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Your eyes are precious and sensitive
Are your eyes overdue for a health check? At In One Healthcare, we strongly recommend having your eyes checked by a trained optometrist at least every two years, or anytime you notice a change in your vision.
Our eye health isn’t necessarily something that many of us consider on a regular basis, but early detection of common eye conditions can make a huge difference in managing the condition so that it doesn’t get worse. Common eye conditions that we assess patients for include:
These are types of UV damage that affect the sclera, or the white part of the eye. A pinguecula is a raised, yellow-coloured lump which can sometimes become irritated. A pterygium is a growth which can spread over the front of the eye and eventually affect vision.
Common in people over 50, ARMD is an eye condition which causes blurred, missing or distorted central vision. It is a deterioration of the part of the retina which controls your direct line of sight (macula).
A group of eye conditions which cause damage the optic nerve. This is often due to a build-up of pressure in the eye. Usually, vision loss is gradual and can go undetected for a long time without regular eye tests.
An eye condition where objects appear clear at short distances and are blurry further away.
An eye condition where objects appear clear at long distances and are blurry up close.
Most of the time, this is inherited and more common in males. The most common colour deficiency is the inability to distinguish shades of red and green.
A common eye condition where the shape of the front of the eye is not perfectly spherical. It may be steeper in one direction compared to the other. This leads to blurry vision at both distance and near.
The eye is filled with a jelly-like substance that becomes more liquid over time. Consequently, you can get floaters, which are small dark spots or squiggly lines that float across your vision.
A complication of diabetes, diabetic retinopathy is the damage to blood vessels at the back of the eye (retina). It can occur as a result of poorly controlled blood sugar levels.
A normal part of the aging process, presbyopia is the gradual loss of the ability to focus objects at near. It usually begins in your early to mid-40s and stabilises by your mid-60s.
This occurs when the tears cannot lubricate the eyes sufficiently. Symptoms can include dryness, discomfort and redness.
Is the reduction of vision in at least one eye from childhood. This happens as a result of abnormal or poor development of the visual pathway.
Cataracts are the progressive clouding of the otherwise clear lens inside the eye. This results in blurry vision at both distance and near.
At In One Healthcare, our fully qualified and highly experienced in-house optometrists carry out a range of eye health checks that may involve the following:
Getting an eye health check at In One Healthcare is a remarkably straightforward process. You don’t need a doctor’s referral to have an eye test from an optometrist. Simply book an appointment online, and bring your Medicare information on the day as all eye tests are bulk-billed – there’s no cost to you at all.
Our friendly and knowledgeable optometrists walk you through the entire process as we conduct your eye health check, so that you understand how the tests work and what we’re looking for. Should the test results indicate that you would benefit from prescription glasses, we will walk you through this process as well for full peace of mind.
To arrange an eye health check at our Roxburgh Park clinic, don’t hesitate to book an appointment online today. In One Healthcare can assist with everything from eye tests to frames, lenses, prescription sunglasses and contact lenses.