Digital Eye Strain and Healthy Screen Habits

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Does your job have you glued to your screen? Maybe your go-to activity is Netflix or gaming? Or perhaps you are one of the millions of people currently housebound due to Covid-19 and screens are your only link to the outside world. Love them or hate them, it’s hard to escape our screens. They are a major part of modern … Read More

Viruses and The Eye

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At the present time everyone in New Zealand, and almost everyone throughout the rest of the world, has had their life severely disrupted and, unfortunately, in many cases ended, by the Covid 19 virus. Covid 19 can affect the eyes, causing conjunctivitis, but it is not the only virus that can affect the eyes. Many viruses have more severe effects … Read More

The Covid-19 Virus and Your Eyes

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The Covid-19 pandemic is obviously on everyone’s minds at the moment. This short blog will discuss eye issues associated with Covid-19 and things that you should think about during this time. Overview of Covid-19: Symptoms: Patients typically present with respiratory illness, including fever, cough and shortness of breath; diarrhea is also common early in infection. Conjunctivitis (inflammation of the surface … Read More

Have your eye drops run out?

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Are you in lock down or self-isolation at the moment and you’ve run out of eye drops? Or the lubricating 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 the … 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

Common Eye Conditions in New Zealand

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Written by our Ophthalmologist, Dr Andrew Logan. 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 … Read More

Common Age Related Eye Conditions in New Zealand

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Written by our Ophthalmologist, Dr Andrew Logan 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 … Read More