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

Eyesight and genetics. Is there a link?

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We see inherited traits every day. Families with the same hair colour, eye colour, nose shape or build. But those of us who don’t experience poor vision probably haven’t considered the links between genetics and eyesight. Many eye conditions do have an underlying genetic cause, which means they can be inherited or “run in the family”. For people who have … 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

How do we see: an inside look

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bridge to bush

The process of seeing is a hugely complex subject. To understand what happens when we “see” something, it is helpful to separate the subject into two parts. Firstly, the eye and how it functions, and secondly, how vision actually occurs, a process known as visual perception. Finally, we will show how damage to different parts of the visual system affects … Read More

What does it mean to have 20/20 vision?

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looking through glasses at a magazine

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

10 Interesting Facts About Eyes

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close up photo of womens blue right eye

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

Short Sight & Long Sight

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refractive errors

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

Short Sight or Myopia – What Is It And What Can You Do About It?

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An Image of A Woman With Sore Eyes

Myopia, also known as short-sightedness, is becoming increasingly common throughout the world. In some countries it has reached epidemic proportions. In many countries in Asia, almost everyone wears glasses for correction of myopia. Whereas we can see in school photos from the 1940s and 1950s, very few children were wearing glasses. In schools today a significant number of children will … Read More