If there was ever a year to remind Australians to care for their eyes, it’s 2020.
Almost half of Australia’s population suffers from vision or eye-related health issues, with evidence highlighting that 90 per cent of these issues are preventable or avoidable if detected early enough. Vision problems and eye disease can occur at any age. Regular comprehensive eye examinations help us monitor and address changes at every stage of life.... read more
As bushfire conditions escalate and fires continue to rage across Australia, a smoke haze has been blanketing many parts of the country.
While this unprecedented disaster is wreaking havoc on people, homes and animals, authorities are also concerned about the potential for thick plumes of smoke to cause health problems.... read more
Myopia, also known as short-sightedness, is a common condition that causes blurry vision in the distance.
It's prevalence is on the rise, luckily there are several strategies we can put in place to limit its impact.... read more
Another successful trip to Sumba Indonesia for the Sumba Eyecare Team.
The team consisted of 4 Optometrists, 3 eye surgeons, 2 nurses and support team. They were ably assisted by The Indonesian eye team and our Eye care nurses. In just 1 short week, the team saw 1234 people in centra Sumba region, providing 1146 pairs of glasses and 128 surgical procedures!
We are very pleased to officially announce Adrian as Norm's new business partner.
For those who haven't heard yet, as of April 2018 Adrian Vecchio is now officially a co-owner of Russo + Associates Optometry.
Our optometrist Marion is leaving Russo Optometry after providing fantastic patient care for 5 years. She is heading of overseas for an extended holiday, and is looking for change of scenery closer to home when she returns.... read more
Itchy eyes and eyelids can be annoying, frustrating and uncomfortable.
Luckily we have now got new treatment options which can help.
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As drivers, we are very focused on safety, it’s a must-have. Whilst we are concerned about our car’s safety features, we often don’t think about the major influential factor in crashes: human error.... read more
Whether we’re emotionally ready for it or not, the revival of fashion from the 2000s has begun.... read more
Did you know that vision is responsible for 80% of all learning in your child’s first twelve years?... read more
Getting children to wear their glasses can be tricky at the best of times. Having the right kind of eye wear is a big step in the right direction.... read more
With summer well and truly upon us, protecting yourself from UV light is more important than ever. We all remember “Slip Slop Slap” but how many of us think about protecting our eyes?
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Poor vision can interfere with your child’s learning and social development, yet 1 in 5 children suffer from an undetected vision problem. A child’s eyes are central to their school life. Whether they are playing sport, reading, writing or using a digital device, their eyes are working hard.... read more
How does it work, what to expect from the treatment and what costs are involved??
OrthoKeratology works by using a hard lens which gently reshaping the cornea while you sleep, but it does not do this by a pushing motion, but rather using fluid forces under the lens to apply a gentle pulling pressure,, which shapes the cornea overnight.... read more
Caroline Abram... coming soon... read more
Carter Bond specialises in natural, sustainable and eco-friendly eyewear. Using a large variety of materials including natural bamboo, wood and wood-finish acetates, their exciting collection has bridged the gap in this enormous market and features some of the most innovative and exciting glasses around.... read more
Orthokeratology has several advantages compared to regular contact lenses and laser surgery. Read more to find out if it coul benefit you.... read more
Miraflex has dedicated itself to the development of the most suitable children’s frames, ensuring, the best mix between safety, functionality, aesthetic and quality for each age bracket.... read more
Do you get sore and tired eyes and headaches? How about dry/itchy/burning eyes?
Do you spend all day on computers, tablets and smart phones at work, then come home to spend more time on computer, tablets and smart phones?
Do you visit your technology more than you visit own grandmother??... read more
Orthokeratology involves the use of custom made contact lenses, which are worn overnight. While Wearing the lens overnight, the front surface of the eye, gets gently re-shaped, meaning when you wake up, you can remove the lenses and see clearly with no lenses! No spectacles, No contacts, No laser.... read more
Liz is one of our newest staff members. She has worked in administration, retail and optical roles. Liz will be seen in the dispensary and helping at the front desk. Away from work Liz keeps busy with her 5 sons. She tells us “who has time for a hobby”.... read more
Rose has been a part of Russo Optometry as a patient for many years. She had now joined the team. Rose comes to us from many years experience as a hairdresser. Rose will be working as our frame stylist.... read more
We are delighted to welcome Adrian to the practice, he comes to us with many years of experience. Norm first met Adrian 5 years ago and has followed his career closely.... read more
Suffer from dry eyes? Or hayfever? Here are a few simple ways to look after your eyes better this spring... read more
What is Vision therapy?
Vision Therapy is recommended for children struggling with lazy eyes, eye focusing and reading difficulties. These are common problems for children of all ages.... read more
Dry eye is a common problem, particularly as we get older. Traditionally the only treatment option available has been lubricant eye drops. We now have a new treatment available at our practice, Blephasteam goggles. Using heat and moisture through thermal goggles, the Blephasteam goggles warm the oil in our lids to the temperature needed to liquefy and unblock glands.... read more
Why do lenses vary in price when they all look the same? Lenses are highly technical products that in many cases will require a greater investment than your frames. As the differences between them is not always apparent, comparing like for like can be difficult. It basicaly comes down to which options are selected from the following categories.... read more
We are excited to announce the long awaited arrival of our Visi Office. This is the first of the new Version Visi-office to arrive in Australia.... read more
We wear sunglesses to aim to reduce the glare. Once you see the difference good sunglass lenses make the comfort improvement is dramatic and highly recommended.... read more
This year Norm returned to Sumba with the Sumba Eye Care Program. It was a successful trip, seeing over 800 patients in just 5 days.... read more
As we grow older our vision begins to deteriorate and many people experience difficulty when reading at a close distances.... read more
If your child needs glasses, where do you start? You want them to feel happy in their new eyewear, but you also want to get the most out of your investment. Keeping in mind a few simple tips will give you the confidence to know you’re making an informed choice.... read more
Here at Russo Optometry we offer many varieties of vision therapy or vision training. These range from vision therapy for reading difficulties to vision therapy for lazy eyes and eye focussing therapy.... read more
One of the most significant changes to the modern office over the last 18 years has been the introduction of the personal computer (PC).
As more people use computers in the workplace complaints of eye fatigue, difficulty focusing and discomfort have become commonplace. In America alone, 10 million eye examinations are conducted each year because of problems caused by personal computers.... read more
Contact Lenses can give a boost to a child's confidence, but deciding on the right time can be difficult. Contact lenses are a practical option for children, giving then the freedom to participate in sports and other activities without having there glasses get in the way.... read more
A Lazy eye occurs when the brain receives different images from each eye, and consequently ignores one image. The other eye is 'switched off' to avoid confusion. In some cases the 'switching off' is so strong that the child can no longer see well with the weaker eye even when the good eye is closed. Some children with one weaker eye manage to avoid this by learning to switch attention from eye to eye thereby developing vision in both.... read more
We already know that too much ultraviolet light (UV) is harmful to the eye and skin. There is now a lot of research that shows a specific wavelength of blue light causes a number of problems as well. This high energy blue light is a major risk for cataracts and macular degeneration. It is one of the major components of glare and effects sleep/wakefulness patterns.... read more
Simply explained, Meares-Irlen syndrome (MIS) is characterised by symptoms of visual stress and visual perceptual distortions when looking at patterns, particularly stripes. Such symptoms can occur despite normal vision. For those who have symptoms of MIS, pages of print can resemble a visually stressful pattern making it uncomfortable to look at.... read more