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9 Tips for Reducing Eye Strain and Computer Vision Syndrome

9 Tips for Reducing Eye Strain and Computer Vision Syndrome

techmatters 14/04/2014 0
Let’s face it. Whether you use a computer for work or at home (or both), you’re more than likely spending at least 2 hours at a time staring at the screen.  It’s just the way it is these days, computers have bought so much enrichment into our lives as well as increased productivity. The problem is that the eye was never designed for such close acti...
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What Is Astigmatism?

What Is Astigmatism?

techmatters 04/03/2014 0
Astigmatism is a vision condition where the cornea (the clear film over the coloured part of your eye) or lens of the eye has an irregular shape, causing blurred vision at all distances. Astigmatism is a very common condition that affects around half of the population.Our ability to focus relies on light rays entering the eye to a focal point on th...
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Top Signs That You Need To See An Optometrist

Top Signs That You Need To See An Optometrist

techmatters 07/02/2014 0
Day to day, you may not notice any changes in your vision, but over time your eyesight can change dramatically.  The Optometrist Association of Australia recommends that you visit your optometrist every two years for a check up, sooner if you have any concerns. Check ups are generally covered by Medicare.Your eyes are an amazing portal to the rest ...
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Are contact lenses safe for children?

Are contact lenses safe for children?

techmatters 04/02/2014 0
There are many reasons why you might be considering contact lenses for your son or daughter and it’s understandable that you may have some concerns. Ultimately it comes down to your child’s maturity and their ability to handle the responsibility of contact lenses.What about age?From a physical perspective, a child’s eyes can tolerate contact lenses...
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7 Things Every Contact Lens Wearer Should Know

7 Things Every Contact Lens Wearer Should Know

techmatters 08/01/2014 0
I bet you can’t imagine life without your contact lenses.And since we’ve come to rely on them so much, it’s even more important to take good care of them in order to protect your eyes from any potential complications.Whether you are new to wearing contact lenses or have been wearing them for a while, these 7 tips will ensure that you continue to ha...
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Inserting, Removing and Caring for your Contact Lenses

Inserting, Removing and Caring for your Contact Lenses

techmatters 03/06/2013 0
Looking after your Contact LensesA contact lens is a medical device and because it comes in direct contact with your eye, it is essential that the proper techniques are practiced to ensure longevity of wear and reduce risk of complications.Inserting and Removing Soft Contact LensesAlways wash your hands with a mild soap and dry with a lint-free tow...
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Contact Lenses and Dry Eye

Contact Lenses and Dry Eye

techmatters 28/05/2013 0
Do you suffer from dry eyes when you wear contact lenses? Well you're not alone! Dry eye is a common issue for contact lens wearers and even non-wearers too. The good news is that with a little help from your Optometrist, you can find a treatment plan that can significantly reduce the symptoms of dry eyes.Finding the CauseA visit to your Optometris...
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