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

by: Catherine Tromp on

(/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

by: Optometrist Noosa on

(/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