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
It's World Glaucoma Week from March 11–17, 2018. Help promote Glaucoma Awareness Week by hosting a B.I.G. Breakfast to raise funds, using the hashtag #GlaucomaAware on social media, and downloading Glaucoma Australia's free resource pack.

It’s World Glaucoma Week from March 11–17 2018. This important week is designed to promote awareness about glaucoma. What Is Glaucoma? Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that result in loss of vision when the optic nerve is damaged. The insidious thing about glaucoma is that there are no... It’s World Glaucoma Week from March 11–17 2018. This important week is designed to promote awareness about glaucoma. What Is Glaucoma? Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that result in loss of vision when the optic nerve is damaged. The insidious thing about glaucoma is that there are no...

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By Alina Zeldovich
Slip on a shirt, slop on sunscreen, slap on a hat and SLIDE ON YOUR SUNGLASSES! Don't forget this critical part of the equation.

Slip slop slap. You know this mantra like the back of your hand. It’s a neat catchphrase we teach our kids so that before they go out in the sun, as a matter of habit they slip on a shirt, slop on sunscreen and slap on a hat. But there’s... Slip slop slap. You know this mantra like the back of your hand. It’s a neat catchphrase we teach our kids so that before they go out in the sun, as a matter of habit they slip on a shirt, slop on sunscreen and slap on a hat. But there’s...

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By Shanel Sharma
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