Can Babies Develop Glaucoma?

Glaucoma is a progressive eye disease of the optic nerve that causes gradual and often painless loss of vision. In most cases, the risk of developing glaucoma increases as you get older, and glaucoma is often known as an older person’s disease.  However, there is a type of glaucoma that occurs in babies known as congenital glaucoma. This is a rare condition, and an estimated 1 in 5,000 to 10,000 children under 2 years of age will develop congenital glaucoma. It is usually caused by incorrect development of drainage system in the eye and can be genetic. The eye pressure…
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Free Sunglasses for Sydney’s Primary School Kids!

When it comes to kid’s sun safety, it’s our habit to slather on some sunscreen and get a hat on their head—but what about their eyes? Do your kids wear sunglasses, or have you ever wondered if they need to? It is vital that kids wear sunglasses from an early age for a myriad of reasons. Around half of our lifetime, sun exposure comes before the age of 18, and this exposure begins from the first year of life. It’s never too young to start wearing sunglasses. Experts recommend that children should wear sunglasses when they are playing outside for…
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MyoSmart, the Lens Designed to Slow Down Myopia in Children

The lenses developed to slow down or even stop short-sightedness in kids and teens may be available very soon! HOYA, with their cutting-edge optics technologies, has partnered with The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and developed a lens that’s proven to curb myopia progression by up to 59% and halt myopia progression by 21.5%. This lens breakthrough in myopia control uses an award-winning DIMS (Defocus Incorporated Multiple Segments) technology, which means the lens has a central optical zone for correcting refractive error and a surrounding area of multiple segments of constant myopic defocus which extend to the mid-periphery of the lens.…
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Eyecare Kids Is Finalist for the 2019 My Business Awards

It’s a wrap for 2019 for Eyecare Kids optometrists as we win Finalist for the 2019 My Business Awards! Max, the son of Eyecare Kids founder and optometrist Dr Soojin Nam, is proud to hold the certificate during awards night. Eyecare Kids was shortlisted as Finalist for My Business Awards 2019, being the only optometry-representing business. This achievement is another milestone after we recently won 3rd place in the Ausmumpreneur 2019 Retail Business Awards! The My Business Awards is Australia’s largest independent awards program acknowledging the outstanding achievements of small to medium businesses. It celebrates SME business owners and provides…
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8 Tips to Keep Kids Safe This Halloween

Halloween is one of the happiest moments in a child’s life…and maybe for most parents too! Mums and Dads go on a creative frenzy thinking of kids’ costume ideas that weren’t already used in the past years. Then in the evening they join the kids to check all the candy collected and help themselves from the “family loot”. After all, too much of a good thing is bad, so parents should come to the rescue. 😉 In the busyness and excitement of Halloween, make sure to keep your kids safe by following these tips: 1. Allow your child a good…
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