Eye damage from UV rays is a serious matter. As eye surgeons, we see the devastating impact of the harsh Australian sun on eyes all too often. So today we want to bring you some facts and bust some myths about eye damage from UV rays, so that Australians are equipped with the knowledge they need to protect their eyes from the sun.

Eye damage from UV rays is a serious matter. As eye surgeons, we see the devastating impact of the harsh Australian sun on eyes all too often. Yes, we treat a lot of adults in our clinic, because eye diseases and cancers often show up later in life, though they... Eye damage from UV rays is a serious matter. As eye surgeons, we see the devastating impact of the harsh Australian sun on eyes all too often. Yes, we treat a lot of adults in our clinic, because eye diseases and cancers often show up later in life, though they...

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By Shanel Sharma
Here's why it should be compulsory to wear sunglasses at school.

As Opthalmologists, we have a problem. Wearing sunglasses at school is not considered normal yet. And it’s not just a lack of sunglasses at school – it’s sunglasses during sport, sunglasses at the beach or pool, sunglasses out walking the dog. We want to see all children wearing sunglasses outdoors... As Opthalmologists, we have a problem. Wearing sunglasses at school is not considered normal yet. And it’s not just a lack of sunglasses at school – it’s sunglasses during sport, sunglasses at the beach or pool, sunglasses out walking the dog. We want to see all children wearing sunglasses outdoors...

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By Alina Zeldovich
Did you choose your sunglasses primarily for eye protection, or for fashion? Here's how to tell if your sunglasses offer adequate eye protection.

Did you choose your sunglasses primarily for eye protection, or for fashion? If you said fashion, you’re not alone. We’d say that the vast majority of sunglasses purchase decisions are made based on these factors: 1. Brand name 2. Appearance 3. Cost. Where is eye protection on this list? Generally... Did you choose your sunglasses primarily for eye protection, or for fashion? If you said fashion, you’re not alone. We’d say that the vast majority of sunglasses purchase decisions are made based on these factors: 1. Brand name 2. Appearance 3. Cost. Where is eye protection on this list? Generally...

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By Shanel Sharma
8 risk factors for developing eye disease that might blow your mind.

When you’re still relatively young – 30s, 40s, even 50s, it’s easy to fall into the trap of thinking “my eyesight is fine, I don’t even wear glasses”. And if you don’t have any troubling eye symptoms, you might think there’s no reason to have regular eye checks or invest... When you’re still relatively young – 30s, 40s, even 50s, it’s easy to fall into the trap of thinking “my eyesight is fine, I don’t even wear glasses”. And if you don’t have any troubling eye symptoms, you might think there’s no reason to have regular eye checks or invest...

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By Shanel Sharma
If you’re a parent with active, sun-loving kids, you know the importance of Slip Slop Slap to protect them from the sun. But do you think about protecting their eyes?

If you’re a parent with active, sun-loving kids, you know the importance of Slip Slop Slap to protect them from the sun. You slip on a shirt, slop on sunscreen and slap on a hat to guard their young skin from harsh UV rays that can be so damaging in... If you’re a parent with active, sun-loving kids, you know the importance of Slip Slop Slap to protect them from the sun. You slip on a shirt, slop on sunscreen and slap on a hat to guard their young skin from harsh UV rays that can be so damaging in...

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By Alina Zeldovich
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