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Seeing Clearly Doesn't Guarantee Nothing is Wrong

Seeing Clearly Doesn't Guarantee Nothing is Wrong

Don’t wait until it’s too late

Every 65 minutes an Australian loses part or all of their vision^ and a staggering 42%* of people wait until their eyes deteriorate before having their vision and eye health examined. While many of us recognise the need for preventative dental and general health check-ups, we’re generally less aware of the importance of regular preventative eye examinations. It’s human nature to leave seeing an optometrist until you notice your vision deteriorating, but unfortunately many of the most serious eye diseases develop gradually, often without noticeable signs in their early stages.

In a recent Australian study, over 50% of participants found to have an eye condition did not know they had one prior to taking part#. The best safeguard against preventable vision loss is a regular comprehensive eye examination. Whether you notice a change in your vision or not – the fact is you need an expert optometrist to see the real picture.

Time for an eye examination?

We’re passionate about helping you and your family enjoy a lifetime of healthy, clear vision. So we urge you to ensure your whole family have an eye examination with us at least every 2 years and every 12 months once over 65.

What can you expect from a thorough eye exam with us?

Our optometrist, Geoff Blackwell, has over twenty years experience in primary eyecare.  He'll take the time to understand you and your eyes, and will tailor all solutions to your unique vision, eye health and lifestyle needs. That’s why he won't only evaluate the sharpness of your vision, he'll also examine the internal and external health of your eyes at length to check for signs of eye disease, UV damage and other general health conditions. At Clear Optometry we won't compromise on your eyecare and we believe you shouldn't either.

A regular eye test could save your sight

To make an appointment, call into the practice or ring on 4130 5099.  No referral is required and most eye examinations are bulk-billed.  If you require glasses, we have a great range to suit all budgets, and HICAPS on-the-spot claiming for all health funds is available.

Hope to see you soon.

 

^Ranzco Eye Foundation *ProVision Consumer Study, 2016 #NEHS 2016