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Your eyes are 10 times more sensitive to UV than your skin

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(/blog/your-eyes-are-10-times-more-sensitive-to-uv-than-your-skin) Why it’s so important to protect your eyes from UV. Just like our skin, our eyes are susceptible to both the short term and long term effects of UV rays. The facts don’t lie: Australia has some of the highest levels of UV radiation in the world [1] (#1) UV causes ten times the amount of damage to the eyes than to the skin [2] (#2) Children are more sensitive to UV damage of the skin and eyes than adults [3] (#3) 57% of Australian parents routinely protect their eyes from the sun, while more

Noosa Maui Jim Sunglasses Show 2018

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(/blog/maui-jim-sunglasses-show-2018) (/BookingRetrieve.aspx?ID=13579) We invite you to join us for our annual spring event to view the complete range of this seasons hottest styles from world leading polarised sunglasses brand, Maui Jim. You'll receive a personal fitting and get to try on what we, at Noosa Optical, wear every day. Date: Thursday 25th October 2018 Time: 10am to 6pm Venue: Noosa Optical, 1 Lanyana Way Noosa Junction This year's exclusive event will showcase the complete range of this seasons hottest styles from world leading polarised sunglasses brand, more

Protecting Eyes From Sun Exposure

by: Catherine Tromp on

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 more

Hitting the road healthy

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With one in five drivers experiencing a long-term vision problem, Noosa Junction Optometrist, Catherine Tromp, is calling on motorists to remember the important role of vision in safe driving. “Most of us think to check our mirrors, tyres, oil and water before hitting the road, but forget that eyes need servicing too,” said Catherine. Critical decisions made by drivers are predominantly based on sight and good vision is essential to a driver’s ability to identify and react to hazards, make accurate judgements and concentrate on the roads. According to Cathe 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 more