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EYE ADVICE Optometry Clinics


Our Range of Services

Our clinics are geared towards offering primary eyecare services to people of all ages. We also offer to give talks to interested groups or organisations promoting the maintenance of good vision and the prevention of eye health problems.

Clinical Services

The information in the General Eye Advice division of the Eye Advice website is mainly derived from our clinical experience and thus is generally representative of the services that we offer. Our eyecare services range from assessments for external and internal eye disease, to detailed measurements of the refractive powers of the eyes. The emphasis is centred on finding the possible contributing factors to the patients' problems in order to prevent the progression or recurrence of eye problems. Infants' and pre-schoolers' needs are special, as their visual system is much more "plastic" and is particularly responsive to appropriate help. This can be in the form of advice on diet, visual experience etc. or appropriate optical correction.

We are particularly concerned at the high rate of myopia in our community. We take a preventative approach and strongly advocate visual hygiene and the wearing of such lenses that will help to prevent progression of myopia. As computer use is the main source of close work for many people nowadays, we encourage VDU users to have a basic understanding of the special demands that VDU use has on our visual system, and of the possible solutions to eye problems that arise from VDU use.

Our research in astigmatism has markedly improved our understanding of the subject. As a consequence, among other standard measurements, we also routinely measure the curve of the cornea of the eye. In cases of astigmatism, we normally perform a separate test for astigmatism at the near distance. Astigmatism is particularly common in infants and our current efforts are directed at finding ways at helping the infant's visual system to overcome the optical defect of astigmatism.

Our striving for a causality and preventive approach has led us to understand that in many external eye diseases, especially common chronic infective conjunctivitis, infective spread from the nasal/sinus areas is the principal underlying causative factor. Our treatment of external eye disease strongly emphasises the elimination of possible causes so as to prevent recurrences.

The eye examination will usually show up any early signs of tissue damage from sun radiation. This includes early signs of cataract, pterygia, age-related macular degeneration, etc. As sun protection is important, we often advise on the best form of sun protection, depending on the individual's needs.

If early signs of possible glaucoma are noted upon routine testing, e.g. elevated eye pressures, further tests are performed including visual fields testing. An attempt is then made to find the possible contributing factors. Based on our findings, we offer recommendations that are aimed to prevent the progression towards glaucoma. A detailed internal examination of the retina is carried out, especially when patients complain of floaters or spots in front of their vision. Anyone who may have signs of impending detachment of the retina, is referred for specialist opinion. Diabetes can lead to a range of eye problems. A strict control of blood sugar levels is encouraged and a detailed inspection of the internal eye is carried out to detect any signs of diabetic eye disease. Referral for opthalmalogical examination is arranged when necessary. The condition of keratoconus is not uncommonly seen in teenagers and younger adults. Our aim is to seek out possible contributing factors and minimise them. This will help to prevent progression of this condition. We offer contact lenses to those patients who would find greater benefits in wearing them. In the next section there is a listing and a brief explanation of the various types of spectacle lenses that are available on the market.





Our Aims and Philosophy

EYE ADVICE Clinics in Oakleigh and South Yarra

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Kon Zagoritis BScOptom FVCO

Why Have Regular Eye Examinations?

(1) To Detect Eye Problems.
(2) To Detect Possible Systemic Problems.
(3) To Follow Up Any Progressive Conditions.

What Does an Eye Examination Involve?

Dilating Drops

Preparing for an Eye Examination


Eye Injuries

Medicare Cards

Avoiding Much Close Work Before Examination

Ordering Glasses

Our Range of Services

Clinical Services

Special Interest Subjects

Public Education Services

Commonly Used Spectacle Lenses

(A) Presbyopia

(1) Single Vision Lenses for Near Work

(2) Extended Focus lenses for Near Work

(3) Bifocal Lenses

(4) Multifocal or Progressive Powered Lenses

(B) Myopia (Short-Sightedness)

(C) Long-Sightedness

The Various Forms of Sun Protection

Variety and Quality in Spectacle Frames

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