How to Choose an Ophthalmologist and Eye Care Professional

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Your eyesight is important. To maintain good vision it is imperative to have regular comprehensive eye examinations where your vision and the health of your eyes is assessed. It can be confusing knowing which type of eye professional to visit and in New Zealand we have a few different options. See further down the page where we demystify the various … Read More

Vitamins For Good Eye Health and Vision

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The importance of diet for eye health and vision has been known about for a long time. Vitamin deficiencies are not uncommon, and it is known that deficiencies in certain vitamins can affect the health of your eyes.  Before we begin, it’s important to know one thing:  The human body is able to store certain vitamins and minerals, whilst others … Read More

Common Eye Conditions in New Zealand

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If you have any problems with lost vision in one or both eyes, it’s important to get your eyes checked as soon as possible. However, it is quite normal to be living with an eye condition at some point of your life. Some are more debilitating than others, and some have an easy fix. Different eye conditions can be brought … Read More

Common Age Related Eye Conditions in New Zealand

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As we age certain eye conditions become more common, making it more important to have regular eye checks. After all, we rely heavily on our vision for independence and good quality of life. Not to worry – if diagnosed early, loss of vision can be minimised. We’ve put together some information on the most common age related eye conditions. Keep … Read More

How Much Does Laser Eye Surgery Cost?

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Laser eye surgery is becoming a more and more popular way to treat long or short sightedness. But what does it cost? Will laser eye surgery save you money? Is it more cost effective than glasses and contacts? Sure, laser eye surgery does appear to be an expensive upfront cost in comparison to glasses and contacts, but does the hassle … Read More

Short Sight & Long Sight

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Many people live with refractive errors in their eyesight. You may be short sighted, long sighted, or have astigmatism – there are many errors that can occur as well as ways to address them. Shannon, our Optometrist, has answered some of the common questions we receive about these eyesight issues – what are they, how do they come to be … Read More

Age Related Macular Degeneration (ARMD)

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Macular Degeneration affects an estimated 14% of New Zealanders over the age of 50. Our Ophthalmologist, Dr Andrew Logan, wrote this article all about Macular Degeneration. What is macular degeneration, how do the symptoms present and can it be treated? Keep reading to learn more! What is Macular Degeneration? Macular Degeneration is a condition in which the macular cells of … Read More

Everything You Should Know About LASIK Eye Surgery

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If you’ve ever looked into the possibility of having laser eye surgery, it’s likely you’ve heard of LASIK; the most common laser eye surgery procedure offered here in New Zealand and worldwide. Laser eye surgery is used to reduce or eliminate the need for glasses or contact lenses by correcting focusing errors in the eye and has been carried out … Read More

Eye Floaters: What Are The Spots In My Vision?

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Have you ever been looking at something and noticed a strange mark floating in front of your eye?  You may have even tried to swipe it away, but it doesn’t disappear. This may be what people call an eye floater – and they are very common! Read on to learn more about pesky eye floaters, what causes them, what can … Read More

Cataracts – Everything You Should Know

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Cataract surgery is one of the most common operations done on the human body and is certainly one of the most successful and safe ones. Over the last 30 years, there have been enormous advances in the technology and techniques used to perform cataract surgery, making it a relatively simple, quick and safe operation. Most people have excellent visual outcomes … Read More