Find out now which lens solutions can help improve your lifestyle and overcome your daily vision challenges.
The information you provide above about your personal lifestyle, results in a Vision Profile that helps you get customized advice from us. In combination with the results of your eye examination, you will receive a ZEISS lens solution that has been precisely tailored to your personal lifestyle and visual habits.
Why have a Visual Eyes Optometry eye examination?
Regular eye examinations are essential for maintaining your most precious sense.
From day one, we have invested heavy in quality German diagnostic equipment to ensure you receive the best health care and visual performance. Today it remains our priority to be truly at the forefront of technology.
In 2016 Visual Eyes Optometry received the 1st Zeiss Business Partner certification in Australia.
Despite this investment in technology, we still continue to offer Medicare Bulk Billing for basic eligible eye checks.
For those who want beyond the basic, we offer additional services (that often don't require pupil dilating drops) like the fast/pain free ultra-wide digital retinal imaging, for the most comprehensive digital examination of your peripheral retina possible.
Age Related Macula Degeneration
Macular degeneration is the leading cause of blindness and major vision loss in Australia 1,250% of all blindness is due to macular degeneration. The prevalence of macular degeneration increases with age. The prevalence of macular degeneration is 4 times that of dementia and more than half that of diabetes. Approximately 1 in 7 Australians over 50 (1.19 million people in 2015) have some evidence of macular degeneration. The number of people with some evidence of macular degeneration will increase to 1.7 million by 2030, in the absence of effective prevention and treatment measures. In 2015, 12% of people over 50 yrs (988,500) have early signs of macular degeneration. In 2015 , 2% of people over 50yrs (199,000) have late stage macular degeneration which included 73,000 with dry macular degeneration and 126,000 people with wet macular degeneration. Over 14% of people over 80yrs (134,000) have vision loss or blindness from age-related macular degeneration
Approximately 1 million Australians have been diagnosed with diabetes. The prevalence of particularly type 2 diabetes, rises with age and is higher in men than in women. The onset of type 1 diabetes is typically at an early age, thus it is the most common form of childhood diabetes although it can occur at any age. Australia is ranked 7th highest in the world for prevalence of type 1 diabetes in children aged 0-14 years and 6th highest for incidence. Adding to this, there is a growing number of children and adolescents who are now affected by type 2 diabetes.
When the retina detaches, it is lifted or pulled from its normal position. If not promptly treated, a retinal detachment can cause permanent vision loss. Anyone can get a retinal detachment; however, they are far more common in nearsighted people, those over 50, those who have had significant eye injuries, and those with a family history of retinal detachments.
Glaucoma is the name given to a group of eye diseases in which the optic nerve at the back of the eye is slowly destroyed. In most people this damage is due to an increased pressure inside the eye - a result of blockage of the circulation of aqueous, or its drainage. In other patients the damage may be caused by poor blood supply to the vital optic nerve fibres, a weakness in the structure of the nerve, and/or a problem in the health of the nerve fibres themselves. Over 300,000 Australians have glaucoma. While it is more common as people age, it can occur at any age. As our population becomes older, the proportion of glaucoma patients is increasing.
Melanoma is a cancer that usually occurs on the skin. It develops from the cells that produce the dark-colored pigment melanin, which is responsible for our skin's coloring. These cells, called melanocytes, are also found in other places in our bodies, such as our hair, the lining of our internal organs, and our eyes. When melanoma does occur in the eye it is called ocular melanoma.
The term ocular hypertension usually refers to any situation in which the pressure inside the eye, called intraocular pressure, is higher than normal. Eye pressure is measured in millimeters of mercury (mm Hg). Normal eye pressure ranges from 10-21 mm Hg. Ocular hypertension is an eye pressure of greater than 25 mm Hg.