Amazing New Treatment for Dry Eyes!

Amazing New Treatment for Dry Eyes!

  There used to be an assumption only older people had to deal with dry eyes, but these days people are realising it’s a more common issue than once thought. People as young as 20 years of age are coming to Visual Q Eyecare complaining of dry eyes, a gritty feeling in their eyes, or… Read More

5 Ways Holiday Drinking Can Affect Your Eyes, Glasses, and Contact Lenses

5 Ways Holiday Drinking Can Affect Your Eyes, Glasses, and Contact Lenses

Australians love to drink alcohol (especially beer and wine!) and here in Melbourne we’re Aussie through and through. Coming towards the end of 2012, the Summer Holidays, Christmas 2012, New Year’s Eve 2013, and Australia Day 2013, Australians are preparing to drink to their heart’s content. If you wear glasses or contact lenses, here are… Read More

Different Types of Eye Tests

Different Types of Eye Tests

When people think about getting an eye test from an optometrist, the usual assumption is that all eye tests are the same. The fact is eye tests are usually quite different from one another. I like to use food analogies. You can have a quick ‘fast food’ type of eye test that simply gets the… Read More

Top Ten Habits Children Need to Reduce Eyesight Damage

Top Ten Habits Children Need to Reduce Eyesight Damage

You wouldn’t believe how often we get adults asking us questions about their children’s eyesight just after they themselves have undergone an eye test, such as, ‘When should my kids have their eyes tested?’ and ‘When can my child begin wearing contact lenses?’ Or, we get statements like, ‘My child is not doing well at… Read More

Can I Wear Contact Lens if I Have Astigmatism?

Can I Wear Contact Lens if I Have Astigmatism?

The simple and straightforward answer is: Yes, you can. And, it’s not even a big issue. Actually, one third of all people that wear contact lenses also need to correct for astigmatism. Astigmatism affects people regardless of whether their other vision issues are with nearsightedness or farsightedness. The current percentage of people being corrected for… Read More

The Man With Droopy Eyes

The Man With Droopy Eyes

Around 3 years ago a gentleman with unaided vision (his long-distance sight was perfect) said all of a sudden his eyes were constantly squinting, with the eyelids drooping for no discernable reason. Before coming to see us at Visual Q Eyecare he told us he’d already visited 4 ophthalmologists (eye specialist surgeons), 1 neurologist and… Read More