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

Envision Optical Gold Coast was very pleased to see the following article this week: Optometry Australia welcomes world-first 24-hour sleep and activity guidelines launched last week by Health Minister Greg Hunt. The national guidelines warn parents not to use television or other digital screens as a babysitter for babies and toddlers, with new advice that […]
Author: Andrew
Posted: December 6, 2017, 9:00 pm
At Envision Optical we are passionate about giving the best possible vision to Gold Coast and Tweed patients. Many patients suffer from unusual prescriptions or eye conditions that do not allow them to have clear vision with regular glasses or contact lenses. In these cases custom designed Gas Permeable contact lenses or GP’s are the […]
Author: Andrew
Posted: September 19, 2017, 10:20 pm
Envision Optical is excited to now have access to the newly launched MiSight Myopia Control Soft Daily Disposable Contact Lens. This technology was featured in our July 5 blog where we discussed the newly published results showing a 59% reduction in the progression rate of myopia in wearers over 3 years. The lenses are daily […]
Author: Andrew
Posted: August 28, 2017, 10:30 pm
Starting myopia control treatment for children at a young age halves the risk of rapid progression in those whose myopia is progressing fast, new research shows. The study found that the ideal age is six to less-than-nine years for children to start wearing overnight orthokeratology contact lenses to control myopia. Further, the study showed that […]
Author: Andrew
Posted: August 22, 2017, 10:30 pm
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