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Men neglecting eye health

Men neglecting eye health

At Young Eyes we know men are less likely to get their eye health assessed. Men between the ages of 45 and 74 utilised the least level of optometric services in 2016, according to Medicare.
Most conditions causing vision loss that we see at Young Eyes can be treated. Failure to treat them can however stop healthy independent ageing.

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( Posted in: Eye Health )

Choosing your child's glasses

Choosing your child's glasses

When choosing a pair of glasses for your child, there are a few points to consider

  • Durability
  • Safety
  • Versatility
  • Overall fit
  • Your child's involvement 
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( Posted in: Children's Vision )

Pattern Glare, Photosensitivity and Tinted Lenses

Pattern Glare, Photosensitivity and Tinted Lenses

Tinted lenses are often prescribed by optometrists for patients who complain of light sensitivity as well as for protection against U.V. light exposure.

“Pattern glare” is a condition in which patients are abnormally sensitive to light, and to certain patterns. Printed reading can also often cause problems for people who are sensitive to light due to the spatial effect of words and rows.

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( Posted in: Achieving Good Vision )

Optometry and Mental Health

Optometry and Mental Health

Eye health is becoming an increasingly important part of the conversation surrounding mental health.

A study in the U.S. reported that adults with visual function loss are at least 90 per cent more likely to have depression than those without visual function loss.

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( Posted in: Eye Health )

Why do I need glasses when I see perfectly well?

Why do I need glasses when I see perfectly well?

For success in school, children need more than just clear vision. They also need the eyes to move as a team, follow a line of print without losing their place and maintain clear focus. These skills are needed when they read or make quick focusing changes when looking up to the board and back to their desks.

Our eyes are designed to work as a team, but each eye functions independently. When the visual system is working correctly you can sustain clear, comfortable vision. 

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( Posted in: Children's Vision )

Dyslexia - The Invisible Disability

Dyslexia - The Invisible Disability

Dyslexia is sometimes referred to as the invisible disability. It is estimated to affect 10 to 15 per cent of the population. It is a lifelong, inherited condition that has a neurological cause. Those who have it will struggle to learn to read, even if taught using methods that work well with other children.

Even intervention programs that have proven effective with other slow learners, such as Reading Recovery, tend not to help dyslexic children. Dyslexics do not simply write letters backwards, as some people assume, they generally have significant difficulty reading, spelling and writing.

It is not an intellectual disability - many people with dyslexia are gifted.

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( Posted in: Children's Vision )

Optometric Care of Acquired Brain Injuries

Optometric Care of Acquired Brain Injuries

Vision problems and symptoms are among the most common difficulties associated with acquired brain injuries. The nerve systems that control the way the eyes work and focus together, and transmit the visual information to the back of the brain for understanding of our visual world, are the most complex systems of the brain. Vision enables us to be aware of our surroundings and to know where we are in our world, to steer our walking through our environment, to direct the hand and other actions to write and hold things, and to help us stay balanced.

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( Posted in: Eye Health )

Tired Eyes - A Very Real Condition

Tired Eyes - A Very Real Condition

Most of us will experience periods where our eyes feel tired. Is this a real condition or is it just a normal symptom after a long day?

In fact, it is very real and even has a name. The medical term for eyestrain is ‘asthenopia’.

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( Posted in: Eye Health )
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