Eyes Condition We Treat

Long sightedness – This is known as hyperopia and is often associated with and overall blur depending of its severity.

Common symptoms of hyperopia with include and not limited to headaches, eye strain and blur at different distances.

Hyperopia is commonly fixed by glasses and/or contact lenses to attain better vision.

Short sightedness – This is known as myopia and is often associated with blur and long distances depending on its severity

Common symptoms of myopia can include but not limited to headaches, eye strain and blur at far distances

Myopia is often corrected with glasses and/or contact lenses to give you clearer vision

Astigmatism – This is to do with the shape of your eye being an oval shape which results in blur at different distances

Symptoms of astigmatism can include but not limited to headaches, eye strain and blur at different distance. Astigmatism is often corrected glasses and/or contact lenses to give you clearer vision.

Floaters – Spots or floaters are small particles that suddenly can come visible in the liquid part of the eye inside. Rarely it could be because of another condition called retinal hole, tear or detachment. So, it is a good idea to get this checked with your optometrist if you are noticing any floaters.

Symptoms of floaters can include but not limited to moving spots or strands in your vision, flashing of lights and shadows in your vision.

Depending on the nature of the floaters it treatment for it will vary. So it is often a good idea to get it looked at by an optometrist.

Pterygium/Pinguecula – This is a skin growth that can grow over your eye depending on the severity of it. These can occur due to prolonged exposure of your eyes to dust or certain chemicals, age and exposure to direct sun light.

Symptoms can include but not limited to your eye being red, irritated and noticing a visible growth usually in the corners of your eyes.

Treatment for Pterygiums will include safety eyewear where necessary and polarised sun glass wear. In some cases surgical intervention might be necessary.

Reading difficulty at your 40s. – This is known as presbyopia where the lens inside your eye slowly loses it focus with time.

Symptoms of presbyopia may include but not limited to frontal headaches, eye strain and near blur of vision.

Treatment for presbyopia is often with a pair of glasses and/or contact lenses.

Dry eyes – This simply is your eyes being dry but infact the nature of dry eye can be multi factorial and hence the treatments can be varied.

Symptoms of dry eyes can include irritable, red and blurry eyes

Due to the complicated nature of the condition optometrist will often work out the cause of your dry eye before treatment plan is formularised. Treatment of dry eye can include one or many modes which can include but not limited to specialised eye drops and sprays, punctal plugs, blephex treatments and many more. You will need to consult your optometrist to be sure what is right for you.

Glaucoma – This is a fairly complicated but a serious disease where 300,000 Australians have thought to got glaucoma but only 50% of the population is still undiagnosed with it.

Symptoms of Glaucoma can be nothing at all until later stages of the condition when sometimes it is too late. But some of the other symptoms can include eye pain, tunnel vision and blur.

Treatments of glaucoma can commonly include eye drops for 85% of the time but surgical intervention the other times. Our optometrists have specialised equipment that test for glaucoma which early detection and intervention is the key to a successful management.

Macular Degeneration – There are many variants of macular degeneration but most common variant being age related macular degeneration.

Symptoms of the condition may include blur of central vision, light halos and washed out colours.

Treatments may include frequent monitoring with specialised equipment, intra vitreal injection and implants depending on its nature and severity.

Cataracts – Cataracts are most common due to age and it is a clouding of the lens inside your eye.

Symptoms include blur, light scattering and washed out colours.

Treatment for cataract can include frequent monitoring, prescription updates and cataract extractions.

Diabetic Retinopathy – This is when blood vessels inside your eye can get compromised as a complication of diabetes. Our optometrists ultra wide retinal scans to detect subtle signs of diabetes and we will also work with your general practitioner and other health care providers to manage your condition. It is very important you get a regular eye exam when you have diabetes.

Symptoms of diabetic retinopathy can include blurring, loss of contrast & shadowing.

Treatments can include frequent monitoring, laser and/or injections depending on its severity.

Karatoconus – This is when your cornea becomes thin and irregular then bulge out in a cone like form. Our optometrists have special tools to monitor and treat this condition.

Symptoms of keratoconus can include minor irritation, blurring of vision and distortion.

Treatments can include pair of glasses, specialised contact lenses and corneal grafting.

Computer Vision Syndrome – This is common in the modern digital age with increased time spend on visual display units such as mobile phones, tablets and computers.

Symptoms can include eyestrain, headaches and near blur.

Treatments can include better managing time spent on digital surfaces to prescribed glasses for working on digital surfaces. Our optometrists can also assess your suitability for a blue light filter on your glasses which in recent studies have shown to greatly minimise eyestrain resulting with excess computer use.

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