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

The Life-Changing Power of Transitional Lenses

The Life-Changing Power of Transitional Lenses

Photochromic lenses, or more commonly known as ‘Transition’ lenses, are glasses that darken automatically when you enter an area with bright sunlight. These lenses have a layer of film that reacts to the UV rays coming from the sunlight. They are an excellent option for people who don’t want to remove their glasses and put… Read More

Top Ten Tips for Taking Care of Your Eyes in Summer

Top Ten Tips for Taking Care of Your Eyes in Summer

Australians love being outdoors in the summertime. The Melbourne summer for 2012/2013 is well on its way, showcased by our recent sunny days of 27 degrees Celsius. With the coming of summer and its accompanying levels of bright glaring light, we need to consider various options to protect our eyes throughout the festive season. Here’s… 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