Eyeq Blog

Can dark chocolate improve our eyesight? 25 Jul, 2018

Chocolate lovers rejoice! Recent research by the University of the Incarnate Word, Rosenberg School of Optometry, in San Antonio, Texas USA, suggests that eating dark chocolate could improve visual clarity. Bars with more than 72% cacao increase ocular blood flow which enhances macular function and sharpens the ability to read words and numbers. The new ...
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Why is it important to wear sunglasses all year round? 25 Jul, 2018

We all know how important it is to wear protective sunglasses during summer, however, what most of us do not realise is how equally important it is, if not more so, to wear protective eyewear during the cooler seasons. During autumn, winter and spring, the sun is lower on the horizon, so we get more ...
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Change your look with coloured contact lenses 16 Mar, 2018

Day in and day out many of us invest in beauty products, treatments and procedures to make us feel and look better but have you ever considered changing your look by changing your eye colour? Here at EyeQ we use and recommend Air Optix® Colors by Alcon. Air Optix® Colors creates a beautiful look that …

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How to keep your eyes healthy 16 Mar, 2018

From all of our 5 senses, our eyesight is probably the most precious one. In order to maintain good general health, we must eat and sleep well, practice regular exercise, protect ourselves from harmful substances and more. Believe it or not, our eyes require just as much care and attention. With that in mind, we have …

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Glaucoma – diagnosis, symptoms, affects and more 07 Mar, 2018

Glaucoma, an eye disease that affects approximately 300,000 Australians can surprise people as in its early stages it is painless and symptomless. It is estimated that in Australia 50% of the affected people are unaware that they have the disease. In this article we will learn more about glaucoma, its diagnosis, symptoms, how it can ...
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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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