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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

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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

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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

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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… 

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Get your Eyes Checked this JulEYE

Each year 1 in 4 Australians are at risk of losing part or all of their vision to eye disease. Despite the fact that 75 per cent of vision loss is preventable or treatable, two out of five Australians are still not having their eyes tested at least once every two years, according to the latest Newspoll commissioned

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Don’t be one in a million – Make sure you test for macular disease

More than one million Australians are affected by macular degeneration and without appropriate prevention and treatment measures this number is set to increase to 1.7 million by 2030. Macular Disease Foundation Australia Patron and 2013 Australian of the Year Ita Buttrose is encouraging everyone over 50 to check their macular health. “The day I was

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