Archive for March 2017
People with diabetes have a greater risk of developing eye complications due to high blood sugar levels, however early detection and optimal management can prevent up to 98% of vision loss.
What is Blepharitis?
Blepharitis, sometimes called “granulated eyelids”, is the inflammation of the eyelids. It is a condition commonly suffered by most people at some stage in their lives, although for some people it is a recurring condition. Symptoms include itchy, burning, watery eyes, a sticky discharge, redness around the eyelid edges and recurrent styes. Blepharitis however, can be easily treated and controlled.
Achieving Good Vision
Astigmatism very common and it occurs early in life. A recent study in America has found 28% of children have some level of astigmatism. Astigmatism is an error caused by the eye when it is refracting light. This means light fails to focus to a single point on the retina, but multiple focal points occur.
Home Among The Gum Trees - Written by Merry Kirkwood
When Bob Brown and Harry Day created the well-loved ballad Home Among the Gum Trees in 1974, they neatly summed up the current life of Harden local Melissa Oldfield.
Where the song promotes “a sheep or two and a kangaroo,” Melissa, husband Luke, and children Angus and Somer have - at last count - their own sheep or two and (likely) kangaroo, plus three dogs, two rabbits, two cats, and just for interest, two birds. “We’ve just bought some acres out of town. We love it: the space and the sense of serenity,” she says. “The kids can ride their bikes, motorbike, and cool off in the pool.”
Melissa, an Optical Dispenser at YOUNG EYES, in Boorowa Street, says beyond her idyllic home life she enjoys simply “helping people”. And that’s exactly what she does most days.