Good vision for life 2

September 1, 2016

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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 living. Good vision is essential for driving, playing sports and fulfilling work and school tasks which is why it’s so important that children, teens and parents incorporate regular eye examinations into their general health regime,” Damon says.

During an eye examination, an optometrist will assess your visual clarity while also looking for signs of possible eye conditions or disease.

“Regular eye examinations can lead to early detection of conditions and diseases. If eye health is monitored throughout life, there is an increased likelihood that vision loss due to macular degeneration, amblyopia (lazy eye) and glaucoma can be prevented.”

“Parents should be leading by example and monitoring their own and their children’s eye health on a regular basis. Parents should be confident that their children’s eye health is the best it can be,” Damon says.

How to ensure you and your family have good vision for life

  • Wear sunglasses when outdoors.
  • Use appropriate eye protection when required in the workplace, school and home.
  • Know your eyes; understand potential warning signs and look for any changes in your vision.
  • Have your eyes examined regularly by your optometrist.
  • Eat for your eyes; include plenty of vitamin C, vitamin E, Zinc and Beta-carotene, many of which are found in dark green, leafy vegetables or fish sources.

 

For further information please contact Ezekiel Eyes or Book an appointment today

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In addition to owning and managing Ezekiel Eyes, Damon is a contact lens consultant to various research organisations. He regularly lectures and conducts workshops in contact lens practice throughout Australia, Asia and the United States. Damon graduated from the University of NSW with a Bachelor of Optometry in 1989. He is now married with two children and enjoys running, hockey, swimming, piano, travelling and trekking.

Damon’s professional associations include:
President of the International Society of Contact Lens Specialists
Practising Fellow of the Scleral Lens Education Society
Fellow of the Cornea & Contact Lens Society of Australia
Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry
Member of Optometry Australia
Member of the Orthokeratology Society of Australia
Member of Alcon Australia advisory panel