Eye health conditions

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Amblyopia

Amblyopia

If you notice your baby or toddler has crossed eyes, or any kind of eye misalignment, come in for a test. They may have amblyopia, also known as lazy eye.

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Astigmatism

Astigmatism

As opposed to myopia or hyperopia where your vision is uniformly blurry, astigmatism causes asymmetric blur. It means some directions will be more out of focus than others.

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Cataracts

Cataracts

Symptoms are gradual and painless, and include hazy vision, increased sensitivity to glare, and double vision. Early detection is essential.

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Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetic Retinopathy

If you have diabetes, you need to get an eye test every year. If you have retinopathy, you’d need even more regular tests to manage and monitor it.

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Dry Eye

Dry Eye

Dry eye syndrome happens when you don’t have enough tears. And no, crying won’t fix it! Your eye produces tears whenever you blink. Some people’s eyes don’t produce enough moisture, or the tears don’t stay on the eye long enough.

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Glaucoma

Glaucoma

Glaucoma affects the pressure in the eye and damages the nerve cells which send information from the eye to the brain, resulting in blurred vision.

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 Hyperopia

Hyperopia

If you can see far away quite clearly, but close up objects are blurry, you might have hyperopia, commonly called long-sightedness or far-sightedness.

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Macular Degeneration

Macular Degeneration

One of the first signs isn’t loss of sight: it’s a distortion, where straight lines appear wavy or bent.

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Myopia

Myopia

Myopia is the correct name for short-sightedness. It means you can see close up, but not so well far away.

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Presbyopia

Presbyopia

Do you find yourself holding your phone further away from your eyes, to try to read the text? What about restaurant menus?

If you’re over 40, chances are you’re developing presbyopia.

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 Pterygium

Pterygium

After a lifetime spent by the beach or in the sun, pterygium can become a problem as you age. Sometimes called “surfers eye”, it’s caused by long term exposure to ultra-violet light, as well as hot dry environments.

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Spots & Floaters

Spots & Floaters

Spots and floaters are semi-transparent specks of natural materials inside the eye. You can sometimes see them floating when you look at a bright clear background like the ceiling or the sky.

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We want to help you understand what’s going on with your eyes. We provide “informed care”, so you understand your issues and your choices.

Here we explain some of the most common eye conditions, including the symptoms to watch out for and what to do about it.

Experiencing any of these visual symptoms? Contact us to discuss your symptoms on: 02 9371 0093.