Eyelash Enhancements, Eye Makeup and Their Effect on Your Eye Health

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One of our previous articles looked at the importance and function of our eyelashes. And it might have you wanting to rush out to find ways to accentuate your lashes… Obviously to increase your UV protection and apparent fertility. But before you do, consider the impact these interventions may have on your eye health. This blog is about false eyelashes, … Read More

Keratoconus – What are your options?

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In the last 20 years, the management and treatment for keratoconus has been revolutionised. Before that time, there were only a limited number of options to help people who had keratoconus. Many people with the condition had to wear hard contact lenses to be able to see satisfactorily. It was thought there was little to nothing that could be done … Read More

Winter Is Coming… But how will it affect your eyes?

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As you get out winter coats, scarves and hats it’s also time to think about your eyes! The cooler weather has some downsides for eye health but some bonuses for those considering laser vision correction surgery. Dry Eye And Winter Time If you suffer from dry eye, you will probably be aware of what environmental triggers make your symptoms worse. … Read More

Naumi Studio Hotel Wellington

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An enchanting visual feast right in the thick of all the Cuba St action Wellington Eye Centre welcomes patients from all over New Zealand to have their laser eye surgery performed in Wellington. You can have an initial assessment at one of our clinics in Hawkes Bay or Nelson with Dr Logan. For patients outside of those areas you may go to … Read More

Recurrent Corneal Erosion Syndrome

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Recurrent corneal erosion syndrome (RCES) is a common condition affecting the skin on the front surface of the cornea. Normally the layer of skin is very adherent to the underlying tissue, called the stroma. However, in RCES the skin fails to attach securely to the underlying tissue. Making it easily moved or torn by movement of the eyelids. The condition … Read More

Eyelashes – What are they good for?

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It’s pretty obvious why eyes are important… But have you ever considered why you have eyelashes? These seemingly innocuous rows of hairs on your eyelids are actually very useful and represent the first line of defence in protecting your eyes! 1. Defence Eyelashes help keep airborne objects such as dirt, pollen, dust, lint and debris from reaching the surfaces of … Read More

Staff Picks – Food and Drink

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Cuba St Sign

The Wellington Eye Centre is based in the heart of the Cuba Quarter. This is the buzzing and hip area of the city, situated around Cuba Street. We’ve compiled a list of our staff picks and places to check out while you’re in the area. The street is closed off to traffic in some parts, and this is where you … Read More

Omega-3 Supplements for Dry Eye Disease

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We know that eating a balanced diet is one of the best things we can do for our bodies and minds. However our modern busy lives make it tricky, so we often augment our diets with dietary supplements. Well the health of the eye is also dependent on our diet. There is significant evidence that omega-3 oils are beneficial for … Read More

How do hormones affect our eyes?

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The human body secretes and circulates approximately 50 different hormones. These chemical messengers are released into the blood stream and carried to the target organ or tissue. Different hormones act on certain aspects of bodily functions and processes. In this article we are going to explore which hormones act on the eyes and how. What are hormones? Hormones are chemical … Read More

Am I too old to have laser eye surgery?

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Many people who would be great candidates for laser eye surgery have the misconception that they are too old. When in fact most would be suitable to have vision correction surgery, such as LASIK or SMILE, to reduce or eliminate their need for glasses or contacts. They are usually people over the age of 40 or “boomers”. They are under … Read More

Ode to the Wheatie Bag

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The staff laugh, I laugh too, at this obsession.Two, three times a day I reach toward my collection. A box of small cute jelly-bean shaped bags.Choose your colour, pattern even zig zag! At first you think it’s odd, perhaps she’s mad,To offer you a small wheatie bag. I leave you alone, two minutes I’ll take.You scan the room, where’s her … Read More

Laser Eye Surgery and Cataracts

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The most common procedures carried out on the human eye are laser eye surgery and cataract surgery. They are totally different procedures and usually carried out for different reasons. But they can affect each other, and many people who are thinking about having vision correction surgery have concerns about how laser eye surgery can affect cataracts and vice versa. This … Read More