What You Need to Know about the Causes of Glaucoma

Glaucoma, by definition, is a group of eye diseases that cause optic nerve damage. Glaucoma causes loss of vision—first affecting the periphery and progressing towards the centre of vision. This means a person can still see what they are staring at, but areas outside the central concentrated spot slowly disappear.…
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Ask Our Optometrist: Will I Get Glaucoma?

Glaucoma is the leading cause of irreversible blindness worldwide. One in eight Australians over 80 will develop glaucoma. First-degree relatives of glaucoma patients have a ten-fold increased risk of developing the disease. Now what exactly is glaucoma? Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases where the optic nerve at the…
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Daily v. Monthly: Which Contact Lens Is Best for You?

It’s great to be living in this day and age where modern-day conveniences are readily available to us. Imagine the era before spectacles were invented, when people lived to be more than a hundred, blinded by cataracts and fumbling everywhere. Now we have, among other luxuries, disposable contact lenses. Isn’t…
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How to Choose Your Child Their New Pair of Glasses?

You have just found out your child needs glasses. It’s not the end of the world. In fact, it’s a good thing that their vision problem was detected early. There was a time when kids worried about wearing glasses and being teased. Nowadays kids love the fashion that comes with…
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Young Australians “Addicted” to Devices Causing Surge in Eye Conditions

Young Australians’ “Addiction” to Devices Causing Surge in Eye Conditions—Optometrists Survey Australians’ increasing dependence on electronic devices for gaming, lifestyle and work is causing serious eye strain as well as headaches and neck pain, according to new research. A nationwide survey of Australian optometrists has found that 99% say they…
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Attending The Eyecare Plus National Conference 2016

Optometrist, Dr SooJin Nam, Practice manager and I (Dr Ali Khalife, Optometrist) had the privilege of attending the recent Eyecare Plus conference in 2016.  I can definitely say it was the best conference organized by Eyecare Plus that I have ever been to. And I promise it was not just…
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Learning Never Stops For Our Senior Optical Dispensers

Our optical dispensing staff are the ones who explain the differences in lens design for you and help you choose your frame style to suit you face.  They are always kept up to date with trends and technological advances in both lenses and frames. In September 2016, the Essilor International…
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Vision Therapy Works For Adults Too

Vision problems can also affect adults alike. Vision problems such as difficulties in eye teaming, focussing, and tracking can affect adults as well. Similar to children, adults with vision problems will experience symptoms such as: Headaches Eye strains after close work Double vision Blurry vision Inability to do close work/desk…
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Multifocal Contact Lenses—New Options Available!

Having trouble seeing at near? Want another convenient option beside reading glasses? Contact lenses are one of the best options for people who want to experience clear vision without wearing spectacles or undergoing surgery. This includes people who suffer from presbyopia, a normal part of the aging process that befalls…
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