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Top ten foods to improve your eye health

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It’s a common adage that carrots are good for your eyes. But is that really true? Luke Arundel, Resident Optometrist at Optometry Australia addresses the question, and lists the top ten foods that will boost your eye health and help you protect them from eye disease.


The problem with buying glasses online

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While many of us increasingly enjoy the convenience of online shopping, it remains that some things should simply be bought in a regular store. For example, jeans are in the must-try-on-first category for many people. Unless you’re a swimwear model, bikinis might also fit in that boat. And, for different reasons, glasses are best bought


Threat of vision loss a motivator to quit smoking

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 Could the reason to finally quit smoking be looking us in the eye? Smoking can increase the risk of vision loss, says Optometry Australia, the peak body for optometrists, which urges any serious conversation about quitting smoking to include the adverse impact of smoking on eye health.


The ‘Ageing Eyes’ Presbyopia app for over 50s.

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Mentioning the word ‘ageing’, ‘eyesight’ and ‘app’ in the same sentence may be enough for many to zone out. But stay with us, because if you are hitting middle age, or have started to notice you’re finding it increasingly difficult to read phone messages or read labels at the supermarket, this app could save you


5 beauty secrets only your optometrist can tell you


No matter what you’re packing in your makeup kit, bloodshot and puffy eyes are never beautiful.  Eyes are particularly vulnerable to infection and some beauty procedures even put your vision at risk.


WIN 1 of 6 Specsavers vouchers


Specsavers have launched a range designed specifically for everyday comfort and style and to celebrate the launch of the new ComFit eyewear range Life Begins At and Specsavers are offering 6 lucky readers the chance to win a voucher for one complete pair of glasses from the ComFit range’ and includes glasses frames and lenses required by the


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.


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