Corneal Graft – Seeing Through Another’s Eye

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Eduard Zirm completed the first successful corneal graft, also known as a corneal transplant, in 1905. Since then innumerable ophthalmologists have refined and developed the procedure to become the most common and successful form of human transplantation. This article will discuss some of the reasons people may need a corneal graft, what types of corneal transplants are now possible and … Read More

Are hobby glasses bad for my eyes?

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Hobby glasses are easily purchased from pharmacies, department stores, the warehouse, supermarkets and even in some $2 shops! Hobby glasses are also known as ready-made reading glasses, over the counter reading glasses, magnifying glasses or readers. They are quick and easy to buy, rarely more than $30.00, but do they damage your eyes? The short answer is no, they don’t … Read More

SMILE Surgery: Read The Facts

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These days, there are two types of laser clinics – ones that do SMILE® surgery and ones that do not. In New Zealand, Australia, and the rest of the world, most laser eye surgery clinics offer SMILE as well as LASIK and PRK. The choice of which procedure to have done depends on several factors including: type of focusing error … Read More

What we will be doing at the different Alert Levels

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At the Eye Centre our number one priority is ensuring the safety of our patients and our staff. We want to let you know what we will be doing at each Alert Level and what we will be asking you to do as well.  Although it looks like New Zealand may have dodged the worst of the Covid-19 bullet, we … Read More

Common Myths about Eyes and Vision

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Many of us would have grown up hearing that carrots can help you see in the dark, watching too much television will give you square eyes and if you cross your eyes, they might get stuck that way. But is there any truth behind these myths and old wives tales? In this blog, we explore some of the more popular … Read More

What we will be doing during Alert Level 2

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It looks like New Zealand may have dodged the worst of the Covid 19 bullet, and here at the Wellington Eye Centre we are looking forward to getting back to something approaching normal. However, it has become obvious over the last couple of months that people can carry the virus but have no symptoms. This means that we must still … Read More

What does it mean to have 20/20 vision?

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The year is 2020, there are vision related puns and memes all over the internet. But what does it mean to have 20/20 vision? People use the term 20/20 vision a lot, and they tend to think it means “perfect vision”, but it actually means “normal visual acuity”. Visual acuity is the clarity or sharpness of vision when measured on … Read More

Have your eye drops run out?

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Have you been caught short over the summer break and have run out of your eye drops? Or maybe the eye drops you normally use aren’t on the shelves in your supermarket or pharmacy? To help you navigate this we have outlined some options below. Prescription eye drops For those of you using prescription only eye drops, for example for … Read More

How often should you have an eye test?

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When did you last have your vision tested? Was it within the past year or two? More, perhaps? If you’re not experiencing discomfort, it can be tempting to push appointments like getting your eyes checked and visiting the dentist to the bottom of your priority list. However, putting these appointments off is often the last thing we should be doing. … Read More

What Can I do to Best Prepare for Laser Eye Surgery?

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Laser eye surgery is more popular now than ever. Once you’ve made the first step of deciding to proceed with the surgery, you need to start thinking about preparation. It is a quick and safe procedure, but even the smallest operations require some planning. Something as simple as asking someone to drive you home in advance will help to make … Read More

Recovery After Laser Eye Surgery

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So, you’ve made the decision to have laser eye surgery? Congratulations! This quick and safe procedure can save you years of being inconvenienced by glasses or contact lenses and the challenges of having poor, unaided vision. Any laser eye surgery procedure – PRK, LASIK or SMILEⓇ – is painless and fast, taking less than 5 minutes per eye. So, even … Read More

Laser Eye Surgery for Sports

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Many New Zealanders take part in sporting activities. Whether it’s at school, as part of a professional team or as a recreational activity, Kiwis are renowned for loving their sports. However, most sporting activities require reasonably good vision, meaning that an individual with poor vision may face difficulties when participating. In some cases, wearing glasses or contacts will have no … Read More