Straight Eyes For An Eye Turn

Like most nine-year-old boys, Greenacre resident, Jackson loves playing sport and running around with his friends – things that have been made so much easier now that he no longer has to worry about seeing clearly. “I was thrilled to discover all Jackson needed was eye exercises to rid himself of wearing glasses”, commented Michael, Jackson’s dad.  “I never expected that to happen.  I thought he would always need glasses.  He responded to the treatment faster and better than I ever imagined.  It is so great to see him reading a book without his eyes turning.” Jackson was diagnosed with…
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Alternative to Glasses for Kids: Ortho-K

Glasses have long been the solution to short-sightedness (myopia), but for many children they aren’t ideal.  Corneal re-shaping therapy (Orthokeratology or Ortho-k for short) could be the answer, states Eyecare Kids optometrist Dr SooJin Nam.  Ortho-k is the process of using hard contact lenses to re-shape the cornea during the night, leaving children free from glasses during the day, while at school or playing sport. Myopia affects 3.5 million Australians and is set to increase over the coming years.  31% of school-age children are short-sighted (a significant increase from the original 8%)  Often myopia develops in primary school and if…
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A Clear Vision For Johnathan with Ortho-k

Eleven year old, Johnathan  from Maroubra, is about to start high-school with clear vision.  Johnathan is bright, articulate and sporty but he is significantly short-sighted and until recently relied heavily on glasses, only being able to see clearly for a couple of meters without them.  Thanks to a technique called Orthokeratology (Ortho-k for short); Johnathan can now see clearly – without his glasses. Ortho-K involves Johnathan wearing special, hard contact lenses overnight that reshape his cornea. Each morning he removes the lenses and enjoys almost perfect vision all day. “I love playing basketball, tennis and soccer and with Ortho-k I…
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Vision Therapy Is Not Just For Kids

Botany resident, Sean  has always had problems with his vision.  After undergoing two operations as a child, at 25 years old he has finally discovered a less invasive and much more successful solution – Vision Therapy.  Following weekly sessions over several months of Vision Therapy, has provided Sean with techniques to combat his double vision and strabismus (turned eye or squint). “I had my first operation when I was four and then a second one when I was 15.  The surgeries improved my turned eyes and made my eyes look better, but created new problems, including double vision”, explained Sean. …
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Mum, I Can See Two Of You! When Double Vision Is Not Fun

“I first noticed a problem with Anastasia’s vision when she was two, with one eye turning out every once in a while”, explained Luidmila, Anastasia’s mum.  “We went to a couple of eye specialists but neither was able to help – even glasses made no difference.  Then a few months ago Anastasia told me that she could see two of me – that’s when I became more worried, particularly about her school work suffering.  I was ready to try anything so when SooJin Nam, a behavioural optometrist Eyecare Kids, suggested vision therapy, we gave it a go.” Anastasia was diagnosed…
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