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Protecting Your Eyes From Sun Exposure

Protecting Your Eyes From Sun Exposure

We all know about the dangers of the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) radiation, but many of us tend to forget to protect our eyes.  Your sun behaviour today will determine your chances of developing eye diseases such as cataracts, cancers and macular degeneration later in...

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Utra-Widefield Retinal Imaging

Utra-Widefield Retinal Imaging

We use an Optos Daytona ultra-widefield (UWF) retinal imaging machine to capture a high-resolution image of more than 82% or 200˚ of the retina in a single capture, without physical contact and in less than ½ second. UWF imaging enables our Optometrists to discover,...

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Comprehensive Eye Health

Comprehensive Eye Health

Comprehensive eye health is about providing a complete eye health service, not just eye tests for glasses. A truely comprehensive eye health examination will take time, expertise and requires detailed investigation of the eyes health. We do more than a basic eye test...

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Our Eye Technology

Our Eye Technology

We've invested in the best eye technology we can find. As a 100% locally owned & operated Optometrist in Noosa Junction, Noosa Optical doesn't pay franchise fees. We would rather re-invested into specialized eye test equipment and services for our clients....

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Adult Eye Tests

Adult Eye Tests

Complete adult eye tests involve more than a basic eye test for glasses. As we grow older, various eye conditions will begin to affect our sight. Early diagnosis and treatment will help to prolong vision and avoid loss of sight. Our complete eye test will provide you...

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Vision at School

Vision at School

I’m sure you agree that good vision at school is essential to a child's growth, development and everyday performance. Many parents don’t realise that undiagnosed vision problems can result in learning or behavioural difficulties for children.  In fact, around 80% of...

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Contact Lens Test

Contact Lens Test

A contact lens test is different to a glasses check. You’ll need a contact lens test in order to receive a contact lens prescription to buy contact lenses. We prescribe a full range of contact lenses, based upon what is most suitable for individual...

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Optical Coherence Tomography

Optical Coherence Tomography

Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) is a form of imaging used on eyes. To provide you with the most comprehensive eye health testing available today, we have invested in the gold standard of Optical Coherence Tomography, the Carl Zeiss Cirrus HD-OCT. Our OCT is a...

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Children’s Eye Tests

Children’s Eye Tests

Children's eye tests are important. In fact, around 80% of all learning during a child’s first 12 years comes through vision. Whether it be reading, writing, smart board work, or using a computer; a child’s eyes are constantly in use in the classroom and at play. So,...

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Pterygium, Surfer’s Eye

Pterygium, Surfer’s Eye

Pterygium (pronounced "tuh - rij - ee  -uhm) is sometimes called surfer's eye. Here are 5 key points about pterygium: Caused by excessive UV exposure If large enough, can affect vision Causes irritation to the eye Wearing good quality sunglasses when...

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Sunscreen for Eyes

Sunscreen for Eyes

Sunscreen for your eyes is a lot easier than you think. We all know about sunscreen for our skin. Just like our skin, our eyes can be susceptible to both the short term and long term effects of UV rays. The facts don’t lie and we all need to be more aware of why we...

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Contact Lens Test

How to Clean Contact Lenses

Time needed: 6 hours and 2 minutes. Clean contact lenses and healthy lens wear will help you avoid infections. Contact lenses are a fantastic alternative to glasses. There is strong evidence to show that these steps are important: Wash your hands Before handling...

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Visual Field Test

Visual Field Test

Our Zeiss Humphrey Field Analyser provides the gold standard visual field test. Combined with our Zeiss Cirrus HD-OCT, this instrument is essential in the diagnosis and management of Glaucoma. Similarly, conditions such as strokes and pituitary tumours in...

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Macular Degeneration

Macular Degeneration

Macular degeneration - what you should know The chances are, 1 in 7 of your family members over 50 years of age will be suffering from Macular Degeneration. How is your macula? Have you had it checked lately? Here are 5 key points about macular degeneration: Vision...

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7 Sunglasses Myths

7 Sunglasses Myths

Let's separate the facts from marketing spin and dive right into clearing up 7 sunglasses myths in time for spring! In Queensland, we're taught from a very young age about how to protect our skin from the sun. Everybody knows that sunglasses protect your eyes from UV...

