Here are some Frequently Asked Questions about eye health and vision care. Remember, your Optometrist is the best qualified person to answer your questions about your vision!
You need an eye examination soon if:
Latest research in slowing myopia (short sightedness) development does however indicate a few minutes up and away from the computer every hour may help to limit the effect of the genes responsible for creating the myopic eye shape.
Genetic inheritance is the primary cause of myopia and astigmatism – not computer use!
About 20% of young people have inherited poor eye muscle co-ordination and need specs for close range work but the unavoidable effects of aging on the inner eye is the main reason we need reading glasses in our 40’s.
No you can’t. Can you tell which eye in this lady’s picture has glaucoma? She couldn’t either. That is why we rely on our instruments to flag changes in your ocular function over time. Early detection of eye disease is critical to our retaining our sight into our old age and 30% of Australians will have retinal disease by the time they are 70. So do the smart thing and return for your eye examination every two years – even if you think you see perfectly.