What Exactly Is Vision Therapy?

Some eye conditions cannot be corrected by spectacles or contact lenses. Surgery may be able to correct some of them, but what if we tell you there is another means of treatment that is non-invasive—and one that works? Vision therapy (or vision training) is a vision program that we design for people to help remediate and enhance their visual abilities and functions. It consists of a sequence of eye exercises designed to help your eyes work more efficiently so that you can perform daily tasks such as reading and writing more efficiently. Vision therapy is for the eyes what physical…
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What Exactly Is Behavioural Optometry?

Behavioural Optometry is a subset of optometry which focuses on your vision in relation to your visual demands (what your eyes need to do) to help ensure your vision is working as comfortably and freely as possible. Just because you have clear vision doesn’t mean you interpret what you see efficiently. Firstly, we need to understand that vision is different from eyesight. Having good eyesight means being able to see the letter chart clearly. Having good vision involves more than that. Eyesight involves being able to see an eye chart on the wall. Vision includes: The overall eye health Sharpness…
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Why Optometrists Recommend Ortho-K for Myopia Control

The Orthokeratology Society of Oceania (OSO) is dedicated to helping reduce the impact of global myopic epidemic through superior education to optometrists and orthokeratologists about the benefits of Ortho-K. On the weekend of the 5th of October, optometrists flocked the beautiful coastal city of the Gold Coast for the Orthokeratology Society of Oceania (OSO) Conference. The speakers focused on the latest hot topic: “Myopia Control”—that is preventing or slowing down the increase in short-sightedness. Myopia is an eye condition when distant objects are blurry while near objects remain reasonably clear. Usually spectacles or contact lenses are used to help correct…
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Sydney Children’s Optometrists a Finalist for Bayside Business Awards 2018

Eyecare Kids is a proud Finalist for the Bayside Business Awards 2018! We welcomed springtime with this delightful message in our inbox: The Bayside Business Awards look to recognise local businesses in South Eastern Sydney who excel in their field and made a positive contribution towards making Bayside a dynamic and economically vibrant place to live, work and shop. The awards seek to recognise the best business practices within specific industry categories. Being one of the Finalists is a huge achievement for us! There are almost 14,000 local businesses in the Bayside Council Local Government Area (ABS 2016), so receiving…
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Sydney Mum Shares Why Comprehensive Eye Tests Are Important in Kids

Kids don’t tell us everything. They could already be experiencing vision issues we don’t know about which could affect how they learn at school. As your optometrists, we couldn’t stress enough how regular comprehensive eye tests are critical in school-age kids, but today let’s listen to one parent whose children’s vision was helped tremendously because of a timely comprehensive eye test. Helen is a self-employed physiotherapist and mum to 2 girls (Maria, age 10 and Michaela, age 8). Helen shares how important it is for children to get their eyes tested and the role of early detection. 1. Your child’s…
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