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(/blog/lens-experts) Spectacle lenses may all look the same - but there's a catch! Whilst optical lenses may all look the same, there are vast differences in quality which will affect vision, visual comfort, UV protection, aesthetics and more. It’s what you don’t see that matters. Many people are not using the right lens for their vision. This can have a major impact on quality of life. The lens selection process will ultimately determine how well and comfortably you will see. Progressive lenses and multifocal lenses are especially varied in their quality. Yet, e  ...read more

Cataracts Explained

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(/blog/cataracts_explained) As we age, cataracts become more common. What are Cataracts? Cataracts are a cloudiness that can form in the lens of the eye. Poor vision results because the cloudiness interferes with light entering the eye. 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. Long-term exposure to ultra-violet light is thought to contribute to the develop  ...read more

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

by: Catherine Tromp on

(/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

Is your child school ready?

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(/blog/childrens-vision-screening) Did you know that vision is responsible for 80% of all learning in a child’s first twelve years?[10] Poor vision can interfere with your child’s learning and social development, yet 1 in 5 children suffers from an undetected vision problem. A child’s eyes are central to their school life. Whether they are playing sport, reading, writing or using a digital device, their eyes are working hard. That’s why it’s important for children to have an eye examination prior to starting primary school and ever  ...read more

Holiday Season 2018-19

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(/blog/holiday-season-2018-19) From all of us at Noosa Optical, we wish you and your family a safe and Happy Christmas and the very best that 2019 can bring. Thank you for supporting our local family business over the past year and we look forward to a fantastic New Year. Over the holiday season it is important that you book an appointment with us as our opening hours will vary from normal and it is a particularly busy time of the year. You can book an appointment with Catherine by clicking here (/booking), or using the button at the top of this page. To book an appointmen  ...read more

If you can see clearly, nothing is wrong. Right?

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(/blog/eye_test_see_clearly) ­If you can see clearly, nothing is wrong. Right? Did you know 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 vision^ and a staggering 42%* of people wait until their eyes deteriorate before having their vision and eye health examined. While many of us recognise the need for preventative dental and general health check-ups, we’re generally less aware of the importance of regular preventative e  ...read more

Optometrist in Noosa reminds drivers "A safe car is nothing without safe vision"

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(/blog/safe_driving_vision) Noosa Optometrists Catherine Tromp and Michelle Lamarca know that as drivers, we are very focused on safety, it’s a must-have. They emphasise that "Whilst we are concerned about our car’s safety features, we often don’t think about the major influential factor in crashes: human error." We know that vision is the most important sense for making decisions on the road and that uncorrected vision is a contributor to crash risk.^ Road safety starts with good vision, and that means seeing well at all distances, in all conditions. Be aware of  ...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

Vision in School Children

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Children's Eye Health & Vision Awareness I’m sure you agree that good vision 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 all learning during a child's first 12 years comes through vision. Whether it be reading, writing, blackboard work, or using a computer; a child's eyes are constantly in use in the classroom and at play. Children assume their vision is the same as everyone else's, so it's com  ...read more