Posts Tagged ‘optometry’

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    Don’t Forget to Make Your Health Fund Claim for 2015

    December 15th, 2015 | my life, Uncategorized | Andrew | No Comments

    USE IT OR LOSE IT! If you have not claimed on glasses from your health fund this year you will lose part or all of your yearly entitlement by the end of the year. Most funds operate on a calendar year so now is the time to act to replace your spectacles, prescription sunglasses, contact […]






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    Study finds long-term multivitamin supplement use decreases cataract risk in men

    April 29th, 2014 | cataracts, my eyes, nutrition, Uncategorized | Andrew | No Comments

      I am a firm believer in the difference that diet and nutrition plays in eye health, so I was interested in another recent study that confirms these benefits. In an 11-year study of nearly 15,000 U.S. male doctors 50 years or older, researchers found that long-term daily multivitamin use decreased the risk of cataract but […]






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    Why do pupils dilate?

    August 28th, 2013 | my eyes | Andrew | No Comments

    The pupil is the black hole in the middle of the coloured part of the eye, the iris. The pupil’s function is to allow the correct amount of…











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  • Superdry Collection at Envision Optical

    Superdry Collection

    September 28th, 2012 | my style, optical frames | Andrew | No Comments

    Superdry is the funky label that fuses design influences from Japanese graphics and vintage Americana, with the values of British tailoring. With coats bearing a Tokyo logo and Asian iconographies such as roaring tigers the brand is the brain child of designers James Holder and Julian Dunkerton. The result – unique urban clothing, with incredible […]






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  • Eye exams with Envision Optical Gold Coast Optometrists

    How do we check for diabetic retinopathy?

    July 10th, 2012 | my eyes | Andrew | No Comments

    Your Envision Optical optometrist will carefully examine the retina through dilated pupils to check for any blood vessel changes and areas of bleeding or fluid accumulation. This should be done at least annually. We recommend routine digital retinal photography at every visit to enable accurate monitoring for any changes. OCT retinal and macular scans will […]






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  • What Causes Diabetic Retinopathy?

    What Causes Diabetic Retinopathy?

    July 5th, 2012 | my eyes | Andrew | No Comments

    Diabetic retinopathy occurs due to the damaging effects of diabetes on the integrity of the sealed walls of the blood vessels in the retina at the back of the eye. Vision loss results in two ways: Fragile, abnormal blood vessels can develop and leak blood into the central vision area, the macula. This is proliferative […]






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    Diabetic Retinopathy

    July 3rd, 2012 | my eyes | Andrew | No Comments

    July sees National Diabetes Awareness Week, so we are highlighting the importance of eye exams to prevent complications form diabetes. Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is a common complication of diabetes. It is a series of changes in the blood vessels of the retina at the back of the eye that can cause bleeding and fluid leakage/swelling. […]






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    Lacoste Collection

    June 25th, 2012 | optical frames | Andrew | No Comments

    René LACOSTE was a French tennis sensation who created the “Crocodile” brand in 1933 with André GILLIER, the owner and President of the largest French knitwear manufacturing firm of that time. The Lacoste crocodile logo became a phenomenon after the American press nicknamed René “the Crocodile” after a certain match, which conveyed the tenacity he […]






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  • Orthokeratology

    Is Everyone Suitable for Ortho-K?

    June 21st, 2012 | my eyes | Andrew | No Comments

    The answer is NO. The procedure works best up to a maximum of 4.50 dioptres of myopia and 2.00 dioptres of astigmatism.  New lenses are now also being trialled for the correction of moderate amounts of hyperopia. Prescriptions above this may be reduced, but total correction is not usually possible.  In addition there are several […]






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    Myopia Control with Orthokeratology

    June 19th, 2012 | my eyes | Andrew | No Comments

    One of the ideal situations for Ortho-K is for the child or teenager with early myopia. Not only does it have all the advantages outlined in our previous ortho-k posts, but multiple scientific studies performed in the USA, Asia and even here in Australia have all shown very similar trends in myopia control, supporting what […]






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