7 Simple Things You Can Do at Home to Improve Dry Eye

“Dry Eye” may sound like a simple and harmless eye problem, something we just shrug off as a seasonal thing that will pass like the common cold. However, dry eye is more harmful than you think. Advanced dry eyes can lead to corneal scarring that will affect how you see…
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How to Take Care of Your Eyes in This Digitally Dependent Age

Two hours. Just 2 hours in front of a digital screen can cause your eyes to feel strained and tired. The average Australian spends a cumulative 10 hours a day staring at some form of digital screen. Work and school make us dependent on computers, tablets and mobile devices, and…
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8 Best Tips to Have Clean, Scratch-Free Spectacles

Like healthy eyes, clean and comfortable eyewear gives the wearer an unobstructed view of the world.     Unfortunately, spectacles are positioned so that they catch oils from makeup, lotions and from your face. Also hands and fingertips can cause residue build-up and smudges on your lenses and frames. Lint…
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5 Rules To Have Healthy Eyes With Contact Lenses

Our eyes are most comfortable when there’s nothing on them. However, a vision problem may be a game changer that often requires the use of spectacles or contact lenses. Patients who have not previously tried contact lenses may have apprehensions, like being worried about their eye health, inconvenience and discomfort.…
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What Optometry Would Look Like in the Very Near Future!

Dr Kerry Ho, Eyecare Plus Optometrist The Southern Regional Conference (SRC) was hosted in Melbourne for two days, offering a broad spectrum of educational programs to Australian optometrists. Along with four other colleagues, I travelled down from Sydney, where we were not only able to gain an insight to the…
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6 Questions to Ask to Get the Most Out of Your Optical Benefits

Many patients who have never had eye health fund benefits come to our practices to enquire about their optical benefits. Here are questions you can ask to get the most out of yours: 1. Which health fund do you recommend? There are many options in what it costs the consumer…
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35 Bad Habits Every Contact Lens Wearer Should Forget

Did you know that microbial keratitis—an eye infection caused by bacteria in the eye—is more common in people who wear contact lenses? Severe cases of microbial keratitis can lead to blindness due to significant scarring. Contact lenses directly touch our sensitive eyes, so extra care and best practices should be…
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6 Questions on Macular Degeneration Best Answered by an Optometrist

Dr Vincent Tran, Eyecare Plus Roselands optometrist Dr Vincent Tran, optometrist at Eyecare Plus Roselands, gives a comprehensive insight on six frequently asked questions on Australia’s leading cause of blindness—macular degeneration. Q: I have a family history of macular degeneration. How often do I need to get checkups? A: One…
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