The Truth About Your Eye Boogers

It’s a universal experience. You wake up and have crusty bits in the corners of your eye. Some call it “sleep in your eyes,” “gunk,” “eye boogers,” “sleep sand”—it has many names! What’s that gunk in my eyes? The optometric term for this substance is “rheum”. It is a mix…
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Make 2019 Your Best Year Ever with Healthy Eyes!

New year, new opportunities. If you feel like you’ve neglected vision care in the last year, let our checklist guide you to achieving your best eye health this year! ⬚ Proper blinking is essential to healthy, comfortable eyes. Blinking is essential to the overall health of your eyes. When you…
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Tips for the New Multifocal Spectacles Wearer

Like every new pair of shoes you buy, it may take a little time for you to feel completely comfortable with your new multifocal lenses. Understanding your new lenses will help you learn to use them a little quicker. A Simple Guide to Using Your New Progressive Lenses Stand up,…
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Santa Got His Eyes Tested!

Last year, blinded by excitement or by something else, Santa failed to notice a wind turbine and this happened: That’s one tangled red-and-brown mess! This year—never again! Santa made sure he has excellent vision by getting his eyes tested. Santa looking through a phoropter (ahhh, so that’s what it’s called!)…
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Nothing You Can Do Manually Can Get Your Spectacles This Clean!

We have all tried to clean our spectacles under a light, diligently rubbing at their parts in the hope of getting them as clean as new…yet failed. We commend you for your efforts but there are some things you cannot do without the proper equipment—like the ultrasonic cleaner found at…
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Handy Travelmate for the spectacle and adventure wearer shoes

A Handy Travelmate for the Spectacle Wearer

Are you a spectacle wearer who is always on the go? Organise your own spectacle cleaning-and-repair travel kit! A typical kit you can find in stores contains a 15 mL cleaning solution, cleaning cloth, keyring screwdriver, mini-screws and nosepad. Yours can look like this: Microfibre cleaning cloth Prevent lint and…
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Are Your Glasses Full of Germs?

Did you know that germs that are caught in our hands are then transferred to our spectacles? Bacteria multiply fast and can easily crowd on our spectacles. Soon this multitude of unwelcome guests can move into the moist environment of our eye and cause irritation and serious eye conditions. To…
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Eyecare Plus Bankstown Is Finalist for 2018 Local Business Awards

The Local Business Awards recognises small businesses who provide their customers with an exceptional service experience. Eyecare Plus Bankstown is thrilled to be a Finalist in the Canterbury Bankstown Local Business Awards 2018! The optometry practice was chosen as finalist for the award under the category Professional Services, joining other…
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5 Ways Diabetes Can Be Devastating to Your Sight

Around 1.7 million Australians are at risk of severe vision loss and blindness caused by diabetes. You may be aware of the general harm diabetes can do to your body, but how does diabetes affect the eyes? The causes of diabetes vary, depending on your genetic makeup, family history,ethnicity, health…
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