula is the small area in the center of the retina that provides us with our high resolution, central vision.  In macular degeneration the cells in the macula become diseased and damaged.  

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Topics: Macular Degeneration, Eye Disease

4 Symptoms That May Indicate You Have Macular Degeneration

Posted by Wendy Ong on May 18, 2017 2:00:00 PM

Macular degeneration (MD) is one of the leading causes of central vision loss effected by damage to your macula. The eye disease is painless, which may make it difficult to detect in early stages. Due to the progressive nature of MD, you should be wary of any sudden or gradual changes in the sharpness of your eyesight.  

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Topics: Macular Degeneration, Eye Disease

Myopia and Your Child

Posted by Jodie Green on Jan 24, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Myopia, or short-sightedness, is a condition where near objects are seen more clearly than objects that are far away, often appearing blurred.

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Topics: Children's Eye Health, Myopia

Healthy Vision in the Workplace -Infographic

Posted by Jodie Green on Jan 17, 2017 9:30:00 AM

INTRODUCTION:

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Topics: Vision, Health Fund, Eye Health at Work

Are Vision Problems Affecting My Child's Learning?

Posted by Jodie Green on Jan 12, 2017 2:30:00 PM

Good vision is essential for our children's learning as it is estimated that 80% of what a child learns at school is through visual means.

Think about it, children learn about colours, shapes, letters, words, spelling and much more all through their eyes. Vison and learning are strongly linked, meaning that if a child is suffering from a vision problem this can have a major impact on that child's ability to learn.

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Topics: Child Vision

5 Signs Your Child Needs Their Vision Checked

Posted by Georgia Pearlman on Jan 10, 2017 12:24:59 PM

Did you know over 80% of your child's learning is experienced through vision?

As another school year fast approaches and you busily equip your children with school supplies, uniforms and the latest stationary craze to help kick-start their learning, keep in mind that an estimated 80% of what a child learns at school is via information presented visually. With this knowledge the most important thing you equip your child with this school year could be a pair of prescription glasses.

Children often assume that how they see is normal and vision problems may not always be apparent. Many children try to adapt their vision problem without knowing they could see better, so it is unlikely they would tell you they are having a problem with their vision.

Below is a list of 5 signs you as a parent or caretaker can look for in your children to recognise the presence of a vision problem.

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Topics: eye health, blurred vision, Child Vision

Children's Screen Time

Posted by Jodie Green on Jan 5, 2017 3:00:00 PM

Concerned screen time could be causing damage to your children’s eyes?

You are not alone, many parents share the same concerns around the potential negative effects that too much screen time can have on our children and their health both physical and mental. Read on to understand the potential impact of excessive screen time and how a quick visit to your local Optometrist could help provide a protective measure for your child.

Screen Time is the time spent in front of a screen such as a TV, computer, smart phone, tablet or video console.
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Topics: Vision, Child Vision, Computer Vision Syndrome

Wearing Contacts Lenses? Here is what you need to know

Posted by Jodie Green on Nov 28, 2016 10:00:00 AM

 So you have made the jump. You are now a contact lens wearer, you are experiencing a frame-free-face.

Whether you are a full-time contact lens wearer or you jump between frames and contacts, there are some important considerations to take note of with your contacts.


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Topics: eye health, Contact Lenses

How-To Make the Most of your Health Fund Benefits

Posted by Jodie Green on Nov 8, 2016 11:00:00 AM

Whether you pay it annually, quarterly or monthly, health insurance with extras cover can be a significant expense.

Benefits for many of the major health funds expire on December 31, and do not roll over into the new year.

If you are paying preimums for extras cover it is important to make the most of your annual benefits before they expire.

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Topics: Health Fund

What is the cost of an Eye Test and Glasses?

Posted by Jodie Green on Nov 3, 2016 9:35:00 AM

"How much?"

This is often the question we get asked from our patients day in and day out. Want to know our response?

Simple, "how much do you value your vision?"

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Topics: Vision