This is known as hyperopia and is often associated with an overall blur depending of its severity. Common symptoms of hyperopia can 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.
This is known as myopia and is often associated with blur at 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.
This is mostly to do with the outer surface of the eye being an oval shape. However you can have astigmatism on other surfaces of eyes. 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.
Small particles that suddenly can come visible in peoples’ sight. Rarely it could be associated with because of another condition called retinal hole, tear or detachment. Symptoms 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 the treatment for it will vary. So it is often a good idea to get it looked at by an optometrist
This is a skin growth that can grow over eyes depending on the severity of it. These can occur due to prolonged exposure of eyes to dust or certain chemicals, age and exposure to direct sun light. Symptoms can include but not limited to eyes being red, irritated and noticing a visible growth usually in the corners of eyes. Treatment for Pterygiums will include safety eyewear where necessary. Polarised pair of prescription sunglasses can never be underestimated. In some cases surgical intervention may be necessary.
This is known as presbyopia where the lens inside the 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.
This simply is eyes being dry but infact the nature of dry eye can be multi factorial and hence the treatments can be varied and complex. 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 an optometrist to be sure what is right for you.
This is a fairly complicated but a serious disease where 300,000 Australians have thought to have got it. Due its’ lack or symptoms Glaucoma still remains largely under diagnosed. Symptoms of Glaucoma can be nothing at all until the later stages of the condition which sometimes is too late. But some of the other symptoms can include eye pain, tunnel vision and/or blur. Treatments of glaucoma can commonly include eye drops for 85% of the time and 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.
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/or washed out colour perception. Treatments may include frequent monitoring with specialised equipment, intra vitreal injections and implants depending on its nature and severity.
Cataracts can occur most commonly due to age and it is characterised as clouding of the lens inside the eye. Symptoms can include blur, light scattering and washed out perception of colours. Treatment for cataract can include frequent monitoring, prescription updates and cataract extractions.
This is when blood vessels inside your eye can get compromised as a complication of diabetes. Our optometrists use ultra-wide retinal scans & OCT scans to detect subtle signs of diabetes. We will also work with your general practitioner and other health care providers to manage your condition better. It is very important to 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.
This is when 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/or distortion. Treatments can include pair of glasses, specialised contact lenses and corneal grafting. Collagen cross-linking has also shown much benefit in treating keratoconic patients.
This is common and very real problem in the modern digital age with increased amounts of time spent on visual display units such as mobile phones, tablets and computers. Symptoms can include eyestrain, headaches and/or 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.