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Smart Ways to Use Your Optical Health Fund Benefits
Oct 20, 2016
Smart Ways to Use Your Optical Health Fund Benefits Use your benefits, to your benefit by Dec 31. Want to learn about smarter ways to use your optical benefits?  Some people will spend their optical benefits before December 31 for the sake of it^. But we know you’ll want to do better than...

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Digital Age: Our Eyes Have Never Worked So Hard
Jul 01, 2016
Digital Age: Our Eyes Have Never Worked So Hard Australians love digital media and we devote half of our waking hours interacting with digital media channels across multiple devices^. It has changed the way we work, learn, shop, socialise and relax. Our eyes are not accustomed to the...

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Glaucoma: Stealing Sight
May 30, 2016
Glaucoma: Stealing Sight How early detection can help fight this disease What is Glaucoma? Glaucoma refers to the group of diseases that affect the optic nerve at the back of the eye causing irreversible damage. Over 300,000 Australians currently suffer from this...

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Eating For Your Eyes
May 03, 2016
Eating For Your Eyes Healthy eating is fundamental to good health. Avoiding highly processed foods that are high in fat and sugar and enjoying a diet that includes plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables will benefit not only the health of your eyes but your overall...

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Lens Production Process; from order to pick-up
Apr 01, 2016
Lens Production Process; from order to pick-up Your lenses go through high tech complex processes employing multi-million dollar, state of the art machinery to deliver a product that is customised to your own needs. To help you understand more about the creation of your lenses and why the...

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Applying Make-Up Safely
Feb 17, 2016
Applying Make-Up Safely Whether your makeup style is glamorous or something a little more understated, proper application and care is essential to maintain bright, beautiful and healthy eyes. Mascaras, eye shadows and eye liners come in literally thousands of...

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Macular Degeneration
Jan 21, 2016
Macular Degeneration 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...

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Sunscreen for your Eyes
Dec 18, 2015
Sunscreen for your Eyes Australians are educated from a very early age about the dangers of sun exposure to our skin. Unfortunately, awareness of the detrimental effects it can have on our eyes is not as high. Protect your family’s eyes from damaging UV UV...

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Disposable Contact Lenses for Summer
Nov 24, 2015
Disposable Contact Lenses for Summer Splash into summer with dailies Summer is on our doorstep, the promise of long hot days and nights out with family and friends. Daily disposable contact lenses are the perfect solution for a busy summer lifestyle.   Daily...

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Reducing Computer Eye Strain
Oct 30, 2015
Reducing Computer Eye Strain How long do you spend staring at a computer screen per day? Do you suffer from: - Headaches - Watery eyes - Dry eyes - Blurred vision ​-  Double vision Sitting at a computer for hours without a break can cause...

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Finding a Frame for your Face Shape
Oct 23, 2015
Finding a Frame for your Face Shape Do you have trouble finding the right frame for your face? The first step is working out your face shape. The right frame will complement the shape of your face and accentuate your best facial features.   There are 6 basic face...

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Optometrists and OGS Restoring Sight
Jun 11, 2015
Optometrists and OGS Restoring Sight Peter Lewis (Lewis & McConnell Optometrists, Vic) described his recent trip to Sumba as yet “another successful screening/teaching trip”, examining more than 400 patients and providing 276 spectacles to grateful population....

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Smoking & Your Eyes
May 28, 2015
Smoking & Your Eyes While it is common knowledge that smoking can be damaging to our health, many people are unaware that smokers, as compared with non-smokers, are at a greater risk of developing eye health problems. Early onset of Age-related macular degeneration...

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Q & A - Diabetes
May 28, 2015
Q & A - Diabetes While people with diabetes have a greater risk of developing eye complications due to high blood sugar levels, early detection and optimal management can prevent up to 98% of vision loss How can Diabetes affect your eyes? People with...

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Sunglasses; Rain Hail or Shine
May 28, 2015
Sunglasses; Rain Hail or Shine As the winter chill settles in, don’t forget the risk, even when skies are grey,  that intense ultraviolet rays can present to eyes. Just because winter days bring with them a change of wardrobe and fewer daylight hours, it...

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Technology and your eyes
May 28, 2015
Technology and your eyes In today’s world, people spend hours a day on laptops, e-readers, smartphones and tablets. So how is all this new technology affecting your eye health? Eye and vision problems related to prolonged periods in front of a screen can result...

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Help your child be their best - Vision Blog
May 28, 2015
Help your child be their best - Vision Blog Vision is arguably the most important of the five senses as your child’s vision is responsible for 80% of all learning in their first twelve years*. Whether it is reading, writing, blackboard work or using a computer, your child’s...

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Astigmatism in Children
May 28, 2015
Astigmatism in Children Astigmatism is fairly common and occurs when the cornea is shaped oblong like a football rather than round like a basketball, causing light to focus on two points within the eye instead of one. Mild Astigmatism is commonly found in young children...

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