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The first exam of the year shouldn’t be in the classroom 02 Feb, 2018

The back to school season brings a flurry of emotions for parents of school aged children. It’s also a time associated with the outlay of various expenses as parents and children alike wish and often need to begin the new year with new uniforms, stationery, books and a long list of other requirements.   But …

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The first exam of the year shouldn’t be in the classroom 02 Feb, 2018

The back to school season brings a flurry of emotions for parents of school aged children. It’s also a time associated with the outlay of various expenses as parents and children alike wish and often need to begin the new year with new uniforms, stationery, books and a long list of other requirements.   But …

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Do You See What I See? eye health initiative 12 Dec, 2017

Been a while since your last eye exam? Don’t forget, getting an eye test is about more than just needing glasses; it’s also about identifying the early signs of eye disease.   If you’re over the age of 50 you’re at increased risk of vision loss, which is why we’re calling on those aged over ...
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Summer Holidays Essentials 12 Dec, 2017

No doubt Australians love their summer holidays. With the warmer days now upon us, we’ve decided to put together a handy list of summer holidays “must haves” to make sure you don’t leave anything behind when packing for your next summer adventure. Our list comprises essential items to help you stay protected, and to look …

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Digital Eye Strain 05 Dec, 2017

In the past 10 years, we have experienced IT transformations that have considerably changed our lives. The way we send and receive information thanks to the mobile technology advance, and the transition from incandescent light bulbs to more energy efficient LED bulbs, have contributed to alterations to our visual behaviour.   What do these 2 ...
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Hay fever and how to deal with it affecting your eyes 29 Aug, 2017

Are you experiencing itchy eyes, an irritated throat, sneezing, a blocked or runny nose?   Many of us welcome Spring, while others dread it. That’s because they know they’re in for months of hayfever.   Hay fever is an allergy caused by pollen that affects many people to varying degrees. Its effect on the eyes …

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Handy guide to find the best contacts for your lifestyle 30 Jul, 2017

There are few things that you cannot do while wearing contact lenses. Contacts are easy to wear, feel virtually weightless and can correct your vision with minimal interruption to your daily life. Contact lenses are an excellent alternative to glasses for outdoor activities because they’re not as vulnerable to damage or dislodgement in rough-and-tumble activities. …

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Something is wrong with my child’s eyes, what can I do? 31 May, 2017

At EyeQ Optometrists, we get many questions from parents who have children with red or sore eyes. Here are some common scenarios we see and what you can do to help your child.   Conjunctivitis Conjunctivitis is when the white part of the eye becomes inflamed and red. This is most commonly caused by allergy, …

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Top tips for better vision while driving at night 24 May, 2017

As winter arrives, driving at night becomes a more common occurrence.  As a result, so do many of the common symptoms associated with night driving.   You know the feeling – tired eyes, haloes around street lights, sudden glare of oncoming traffic and wet, shiny streets.   With fatal accidents three times more likely to …

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Everything you need to know about Macular Degeneration 22 May, 2017

Did you know that 1 in 7 Australians over the age of 50 has some evidence of macular degeneration? Before we get into the risks and prevention of this disease let’s take a look at what macular degeneration is.   Macular Degeneration is a progressive eye disease which causes damage to the macula, macular degeneration …

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My child seems to see well 16 Mar, 2017

A question we are asked a lot at EyeQ Optometrists is “My child seems to see well, do they need an eye examination?” especially in the back to school period. It’s a very important one, as children do not volunteer visual symptoms until about 11 years of age. Despite this, many studies have shown primary …

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Food that improves your eye health and energy 15 Mar, 2017

We all know that our food choices affect our health. But did you know that foods can improve the health of our eyes too? Improving your eye health and overall health is as easy as eating plenty of vitamin-rich foods that fuel your body and protect your eyes.   Get the most from what you …

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