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Cataracts

Cataracts

Most cataracts are age related, which means the older you get, the more likely you are to develop them. Cataracts may also be present at birth or acquired as a result of disease (such as diabetes), trauma to the eye, exposure to radiation or prolonged use of steroids....

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Dry Eye Syndrome

Dry Eye Syndrome

With dry, wintery conditions upon us, we're expecting to see more cases of dry eye syndrome in the coming weeks. Here are 5 key points about Dry Eyes: Dysfunction of the tear filmSore, red tired eyesAffected by environmental factorsTreatment depends on which type of...

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Presbyopia

Presbyopia

Does presbyopia make arms shorter? Here are 5 key points about presbyopia: Presbyopia is a normal aging change of the eyeIt causes difficulty seeing clearly when looking at close objects around 40 years of ageThe crystalline lens in the eye stiffens over timeCommonly...

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Comprehensive Eye Health

Urgent Eye Care

We have been providing urgent and essential eye care throughout the COVID-19 situation. Now we are returning to normal services, with additional cleaning between every patient appointment. However, this does mean that appointments are filling faster than normal. We...

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Central Retinal Imaging

Central Retinal Imaging

We use a high resolution Canon Retinal Camera for central retinal imaging.  This instrument enables our Optometrists to investigate the structures at the back of your eye in more detail. The retina, macular, blood vessels and optic nerve are visible to a higher...

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Myopia & Short Sightedness

Myopia & Short Sightedness

Myopia - What you should know Myopia requires more attention than simply a pair of glasses. Children with myopia must be correctly diagnosed. Furthermore, attempts should be made to stop its progression, because a child's long term eye health is at stake. Controlling...

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20/20 Time to Care for Your Sight

20/20 Time to Care for Your Sight

It's 2020 and it's time to treat yourself! Adele Barbaro, The Real Mumma did. It’s easy to get busy and put your health needs on the back burner but I am glad I made it a priority. Not just for my little one but I am now ensuring I am looking after my own eye health....

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Refractory Eye Surgery Assessment

Refractory Eye Surgery Assessment

No matter how ready you are for life without lenses, the decision to have refractive surgery such as laser eye surgery or cataract surgery is a big one. There are many types of refractive eye surgery and it's worth a second glance. For example laser eye surgery...

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Conjunctivitis

Conjunctivitis

Here are 5 key points about conjunctivitis: Inflammation of the skin of the eyeCommon and usually minorCaused by bacteria, viruses and also allergiesUsually irritated red or pink eye(s) with discharge  Treatment improves comfort and can also lessen the length of the...

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Digital Eye Strain

Digital Eye Strain

Digital eye strain is an emerging vision problem associated with the increase in digital devices. Even so, there are some things you can do to help aleviate the symptoms. Here are 5 key points about Digital Eye Strain: Caused by computers, smartphones and tablets Eyes...

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Subconjunctival Haemorrhage

Subconjunctival Haemorrhage

Subconjunctival Haemorrhages are relatively common. They appear as red, blood spots on the surface of the eye. Here are 5 key points about subconjunctival haemorrhage: Bruising of the conjunctiva Usually caused by injury to the eye Doesn’t affect vision Usually...

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Astigmatism

Astigmatism

Here are 4 key points about astigmatism: An imperfectly shape of the front of the eye Causes blurry vision at higher degrees A common finding in vision examinations Rapid changes associated with other conditions Corrected with presciption spectacles or contact lenses...

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Hyperopia and Long-Sightedness

Hyperopia and Long-Sightedness

Hyperopia is the same as long-sightedness and hypermetropia. Here are 5 key points on hyperopia: Causes both blurred distance and reading vision Can be asymptomatic when young, becomes more noticeable with age In children, it is important to identify severe cases...

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Glaucoma

Glaucoma

Here are 5 key points you should know about glaucoma: Glaucoma is the leading cause of avoidable blindness worldwide Over 300,000 Australians currently suffer from glaucoma Around 50% of all sufferers are undiagnosed Glaucoma can lead to permanent loss of vision...

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See Clearly

See Clearly

Did you know that even though you may still see clearly today, many of the most serious eye diseases develop gradually, often without noticeable signs in their early stages? Don’t wait until it’s too late Every 65 minutes an Australian loses part or all of their...

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