For many people, laser eye surgery is a big step towards regaining independence from glasses or contact lenses. Rather than carrying around heavy glass frames and bulky contact lenses in their pockets, they carry around sleek glasses and contacts that are in their purse or travel case. While laser eye surgery has been becoming more and more of a popular choice, the misconceptions about it have also been gaining more and more attention. [Read More]
Why Children's Optometry Is So Different To Their Adult Counterparts
Children have a variety of different specialised needs that separate them from their adult counterparts, which is why there are whole branches of medicine specifically aimed at treating children's needs. They are still growing and developing many of their most basic faculties, so it is important that any medical care takes that into consideration. Nowhere is this more obvious than at a children's optometrist. Here are a few reasons why a children's optometrist is so different from their adult variants and why that matters for your child's eyecare moving forward. [Read More]
What Do You Need to Know about an Upcoming Cataract Surgery?
As people get older, their eyesight tends to deteriorate naturally, and for many, some complications may arise. Often, these complications will come along in the form of a cataract, and this can, in fact, be quite commonplace for those in their 70s and 80s. If you've just begun to develop this condition and have been told that you will need a surgical procedure in the future, what do you need to know in order to prepare yourself? [Read More]
Looking Good? Retinal Imaging Explained
These days, modern optometrists have far more tools at their disposal than they used to even a decade or so ago. Thanks to breakthroughs in computer technology, patients can now seek a wider range of advanced tests from their eye doctor. Some of these are able to be combined to offer a complete eye consultation that will help with the early detection of diseases as well as the usual issues of long and short-sightedness, for example. [Read More]