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State-of-the-art eye health and diagnostics.

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(/blog/introducing-carl-zeiss-cirrus-hd-oct) 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. Here are some examples of where we've re-invested into eye health and diagnostics. We do a lot more than just an eye test for glasses. Each instrument has it's own specialized application. All together, they keep us at the cutting edge of eye health diagnosis and management. Zeiss Cirrus HD-OCT This sophisticated scanning syste  ...read more

Why you need to know about Macular Degeneration

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(/blog/macular-degeneration-awareness) Only a complete eye test can detect the early signs of Macular Degeneration, Australia's leading cause of blindness and severe vision loss. All Australians over the age of 50 years should have an eye test and make sure their macula is checked. The macula is the central part of the retina, which is the light-sensitive tissue at the back of the eye. The macular processes all central visual images and is responsible for the ability to drive, see colours clearly, read and recognize faces. Fast facts about macular degeneration: A complete eye  ...read more

Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)

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There is a lot more to a comprehensive eye test than simply checking your vision for glasses. We have invested in the gold standard of OCT technology, the Carl Zeiss Cirrus HD-OCT. We use it routinely to screen for any signs of Macular Degeneration. Our OCT is a sophisticated scanning system that produces highly detailed 3D images of the internal structures of your eyes. OCT could be compared to MRI or an ultrasound of the eye and it allows our Optometrists to view the deepest layers of your eyes, not visible with other testing equipment. If you would like to learn more about OCT, pl  ...read more

Protecting Eyes From Sun Exposure

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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 life. Types of UV The visible light spectrum extends from 380 to 760 nanometres (nm). Invisible UV radiation extends beyond the violet end of the spectrum, in the shorter wave lengths of 100 to 400nm. It is important to note that part of the UV radiation spectrum actually overlaps with the visible light spectrum betwe  ...read more

Macular Degeneration Explained

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Vision loss caused by Macular Degeneration is irreversible, which is why early detection is so critical. Macular Degeneration affects 1 in 7 Australians over the age of 50 and is the main cause of vision impairment and legal blindness in Australian adults* What You Should Know The cause of this condition is not clear, however risk factors include UV exposure, ageing and lifestyle factors such as smoking and poor diet. Whilst there is no known cure, early detection is key to slowing the progression of the condition. Awareness of Macular Degeneration and regular eye exam  ...read more