The growing concern regarding the permanent damage that a head injury can cause players in sports, such as rugby league and union football and cricket, is a timely reminder that the risk of sports eye injuries needs to be taken seriously.... read more
While offering a fun and alternative cinema experience, 3D movie viewing isn’t for everyone.
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While scientists celebrate the recent announcement of a reduction in the size of the hole in the ozone layer, one of our most delicate organs remains exposed and at risk to the dangers of UV radiation.... read more
“I’m pretty excited,” says Janine Hobson, Optometrist from YOUNG EYES, of her upcoming volunteer eye-care trip to assist communities on Sumba Island, 400km east of Bali, Indonesia.... read more
This is often caused by a chronic lack of sufficient lubrication and moisture on the surface of the eye. One of the many new treatments is a Manuka honey drop or Gel. Do you suffer from stingy itchy eyes?... read more
Unlike many eye diseases and disorders, glaucoma is especially concerning because it can begin to take your vision away without you even knowing it is happening.
In fact, glaucoma is the leading cause of irreversible blindness in the world. There are often no immediate or obvious symptoms of glaucoma. The disease comes on gradually, so vision loss is hard to detect, and any sight that is lost through glaucoma can never be retrieved.... read more
At first, you’re not quite sure whether you’re ‘seeing things’… you know, that spot that appears as you turn your head. Eventually, you realise that the ‘thread’ that floats in and out of sight isn’t going away.... read more
A headache is defined as "a pain or ache in the head...It accompanies many diseases and conditions, including emotional distress."
Headaches are one of the most common symptoms that can be experienced. Most people will experience a headache at some point of their lives. They can affect anyone regardless of age and gender.... read more
Whether you enjoy casual weekend sports or are a budding professional, your eyes play a significant role in how well you perform.... read more
We all know kids are spending more time on their digital devices and some play organised sport. What happened to the down time, chilling out with the family and their mates? Does this affect children’s vision and their learning ability?... read more
Everyone is at Risk of Cataracts. However, did you know that you could be more at risk simply because of the colour of your eyes?
People with dark brown eyes have the greatest possibility of developing cataracts. An Australian study found that the risks can be up to 2.5 times more likely for certain types of cataracts... read more
1 in 4 Australians Risk Losing Part or All of Their Vision to Eye Disease
Each year 1 in 4 Australians are at risk of losing part or all of their vision to eye disease. Despite the fact that 75% of vision loss is preventable or treatable, 2 out of 5 Australians are still not having their eyes tested at least once every two years, according to the latest Newspoll1 commissioned by The RANZCO Eye Foundation as part of its annual 'JulEYE' campaign.... read more
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.... read more
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.... read more
Healthy eating is fundamental to the health and wellbeing of your eyes. Enjoying a diet rich in fresh fruit and vegetables will not only benefit your overall health but can also lower your risk of developing eye disease.... read more
Should you worry about how much time your child spends in front of the computer every day?
Sitting for hours in front of a computer screen stresses a child's eyes because the computer forces the child's vision system to focus and strain a lot more than any other task.... read more
Nine out of Ten young adults in Singapore are myopic (short-sighted). Early indications are that myopia is becoming much more common in young adults here. Research indicates that heavy computer use among children puts them at risk for early myopia However there are some strategies for limiting the risk of short-sightedness.
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We all have them, but it could be said that most people tend to take their eyebrows for granted.
When you look in the mirror, it’s impossible not to notice your eyebrows and it’s probably reasonable to assume that most of us are more aware of how they affect our appearance than what benefits they bring.... read more
There is growing concern among leading optometrists and researchers over the harmful effect of blue light from LED screens on the macula and its risk of damaging the macula. LED lights are increasingly used in the latest high definition televisions, tablets , smartphones and computers.
Janine Hobson says “Children especially, are at particular risk of macular damage from blue light because their eyes are not as efficient at filtering out the rays”.... read more
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’.... read more
Have you ever wondered how your eyes can adapt too many different light conditions? Our eyes are amazingly versatile – we can see perfectly well in a vast variety of light conditions thanks to a very neat system that is able to adapt to brilliant sunshine and then to total darkness when required.
This is all made possible by two distinct parts of the eye – the pupil and the retina... read more