Optical Health

Our eyes can sometimes be forgotten when we think about our general health and wellbeing. Looking after our vision is something we can do everyday alongside our visits to the opticians. Find out more about how you can keep your eyes healthy with our helpful articles below. Need optical insurance? We've got you covered. Click here to find out more about our optical benefits

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    5 Eye Health Tips for Seniors

    Eyes are one part of the body that can degenerate quickly in the senior years. Some eye diseases are preventable while others are hereditary and unavoidable. Be aware of the diseases you are at risk of and take care of your eyes. Follow our tips for good eye health and reduce the chance of eye disease in your senior years.

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    Caring for your Eyes this Summer

    We all know the importance of protecting our skin from the sun during the summer months, but many people neglect to show their eyes the same level of care. A day of fun in the sun can result in short and long-term damage to your eyes. It is possible for your corneas to be sunburned. Follow these steps to ensure your eyes aren’t at risk of premature ageing and burning this summer. 

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    Spring Sun Protection for your Eyes

    Did you know sun protection for your eyes is just as important as it is for your skin? According to our friends over at OPSM, "90% of skin cancers occur above the neck and up to 10% occurs on the eyelid. With Winter behind us and the weather starting to warm up, now is the perfect time to start protecting our eyes while enjoying some Spring sunshine". Luckily for us, OPSM have kindly put together this informative blog post which discusses the dangers of UV radiation and their expert tips on how to protect our eyes.

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    OPSM Introduce the World’s First Eye Screening Book and App for Children

    Did you know 1 in 5 Australian school children have never had their eyes tested? According to our friends at OPSM, “Recent research has revealed that Australian parents of children aged 3-10 aren’t prioritising their child’s vision like other health matters, such as immunisation or dental care. More than a third (36%) of Australian children haven't had their eyes tested in the past two years, and even more alarmingly; over 1 in 5 (21%) have never had their eyes tested. In response to these alarming statistics (and in a bid to raise awareness of children’s eye health), OPSM have introduced Penny the Pirate, the world’s first FREE children’s book and app that has turned eye screening into a fun, interactive, illustrated book.

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    Rest Your Eyes

    Do your eyes get tired and sore at the end of the day? According to our friends at OPSM, "Working for long hours on a computer, tablet or mobile phone can lead to eye strain, as our eyes are fixed on a screen at a specific distance for long periods of time". If this sounds familiar to you, it may be time to book an eye test, even if you're not due one. In the meantime, why not check out OPSM's top tips to refresh your eyes plus some gentle eye exercises that can be done on a daily basis.    

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