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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

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

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   ...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?

by: Optometrist Noosa on

(/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

See the lens experts

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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

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

New eyewear range by Variation Design, France

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(/blog/new-product-launch) Spectacle frames by Variation Design use a clever mix of metal cutting, engraving, hand painted colour and gradient painting. Their knowledge of metalwork and design produces a range of elegant optical frames that uplift and illustrate strong personalities. This collection encompasses the art of hand crafting which cannot be replicated by machines. To view our portfolio of Variation Design frames, click here (https://noosaoptical.myportfolio.com/vdesign). Let’s not forget style. You wouldn't wear the same pair of shoes with every outfit, so why  ...read more

Noosa Optometrist Noosa Optical gets a new look

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(/blog/new-look-optometrist-noosa) Noosa Optical has a brand new look and we are proudly still the only truly, 100% locally owned and operated Optometrist in Noosa. We have complete freedom to provide the eye health services and vision products our individual clients need. We are not a chain store! That is to say, we have not entered into any corporate contract, franchise or insurance company agreement that would dictate how we operate, what we sell or what services we provide to our clients. We are one-of-kind and entirely owned by our locally based Optometrist, Catherine and he  ...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