It is recommended to have an eye examination at least every 2 years (or sooner) to assess vision and eye health. Most eye conditions have little or no symptoms. Systemic diseases such as hypertension and diabetes can damage the circulation in the eye. Environmental conditions such as computer use, UV exposure and smoking can all play a role in affecting the eyes and visual system. Prescription medications can cause side effects or discomfort to the eyes thus requiring regular monitoring.
Being able to see clearly and comfortably is important for a child’s educational, physical and social development. Many children aren’t aware they have a vision problem and will generally try to adapt, without knowing they could see better. Optometrists recommend children have a full eye examination before starting school and regularly as they progress through primary and secondary school. This is particularly important if there is a family history of eye or vision problems.
Focus Eyewear is an independent optometry practice that keeps a large range of spectacle frames individually picked to ensure we have a style to suit you and your lifestyle. Your spectacle lenses are the most important part of your glasses. Modern technology in lens design enables us to have a wide variety of spectacle lenses to choose from in order to ensure optimum vision and eye comfort. We use spectacle lens companies such as Essilor, Rodenstock, Hoya and Zeiss. Our highly experienced professional staff will provide you with advice about spectacle frames and lenses to enhance your visual and lifestyle needs. Focus Eyewear has an on-site workshop where most of the lenses are edged and fitted to the spectacle frames. Our professional optical mechanics are specially trained to perform edging and fitting.
Focus Eyewear has the access to all the latest contact lenses from all major manufacturers. These include daily, fortnightly and monthly disposables and custom made conventional lenses. New contact lens materials and designs are released on a regular basis. Even if you were not suitable for contact lenses in the past you may be now with these new materials and designs. To determine the best design, material and type of contact lens for your eyes and your visual needs we provide a free contact lens fitting trial. Optometrist, Ross, has the personal experience to assess and teach even the most anxious and nervous individuals.
Focus Eyewear offers spectacle frame adjustments without appointment including nose pad and screw replacement.
Macular Degeneration is a progressive eye disorder that results in the loss of central vision and has the potential to severely impact an individuals daily lives by affecting the ability to read, drive, recognise faces and discriminate fine detail. There are two main forms of Macular Degeneration: commonly known as “dry” and “wet”.
Glaucoma is an eye disorder that damages the optic nerve at the back of the eye. This results in loss of peripheral vision. If left untreated, it leads to tunnel vision and eventual blindness. Glaucoma usually has no symptoms. There is often no pain experienced and central vision is unaffected until the late stages of the disease. For this reason, it is important to have regular eye health examinations to ensure early detection of the disease.
Diabetes is a chronic disease that occurs when there is too much glucose in the blood either because the body is not producing enough insulin or the insulin is not working effectively. Diabetes can lead to damage to blood vessels in the retina at the back of the eye. For this reason it is important for individuals with diabetes to have an eye health examination every 12 months (or less if required).
Visual field examinations can detect dysfunction in peripheral and central vision which may be caused by various medical conditions such as glaucoma, stroke, pituitary disease, brain tumours and other neurological conditions.
Dry eye is a condition where an individual does not have enough quality tears to lubricate and nourish the eye. Without treatment , dry eye can lead to chronic irritation, inflammation, recurrent infections and impaired vision. A comprehensive dry eye assessment and targeted treatment can successfully manage the condition so the eyes remain comfortable each day.