At EyeQ our focus is on delivering the very best clinical eyecare. This means having in-depth knowledge and specialisations to ensure healthy eyes for all of our patients at all stages of their life. These specialisations include:
Protecting children’s vision ensures they can live their life to the fullest. EyeQ Optometrists provide a full suite of children’s eye tests and work closely with families to create ongoing treatment programs, including connecting with ophthalmologists and or other specialists where necessary. We also offer a great range of fun and funky children’s eyewear, built to withstand the playground! Many of our practices have optometrists who specialise in children’s vision.
Behavioural Optometry is a holistic approach to optometry where a patient’s vision and visual perception is assessed, as opposed to just their eyesight. For school children, behavioural optometry involves assessing eye focusing, eye teaming, eye tracking and visual processing. Our optometrists can also identify areas of delayed development that are interfering with progress at school.
After a comprehensive behavioural optometry assessment, treatment plans include:
- The prescription of appropriate spectacle lenses and prisms
- Advice on visual hygiene techniques (postural, reading and work place habits) to prevent or reduce the possibility of eye problems occurring
- A course of vision training
- Referral to other health professionals
Many optometrists at EyeQ are members of the Australasian College of Behavioural Optometrists, and are practicing behavioural optometrists.
Vision Training refers to a prescribed set of activities tailored for the individual and designed to improve poorly developed vision skills and vision processing skills – things like eye movement control, eye focusing and coordination, and visual analysis skills. At EyeQ many of our optometrists use vision training as part of their treatment plan. It could be recommended for you or your family if we need to treat:
- Developmental, learning and visual perceptual weaknesses
- Poor eye movement or focusing skills (visual motor skills)
- Turned eyes (strabismus)
- Lazy eyes (amblyopia)
- Brain injury or stroke
In many workplaces, keeping eyes healthy and protected requires special procedures, techniques and even eyewear. All EyeQ Optometrists are qualified to assess your workplace needs and will work with you to create a plan to ensure maximum protection of your eyes while at work.
Many spectacle wearers spend years unaware that they are suitable for contact lenses. At EyeQ, many of our optometrists are contact lens specialists, qualified to fit you with the most appropriate contact lens for your prescription and lifestyle.
Contact lenses are available for patients who require clear distance vision and clear reading vision, as well as for patients with astigmatism. Our experienced optometrists can help you find the right contact lens to suit your specific needs.
Glaucoma is an eye disease in which the optic nerve is damaged affecting your peripheral vision. Gradual, painless and without acute attacks, glaucoma may not be noticeable until it has begun to permanently damage your vision. Right now, 50% of people with glaucoma are undiagnosed.*
The good news is that the condition can be detected early as part of a standard eye test at EyeQ. For optimum eye health, it’s recommended that everyone over the age of 40 have their eyes tested every two years.
All EyeQ Optometrists count Glaucoma Assessments and ongoing monitoring as one of their areas of special interest. We are equipped with the best possible testing equipment and knowledge to ensure we detect and treat this condition early.
* Source: Tunnel Vision. The economic impact of Open Angle Glaucoma, Centre for Eye Research Australia, 2008
Once you’re aged over 40, the chance of developing age related macular degeneration increases. It is the leading cause of blindness in Australia and will affect 1 in 7 of us.* Those with early macular degeneration may have no noticeable symptoms, but the disease can cause loss of vision if not treated early, so early detection is critical.
This can be as simple as a having a standard eye test. All EyeQ Optometrists count Macular Degeneration assessments as a specialty and remain up to date with the latest research into diagnosis and treatment.
*Source: Macular Disease Foundation
Diabetes affects both vision and eye health, so diabetics must pay special attention to their eyecare. This includes annual assessments with their optometrist and an ongoing treatment plan, often in co-management with GPs, allied health professionals and ophthalmologists.
See your local EyeQ Optometrist to learn more about managing your eye health if you are living with diabetes.
Orthokeratology (Ortho-K) is the use of rigid contact lenses to remould the shape of the cornea (the clear dome of tissue at the front of the eye) to reduce or correct myopia (short sightedness) as well as small amounts of astigmatism (the irregular shape of the cornea).
Ortho-K is an excellent treatment option for children as it slows the progression of myopia. As the treatment generally takes place at night, it allows those normally requiring glasses to be free of both spectacles and contact lenses during waking hours, giving people much more freedom.
Your EyeQ Optometrist can advise you whether Ortho-K is the right solution for you, and provide the best possible treatment plan.
For some of us, refractive surgery is a great option. It’s important that such surgery is undertaken by an expert who is fully briefed on your eye health history. Your EyeQ Optometrist has a great relationship with their local ophthalmologists, ensuring you get the right referral with a surgeon who suits your needs. They can also assist in providing aftercare following your surgery.