How Allergies and Hay Fever Affect Your Eyes

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Spring may be the season best known for triggering allergy symptoms, but some of us experience hay fever symptoms all year round. Our much loved Pohutukawa trees can bring out a swathe of allergic reactions in the midst of a New Zealand summer. Even now, with cooler days ahead of us, some may start experiencing itchy eyes and runny noses … 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

10 Interesting Facts About Eyes

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As you’d probably expect, we here at the Wellington Eye Centre are very passionate about eyes! There are some really interesting facts about eyes that we’d love to share, so stay tuned. 1. Babies’ eye colour can change up until the age of 6 years old! When babies are born, especially fair-skinned babies, they have light-coloured eyes. Around the age … 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

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

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

Why You Shouldn’t Rub Your Eyes

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Eye rubbing is one of the worst things you can do to your eyes if you are a teenager or a preteen, or in your early 20s. Eye rubbing can affect the collagen fibres in your cornea, potentially causing keratoconus and deterioration in vision. Continue reading to find out more about how eye rubbing can affect your eyesight. The Cornea … Read More