182014Jul
Your Child’s Eyes

Your Child’s Eyes

Good vision is important for a child’s educational, physical and social development. With approximately 1 in 5 Australian children either suffering from an undetected vision problem or requiring ongoing assessment, it is important to be aware of the possible signs of a vision problem to give every child the best chance of reaching their full…

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192014Jun
Coffee may be good for your eyes, study suggests

Coffee may be good for your eyes, study suggests

Chlorogenic acid, a powerful antioxidant found in coffee, has been shown to prevent age-related retinal degeneration in mice, and scientists say it may also play a role in preventing age-related eye diseases.A coffee a day could help keep eye diseases at bay, according to a joint study out of South Korea and the U.S., which…

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222014May
Nutrition for Macular Degeneration

Nutrition for Macular Degeneration

Nutrition plays an important role in optimising macular health, and reducing the risk of macular degeneration. Eating a healthy, well-balanced diet will be good for overall wellbeing as well as eye health. For some people an appropriate supplement may also be an important consideration. Adopting these simple practices as a normal part of your diet…

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242014Apr
Eye Health in the Workplace

Eye Health in the Workplace

World Day for Safety and Health at Work is on this Monday 28th April and the effective management of eye health is an important contribution to a healthy, safe and productive workplace. Up to 50,000 eye injuries occur per year – that’s approximately seven in 1000! Visual impairment or injury reduces a person’s independence and can contribute…

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22014Mar
Think B.I.G. for World Glaucoma Week

Think B.I.G. for World Glaucoma Week

The theme for this year’s World Glaucoma Week is – B.I.G- Beat Invisible Glaucoma. You can Beat Invisible Glaucoma with a simple optic nerve check. Everyone hopes to preserve their eyesight- this World Glaucoma Week help by taking part in the World’s B.I.G Breakfast. This is especially important if you have been diagnosed as having…

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202014Jan
Ten health resolutions to make in 2014

Ten health resolutions to make in 2014

IT’S a new year, which means it’s the ideal time to make a fresh start. When it comes to your health, make sure you’re making the right resolutions. 1. Give up dieting If you’ve been on a fad diet more times than Kanye West has made an idiot of himself in public then that’s one…

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22013Dec
Stay healthy on holiday

Stay healthy on holiday

Dreading a case of well earned break burnout? Prepare yourself to make this time off a period you really enjoy. Isn’t it ironic how many of us fall sick during our holidays? It’s almost like our body makes a pact with the devil to see us through the exams, deadlines and even the obligatory Christmas…

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32013Nov
Optometrist focuses on the bigger picture

Optometrist focuses on the bigger picture

It was a traumatic injury to his left eye that first sparked Joe Macri’s interest in the eye. A school yard accident left Joe with a cracked bone in the lower part of his eye socket and forced the 10-year-old to undergo treatment from a “kind, fun and caring” eye doctor. It also kindled Joe’s…

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102013Jul
RTA test’s not tough enough says expert

RTA test’s not tough enough says expert

ROAD safety is always a controversial topic, especially when it comes to young P-plate drivers. But what about the other end of the spectrum. How do senior citizens fare on our roads? To find out, the George Institute has prepared a study to monitor the driving patterns of older drivers in The Hills. The problem…

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