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Envision Optical

Gold Coast Optometrists at Burleigh Heads, Burleigh Waters, Nerang & Tweed Heads

Keratoconus is a condition affecting the cornea, the front clear part of the eye, in which the cornea weakens and becomes distorted into a cone shape. This affects the focussing ability of the cornea and leads to visual distortion and blur. Patients will commonly notice ”ghosting” blur around objects and have particular trouble focussing at […]
Author: Andrew
Posted: August 15, 2017, 10:30 pm
Envision Optical has fit contact lenses to children and teenagers on the Gold Coast and Tweed Heads for many years with great success. We fit the lenses for general wear, sport, for eye conditions like keratoconus, or for orthokeratology vision correction therapy. Contact lenses are also the mainstay of our myopia control programs for children […]
Author: Andrew
Posted: August 7, 2017, 10:30 pm
For thousands of years communities have recognised the wound healing and anti-bacterial properties of honey. Now, in a ground-breaking new trial conducted locally in Brisbane, this powerful natural product has been proven to outperform standard treatments in relieving the symptoms of dry eyes. The trial, recently published in Optometry Australia’s journal, Clinical and Experimental Optometry, indicated […]
Author: Andrew
Posted: August 1, 2017, 10:30 pm
At Envision Optical, we have a special interest in children’s vision and the development of good visual skills, that are important in school and learning. Vision plays a vital role in learning with 80% of information coming through vision.  A recent study by Andrew’s former university highlighted the importance of this: Queensland University of Technology […]
Author: Andrew
Posted: July 24, 2017, 10:30 pm
July 9-16 is National Diabetes Awareness Week 2017, and in our Gold Coast and Tweed Heads optometry practices we see many patients each week with diabetes. It is very important that patients are aware of the potential sight threatening changes that occur with diabetes and the importance of eye exams to prevent complications from diabetes. […]
Author: Andrew
Posted: July 12, 2017, 10:30 pm
A new daily contact lens released that slows myopia progression by 60%
Author: Andrew
Posted: July 4, 2017, 10:30 pm
Loved this recent article by Elektron Healthcare on the health effects of blue light, and thought I’d share it: “Did you know blue light can be both essential and harmful to eye health? Some forms of blue light help us to see properly and control our circadian rhythms, whereas continued exposure to bad blue light, […]
Author: Andrew
Posted: June 21, 2017, 12:24 pm
At Envision Optical, we were the first Gold Coast optometrists to offer IPL therapy for dry eyes treatment. For over 20 years of practice on the Gold Coast and Tweed Heads, we have treated countless patients with dry eyes, but have found the limitations of treatment options to be very frustrating. Since 2015 we have […]
Author: Andrew
Posted: June 13, 2017, 9:30 pm
A Story About My Nana and AMD This week is Macular Degeneration Awareness Week 2017. This month I have focused all of our blogs on this condition which is the leading cause of blindness in Australia in over 50’s. I am really passionate about macular health because my Nana suffered from severe Wet macular degeneration […]
Author: Andrew
Posted: May 23, 2017, 10:00 pm
Learn about the risk factors involved in macular degeneration and the important role that macular pigment and diet play in protecting against the disease.
Author: Andrew
Posted: May 15, 2017, 10:20 pm