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Understanding Refractive Errors

A refractive error occurs when the image can't be perfectly focused on the retina due to disturbances of the optics of the eye. The result is a blur in vision at some distance. High refractive errors can be accompanied by headaches, difficulty reading print, print jumping around, halos and glare and double vision. While refractive… Continue reading Understanding Refractive Errors

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Gestational Diabetes? How does it affect the unborn baby’s vision?

It is not surprising that gestational diabetes can temporarily affect a mother's vision, as mentioned in the previous post. However, recent studies have found a link between mother's diabetes (Type I, Type II and gestational) and the baby's vision over the course of his/her upbringing (up to the age of 25). The studies have found… Continue reading Gestational Diabetes? How does it affect the unborn baby’s vision?

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Pregnant? What happens to your eyes?

Just another symptom from what to expect when you are expecting! or should I say not expecting?! Yes, your eyes do go through some changes whilst pregnant. While most are non-concerning and temporary, a few are more significant and require a little more care. Blurry Eyes You may have already noticed, your vision might have… Continue reading Pregnant? What happens to your eyes?

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Red flags Your baby, toddler, and child might have vision problems

Worried about your child’s vision development? I’ve got your back parents as I have collated a list of things to look out for if you think your child’s vision is compromised. Baby 0-3 months: Baby usually can see up to 30cm, even then vision is very  blurry with a limited range of colour. Using black… Continue reading Red flags Your baby, toddler, and child might have vision problems

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Parents: What to expect at the orthoptist visit

What to expect in your child’s first visit to the eye specialist. In most practices, an orthoptist would be the first point of contact for you and your child. Orthoptists are university trained eye health professionals specialising in non-surgical eye conditions relating to eye movement disorders and vision problems. Orthoptists are highly trained to work… Continue reading Parents: What to expect at the orthoptist visit