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