Hitting the road healthy

Hitting the road healthy

With one in five drivers experiencing a long-term vision problem, Nedlands optometrist, Damon Ezekiel, is calling on motorists to remember the important role of vision in safe driving. “Most of us think to check our mirrors, tyres, oil and water before hitting the...

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Good vision for life 2

Good vision for life 2

Most of the information required for everyday living is obtained through our eyes, yet only 17 per cent of the population had a comprehensive eye examination in 2008 says Nedlands optometrist. “This figure is surprising given how important our eyesight is to everyday...

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A simple eye test can save your sight

A simple eye test can save your sight

Currently, vision loss affects almost 575,000 Australians, yet 75 per cent of vision loss is preventable or treatable. “The best way to save your sight is to have your eyes tested regularly to detect potential problems, especially if you have diabetes or a family...

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What is Eye Fatigue?

What is Eye Fatigue?

                                                                                                                                       Eye Fatigue Tools f.lux f.lux makes the color of your computer’s display adapt to the time of day, warm at night and like sunlight...

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UV protection

UV protection

Optometrists recommend eye protection for kids Most Australian parents are well aware of the need to slop sunscreen and pop a hat on their child before going outdoors in summer, but not everyone knows the urgent need to stick a pair of sunnies on too. UV radiation...

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World sight day

World sight day

A simple eye test can save your sight Optometrist, Damon Ezekiel, is urging the Nedlands community to save their sight by having an eye test while supporting World Sight Day (14 October). Currently, vision loss affects almost 575,000 Australians, yet 75 per cent of...

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Good vision for life 3

Good vision for life 3

Vision checks critical to preventing falls among older Australians Visual impairment could double the risk of falls in older Australians, a leading cause for hospital admissions among the older population. However Nedlands optometrist Damon Ezekiel said fall-related...

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Good vision for life 4

Good vision for life 4

Staying fit and focused at forty Latest studies show that eye disease and visual impairment increase three-fold with each decade of life after 40 years of age. “From the age of 40 onwards everyone will experience changes in their near vision,” says Nedlands...

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Workplace Eye Safety

Workplace Eye Safety

Eye accidents change lives forever “An alarming sixty per cent of all eye injuries happen in the workplace, most of which can be prevented. Optometrists Association Australia (OAA) recommends every workplace, regardless of industry, should have eye safety procedures...

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Nothing troubling patients? Look deeper

Nothing troubling patients? Look deeper

Researchers at the University of Waterloo have underlined the value of routine eye examinations in asymptomatic patients. Creating a database from a review of 6,397 patients seen at the university’s optometry clinic, the researchers found that in asymptomatic...

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