What is colour blindness?

What is colour blindness? Colour blindness, or more accurately, Colour Vision Deficiency, is an interesting eye condition because it highlights that we do not all see things in exactly the same way as other people do. People who are colour blind have difficulty in distinguishing colours. The effect can range …

Screens and eye care

The events of this year with prolonged lockdowns and time at home has intensified the use of screens for some.  More time watching TV or Netflix, reading books on the kindle, gaming, on the phone, or using a computer.  All this time looking at screens can lead to Computer Vision …

Food for your eyes

Remember as a kid being told to eat your carrots so you could see in the dark?  We’re sorry to report that carrots don’t give you night vision, but you’ll be happy to know that they do make our list of food that is good for your eyes.  So read …

Never seen an optometrist?

Never seen an optometrist?  We myth-bust the top reasons 12% of Australians have never had their eyes examined by an optometrist. Optometry Australia has just released their 2020 Vision Index – a report taking a closer look at Australia’s eye health.  After reading this report, which found that 12% of …

How to choose glasses that fit

Ever find that your glasses are slipping down the bridge of your nose, they hurt behind your ears, or you have to move your head around to see properly through your multifocals?  Chances are that the glasses you have don’t fit you properly. At Eyecare Plus Ashgrove, not only do …

Why wear sunglasses?

Why wear sunglasses? Sunglasses aren’t just for fashion; they perform an important function in providing eye protection.  Sunnies protect against ultraviolet (UV) rays and blue light from the sun. Sunnies also reduce glare which stops you from squinting which can cause eye fatigue, headaches and even wrinkles. Read on to …

What is astigmatism?

What is astigmatism? Astigmatism is a common eye condition where the surface of the eye (the cornea) isn’t shaped in the normal way.  As a result, when light enters the eye it can’t focus correctly on the retina, and vision appears blurry. Astigmatism can affect children and adults.  You might …

Diabetes and Vision

Diabetes and Vision – What You Need to Know Patients with diabetes need to take extra good care of their eyes. Regular eye tests with a special focus on reducing diabetic risk factors are essential for maintaining good lifelong eye health.  We’ve addressed below the most common questions we hear …