Eye Care Articles

How to Manage Eye Allergies

Causes of Eye Allergies

Most allergies are caused by the over-reaction of your body’s immune system to an often innocuous substance or “allergen”. These allergens might include pollen, pet hair, mold spores, dust mites, perfumes, shampoos, or air pollutants. When your eyes come into contact with an allergen, your immune system produces histamine which then triggers an allergic response. This may result in watery eyes where the white part of your eye (conjunctiva) becomes pink, red and/or swollen.

Controlling Allergen Exposure

Being aware of what might trigger your eye allergy and taking preventative steps to limit exposure is good place to start. However, avoiding time outdoors, homes with pets, frequently changing bed linens to remove dust mites and removing all household mould might prove problematic!

Another way to manage eye allergies is to avoid touching or rubbing your eyes, which can exacerbate symptoms. Washing your bed linens and pillow cases in hot water to destroy common allergens is also useful. Using over-the-counter antihistamine medications is another way to manage allergy symptoms. Antihistamines however, may reduce nasal symptoms but not necessarily those associated with red and itchy eyes! Antihistamines can also decrease tear quality and quantity, preventing your body from washing away allergens.

If you have any of these symptoms, please make an appointment to see one of our optometrists for check and to discuss your treatment options.

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American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology (2012). Eye allergy treatment.

Drive Safe with Polarised Lenses

Keep Safe on the Road This Winter Season!

During winter, the sun doesn’t rise quite as high as it does in the summer. Glare from low winter sun can cause glare that can temporarily blind drivers making it hard to see the road ahead.

A good pair of sunglasses can help significantly with blocking out the glare of low winter sun. Sparks & Feros have a wide range of polarised lenses to suit your prescription.

Polarised sunglasses greatly reduce the sun’s glare, and also protect your eyes from the harmful effects of the sun. Keep a spare pair in your glove compartment and you’ll always be prepared!

Drop by our store at Carlingford Court and find the right pair of polarised sunglasses for you!

Nikon DAS Lenses for ultimate clarity

Searching for ultimate visual clarity?

Nikon DAS lenses were made for myopes to keep you seeing everything naturally as it limits visual distortions, meaning no ‘small eyes’ effect.

Find out more about using Nikon DAS for your next pair of glasses!

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MiYo Smart Myopia Control: Protecting your child’s eyesight

Your child may be suffering from Myopia. How can you protect them from it?

MiYOSMART by HOYA Lens Australia is a Myopia Control lens that helps prevent and reduce the risks of developing sight threatening conditions.

Find out more about MiYOSMART and how it can effectively control your child’s myopia.

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Empower Your Vision with Varilux from Essilor

Are you seeking inspiration beyond your vision? Don’t let eye sight limit you!

Varilux progressive lenses from Essilor provide seamless and sharp transitions from near to far.

See no limits and empower your vision.

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Featured Product: NuPolar Polarised Lenses

Need to protect your eyes from the harsh brightness of the sun?

NuPolar could be the perfect lens choice for your sunglasses.

Its quality is built to last. The rich lens colours stay as vibrant as your vision, no matter how long you spend under the sun.

NuPolar is the polarised lens of choice for long-lasting satisfaction and value for money.

Keen for a pair of prescription polarised sunglasses? Visit our store in Carlingford Court today for an eye test. You can also book an appointment or give us a call on 9872 1555


Ryan Adda Eyewear

Introducing Ryan Adda Eyewear, with a wide selection of stylish eyewear that perfectly matches every face shape. Each frame design also adds a certain kind of attitude, bringing out a boost of impressive quality in you.

An easy and wearable pair of specs for the every individual!

Grab your very own pair! Visit our store in Carlingford Court today or book an appointment for an eye test to see these stylish frames in store!

Etnia Barcelona Eyewear

Etnia Barcelona creates a more stylish look for every face. It has a wide array of designs that injects colour, turning functional accessories into works of art with its bright primary coloured frames. It’s also famous for its collaborations with legendary artists!

If you are looking for eyewear that can not only improve your vision, but can also up your fashion game, then this one’s for you.

Grab your very own pair! Visit our store in Carlingford Court today or book an appointment for an eye test to see these stylish frames in store!


Why IPL Treatments is the solution for your Dry Eyes

Do you have dry eyes? It might be time to get an IPL or Intense-pulsed light treatment. But how do you know if you have dry eyes and what can IPL do to help? 

What is Dry Eye?

Dry Eye is a common condition that happens when you are unable to produce enough tears to properly moisturise your eyes. This is caused by meibomian gland dysfunction. Your eyes may feel sandy, it can have a burning sensation, can cause redness, too much tearing, blurry vision, and you may experience light sensitivity. You may also find it difficult to wear contact lenses if you need them.

Dry eyes give a whole level of discomfort. It creates significant negative impact on your day-to-day life and certainly should not be ignored. So what can you do to fix it?

What is IPL and why is it the best treatment for dry eyes?

There are several treatment options for dry eyes. While artificial tears, supplements and other methods can help, they can also be inconvenient and do not ultimately treat the root cause of a dry eye like IPL does.

IPL has multiple functions that help alleviate the symptoms of dry eyes:

The treatment is fast and painless, and is performed by ophthalmologists (specialist doctors for eyes). If you feel you may have dry eyes, book in for a Dry Eye Assessment today!


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