Eye Care

Keeping Your Eyes In Top Shape

Independent optometry means we tailor your eye examination
to your needs. Far from one size fits all, our clinicians take
advantage of powerful diagnostic equipment and apply over 25
years of experience to diagnose and manage eye conditions.
We believe optometry is about more than just glasses and we
aren’t restricted by commercial pressures, so we can spend
more time on your eyes.

Eye Conditions

Independent optometry means we tailor your eye examination
to your needs. Far from one size fits all, our clinicians take
advantage of powerful diagnostic equipment and apply over 25
years of experience to diagnose and manage eye conditions.
We believe optometry is about more than just glasses and we
aren’t restricted by commercial pressures, so we can spend
more time on your eyes.

Many eye conditions can be slowed, stopped or even resolved
if they are found in their early stages. The sophisticated
equipment that we use at Optopia can pick up even small
changes in your eye.

Vision Problems

Shortsightedness (myopia) makes it difficult to see objects in
the distance. It’s simple to correct with glasses or contact
lenses.Read More

Eye Conditions & Diseases

Glaucoma occurs when the nerve cells that transmit
information from the eye to the brain become damaged. It is
often associated with a build-up of pressure in the eye.
Glaucoma is largely symptom-free until permanent damage
has occurred, and if untreated can cause blindness. An
optometrist can diagnose it in its early stages and prescribe
treatment to prevent damage. Glaucoma usually affects over
40s and tends to run in families. Read More

Healthy Eyes

Protect your eyes from the sun
When outside in bright sunlight, always wear sunglasses that
comply with Australian standard AS1067 or EPF 10. This will
protect the front of your eye from solar damage, and will also
protect the lens and slow down cataract formation. UV
damage has also been implicated in Macular Degeneration. If
you work outside as part of your job, then your sunglasses
may be tax deductible.

Diet

Eyes love a healthy diet! Recent studies have shown that a poor and over processed diet can contribute to macular degeneration. Foods to eat that might help include: fresh fruit, dark green leafy vegetables, fish and other foods rich in omega oils. You should also keep your cholesterol and blood pressure levels low.

Smoking

Smoking has also been shown to contribute to macular degeneration. Smoke can also cause eye irritation, particularly for contact lens wearers.

Perhaps the most important way to keep your eyes healthy is
to make regular visits to your optometrist.