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COMMON EYE CONDITIONS WE CHECK FOR

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Myopia is a common vision problem where things far away are blurry but things close to you are clear. It can be caused by the cornea (front of the eye) bending light incorrectly, or the eyeball stretching and growing too much. Common symptoms being blurry vision in the distance. It is important to not only improve your vision but to consider myopia control therapy which aims to prevent the worsening of eye health linked with worsening myopia.

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Glaucoma is a disease where the optic nerve that takes information from the eye to the brain slowly atrophies. The problem with glaucoma is that often in the early stages there are no signs or symptoms, vision can be good, there is no pain or discomfort. However, if left untreated/undetected it can cause irreversible blindness. Did you know you’re at higher risk of developing glaucoma if someone in your family has it?

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A cataract is a clouding of the lens structure in the eye. Annual checks are important in screening for cataract changes.

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Red eyes can be caused by a range of different things from dry eye to infection and allergy. Treatment will vary depending on the cause, some medications may need to be prescribed by a therapeutically qualified optometrist.

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Dry eye is a common condition where the tear layer at the front of the eye provides inadequate protection. It is becoming more and more frequent and can cause significant distress if it becomes chronic.

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If you’ve ever been told you have a lazy eye, most likely you have some amblyopia and/or strabismus. Amblyopia is when one or both eyes do not work as well as they should despite the eye being healthy and strabismus is when the eyes point in different directions. Strabismus often results in amblyopia. There are a range of specialty treatments we offer for kids and adults to improve how your eyes work.

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Macula degeneration is a disease that gradually destroys the macula region of the eye. This area is important because it is your central field of view and is responsible for fine detail such as reading, driving and recognising details on faces. Did you know you’re at higher risk of developing macula degeneration if someone in your family has it?

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Is a condition where the clear front part of the eye (cornea) gradually thins and bulges into a cone. It is often treated initially with spectacles but may need specialty contact lenses or surgery if it worsens. Book in to see what options might be suitable for you.

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We recommend comprehensive eye checks every year, with special eyedrops to dilate the eyes every 1-3 years. All new patients will need a comprehensive eye test with eyedrops as a baseline.

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We love checking eyes of all ages and have a range of modified tests for children of all ages, even babies! Not only can we check but should there need to be further intervention such as for myopia control or vision training, they can all be done here.

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Diabetes is a condition that can affect the small blood vessels of the body, such as those in the fingers/toes, kidneys and eyes. Annual dilated eye checks (checks using eyedrops) are important in looking out for early diabetic complications in the eye.

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Changes in your general health from medications, health problems and even just aging can cause changes in your eye health and should be checked routinely.

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