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Why wearing sunglasses in autumn and winter is just as important as summer

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Optometrists nationwide rejoiced when Sid the Seagull updated his iconic Cancer Council message to slip slop slap, seek, SLIDE. However, the image of a seagull with sunglasses only went part way to educating consumers about the importance of wearing sunglasses every day.


What’s going on in our eyes and ears as we begin ageing?


We know as we begin ageing, there is a lose of eye sight and hearing, but why does this happen and what can we do about. Chyrisse Heine from La Trobe University looks into this for us.


Woman Sees Grandchildren for First Time

Fran Laver

A Sydney woman sees grandchildren for the first time and regains here sight for the first time in nearly five decades after receiving rare eye surgery. According to 9News, grandmother Fran Laver lost her sight over two years in her 20s after contracting Stevens-Johnson syndrome, an immune hypersensitivity disorder. “The worst thing about having limited


10 Foods To Maintain Eyesight

As children we’re told carrots will give us better eyesight, even in the dark. Is this true? Well, yes to an extent, but according to Optometry Australia (OA), there are a stack of other tasty snacks out there that help maintain eye health. OA resident optometrist Luke Arundel  listed the following: 1.       Fish – “Omega-3


Vision Australia – Supporting people who are blind or have low vision to live the life they choose

Imagine your life without sight… Sight is so much a part of all our lives, we don’t even notice it until it is severely affected or lost completely. Vision Australia supports thousands of people who have low vision or who are blind to participate in every part of life they choose. Our services focus on three main


Healthy Eye Tips For Diabetics

Ageing can be cruel on our eyes – even without taking diabetes into consideration! However, for those of you who suffer from diabetes, a little extra care can go a long way. Orthoptist Allanah Crameri, an active member of Orthoptics Australia, has offered her advice for diabetics wanting to maintain good eye health. Here’s what’s important… 


Wear The Right Sunglasses

Don’t undervalue your eyes – or underestimate the sun! The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is encouraging the community to choose the best protection for their eyes. In Australia, sunglasses must be sold with the correct lens category clearly marked to help consumers choose the right pair for their needs and avoid hazards. ACCC Deputy


World Sight Day aims to Prevent Avoidable Blindness

This year’s theme for World Sight Day is Universal Eye Health with a call to action for no more avoidable blindness. World Sight Day is a a joint initiative of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness and aims to raise awareness of the importance of eye health


A Sight Worth Saving – World Sight Day 9 October

Macular Disease Foundation Australia is calling for Australians to photograph ‘a sight worth saving’ this World Sight Day and to enter this year’s mEYE World Photographic Competition. The competition aims to raise awareness of macular disease, the leading cause of blindness and severe vision loss in Australia. Diabetic eye disease is the leading cause of


Queensland Ophthalmology Blitz

Queensland patients with vision impairment or debilitating eye conditions such as cataracts will be major beneficiaries of a new ophthalmology blitz. Premier Campbell Newman said the blitz would clear the wait list of patients by 30 June, 2015, improving the quality of life for more than 11,000 Queenslanders. “There have been chronic problems for many years with