Eyeq Blog

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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What to watch for in your family’s eye health history 13 Mar, 2017

Most people recognize the importance of knowing their family medical history. But, do you know that you should also be aware of your family’s eye health history?   There are some eye ailments that you are more likely to suffer from if you have had a family member with the condition. Awareness of these conditions …

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Set your sights on a more active lifestyle 19 Dec, 2016

We all enjoy the feeling of being fit and healthy but sometimes we need to kick down the barriers to exercise rather than letting practical things deter us. For some that means having the right shoes or outfit to get moving, while for others that can include making sure we have the best vision to ...
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The difference between quality sunglasses and cheapies 19 Dec, 2016

We’re often asked what the difference is between a good quality pair of sunglasses and a cheapie. Fashion can play a part in price – but the most important aspects are the very real consequences to your eye health. Our skin needs protection from the sun but our eyes are also vulnerable and need looking ...
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Healthy heart, healthy mind and healthy eyes 03 Dec, 2016

Healthy heart, healthy mind, healthy eyes - the positive impact of exercise on vision. The arrival of warm weather and longer days means regular exercise is back on the agenda. If you haven’t quite made it to the running track yet, here’s an extra incentive to get you to the start line. As well as ...
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5 Fashion Must-Do’s For Choosing Your Frames 30 Aug, 2016

There’s no time like Spring to update your eyewear – the fabulous new styles, shapes and colours that arrive in our practices for the Spring/Summer season mean even the EyeQ team members start creating Wish Lists!   Here are their top tips for choosing your new frames:   Forget any old ideas you have about …

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