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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By 2050, Half the World Will Be Shortsighted. You Should Be Worried.

Even if you’re not short-sighted now there’s a big chance you will be, even before 2050 happens. Studies from the Brien Holden Vision Institute show strong evidence that the world is going down the path of a myopia epidemic. In Australia and New Zealand, the number of myopes (short-sighted individuals) is projected to increase from 5 million in year 2000 to 22 million in year 2050. Globally, that’s 5 billion people suffering from myopia—with 1 billion from high myopia—by year 2050. Very alarming. Why the Shape of Your Eyeball Matters Glasses, contact lenses and refractive surgery may help to correct…
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Case Study: “Vision Therapy Made My Daughter Believe in Herself Again”

This is a case study presented through the view of the mother. I am Jeanette, proud mother to Brianna, age 12, and happy to share how vision therapy has helped my daughter see better and gain back her confidence in learning. First Signs When our daughter Brianna was 1, we noticed her eyes would turn out. We used to tell her to blink, and the eye turn would correct itself. We went to several doctors and specialists for advice, and at age 7, Bree underwent surgery to straighten her eyes. Two years later her eye turn returned. Her eye turn…
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