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Common eye diseases and conditions with images that approximate what sufferers might actually see...more>>

Colour Vision

People with colour blindness or colour deficiency have difficulty differentiating different colour spectrums. Usually colour deficiency is inherited, but can also be acquired through retinal eye disease, optic nerve disease, brain damage, or from exposure to certain medicines or chemicals. Optometrists are well equipped to do colour vision assessments and give sound advice to people with colour deficiency...more>>


A very common refractive (focussing) error of the eyes, astigmatism can cause blurred vision. It occurs as a result of irregular curvature on the surface of the cornea or in the lens of the eye and may also occur in combination with either near or far sightedness (myopia or hyperopia). Uncorrected astigmatism can cause fatigue or tired eyes when performing visual tasks (reading, computer use, driving etc.) for a long period of time...more>>


As we age the lens of our eye gradually loses its ability to focus, making it difficult to see near objects clearly. This is a normal age related process which affects everyone and becomes more noticeable in those aged in their early to mid-forties. Presbyopia occurs even with those people who have never had a vision problem before. To help compensate for presbyopia, optometrist can prescribe glasses which give comfortable relaxed vision best suited for individual needs...more>>


A normal eye uses increasing focusing effort as the object being viewed comes closer. A long-sighted (hyperopic) eye has to make the same extra focusing effort for near work as a normal eye, but this is in addition to the effort it makes to keep distance vision clear. Overall, the hyperopic eye has to work harder than a normal eye to maintain clear and comfortable vision...more>>


Often called 'short-sight' or 'near-sightedness' people with myopia can see clearly for only a short distance and things further away look blurry. Myopia commonly starts in childhood and distance vision becomes blurred so gradually that the child is unaware they are not seeing as clearly as other people do. Some people experience late onset of myopia when they reach middle age. Myopic vision can be improved with glasses, contact lenses or refractive surgery...more>>

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