A not-so-fun-fact: Macular degeneration is the leading cause of blindness in Australia, affecting over a million people. What is Macular Degeneration? Macular Degeneration causes damage to the macular, the central part of the retina. The retina processes all visual images, allowing you to read, recognise faces, drive and see colours clearly. Damage to the macular results in loss of central vision, usually in the form of bluriness or dark spots, but the peripheral vision is not affected. In its early stages, symptoms may not be noticeable to you. What are the risk factors? Although the exact cause of MD is still unknown, there are certain factors which have been linked to the disease. Age: th
We're so happy to let everyone know that our books are once again open for all eyecare needs, in addition to emergency consultations! We've missed you! In line with the latest advice from the Department of Health, Optometrist Paramatta can once again provide routine vision and eye health examinations. We will also be extending our trading hours on Thursdays from 9:15am to 4:00pm. As people gradually return to work, we'll slowly extend our hours until we're back to our pre-COVID trading times - stay tuned for more! Is it safe for me to come in? We're taking every step to ensure that our practice is a clean and safe environment for you and our staff. As a health care provider, we will continue
From video conferencing to online classes, COVID-19 has us more reliant on our devices than ever before. With the majority of people now working from home, it's more important than ever to be on the lookout for any signs of Digital Eye Strain, because chances are you've already experienced at least one symptom. What is digital eye strain? Digital Eye Strain, also known as Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS), is the combination of eye and vision problems associated with the use of digital devices, including computers, TVs, phones and tablets. CVS is extremely common, with up to 90% of computer users experiencing some form of discomfort after prolonged computer use.* How do I know if I'm experienin
We know things may be a little tight right now, but you still need to see.
That's why we're offering a $90 cashback* when you buy two packs** of 90-day Alcon Precision1*** or Dallies Total1 contact lenses between 16th March and 12th July 2020. *T&Cs apply - see www.alconcashback.com.au.
**Two 90-day packs will be three month's supply for both eyes. ***Although we do not display Precision1 contact lenses on our website, we can order them for you! Feel free to call us on 9891 2020 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org Book a 360 eye test with us online: https://www.optometristparramatta.com.au/book-online
Do you struggle with driving at night? If you do, the thought of night driving can be stressful, but did you know there is eyewear available that can help? There are different options for night driving, from multicoated lenses to special tinted yellow lenses, to blue light filter lenses. Find out what you can do to help keep yourself and your loved ones safe when driving at night. Cheat Sheet: Night blindness is a vision impairment also known as nyctalopia. People with night blindness have poor vision at night or in low light environments. Another common complaint is that bright lights such as the headlights of oncoming cars are dazzling, too bright or glary and impair vision. While peop