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Sumba Eyecare Trip 2018

Sumba Eyecare Trip 2018

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!

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( Posted in: Eye Health )

Congratulations Adrian

Congratulations Adrian

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. 
 

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( Posted in: Eye Health )

Happy Travels Marion!

Happy Travels Marion!

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.

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Do you experience itchy eyes?

Dry eye, blepharitis

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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A SAFE CAR is nothing without SAFE VISION

A SAFE CAR is nothing without SAFE VISION

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.

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( Posted in: Eyewear )

THIS ‘NAUGHTIES’ EYEWEAR TREND IS BACK

fashion, transitions, eyewear, optical, sunglasses

Whether we’re emotionally ready for it or not, the revival of fashion from the 2000s has begun. 

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( Posted in: Eye Health )

Put ‘Eye Test’ on your Term 2 checklist

Put ‘Eye Test’ on your Term 2 checklist

Did you know that vision is responsible for 80% of all learning in your child’s first twelve years?

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( Posted in: Eye Health )

6 TIPS FOR CHOOSING KIDS GLASSES

fashion, transitions, eyewear, kids, childrens, optical, sunglasses

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.

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UV Eye Protection Tips for Summer

UV Eye Protection Tips for Summer

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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Is your child ready for school?

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.  

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( Posted in: Children's Vision )

OrthoKeratology.... so how does it work? What does it cost?

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.

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( Posted in: Contact Lenses )

Coming Soon

Coming Soon

Caroline Abram... coming soon

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( Posted in: Eyewear )

Introducing - Carter Bond frame Range

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.  

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( Posted in: Eyewear )

Orthokeratology - What are the benefits?

Orthokeratology has several advantages compared to regular contact lenses and laser surgery. Read more to find out if it coul benefit you.

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( Posted in: Contact Lenses )

Miraflex - Children's Eyewear

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.

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( Posted in: Eyewear )

Digital Eye Strain

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??

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( Posted in: Eye Health )

Life Without Glasses

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.

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( Posted in: Contact Lenses )

Welcome Liz

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”.

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( Posted in: Behavioural Optometry )

Staff Profile: Rose

Staff Profile: Rose

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.

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( Posted in: Eye Health )

Welcome Adrian

Welcome Adrian

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.

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( Posted in: Eye Health )

How Can You Look After Your Eyes

Suffer from dry eyes? Or hayfever? Here are a few simple ways to look after your eyes better this spring

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What is Vision Therapy

What is Vision Therapy

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.

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Blephasteam Dry eye Treatment

Blephasteam Dry eye Treatment

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.

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( Posted in: Eye Health )

Lenses - Are you comparing apples with apples?

Lenses - Are you comparing apples with apples?

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.

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( Posted in: Eye Health )

Indroducing the Visi Office

Indroducing the Visi Office

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.

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( Posted in: Eye Health )

What do Polarised Sunglasses do?

What do Polarised Sunglasses do?

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.

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( Posted in: Eye Health )

Norm's Sumba Wrap Up

Norm's Sumba Wrap Up

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.

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( Posted in: Eye Health )

Freedom in Sight - Multifocal Contact Lenses

As we grow older our vision begins to deteriorate and many people experience difficulty when reading at a close distances.

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( Posted in: Contact Lenses )

Selecting the right glasses for your Child

Selecting the right glasses for your Child

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.

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( Posted in: Children's Vision )

Vision Therapy at Russo Optometry

Vision Therapy at Russo Optometry

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.

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( Posted in: Vision Therapy )

Computers and Eye Fatigue

Computers and Eye Fatigue

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.

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( Posted in: Eye Health )

Contact Lenses and Children

Contact Lenses and Children

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.

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( Posted in: Contact Lenses )

What is a 'Lazy Eye'?

What is a 'Lazy Eye'?

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.

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( Posted in: Children's Vision )

Risks of Blue Light

Risks of Blue Light

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. 

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( Posted in: Eye Health )

What is Meares-Irlen syndrome?

What is Meares-Irlen syndrome?

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.

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( Posted in: Eye Health )