Critical Vision Consulting: An Optometry Blog

Critical Vision Consulting: An Optometry Blog

  • Pterygia: A Quick Overview of Everything You Need to Know

    Plenty of areas across the country experience more than their fair share of bright and sunny days. That's part of the reason why holidaymakers continue to head to Australia, and it isn't exactly bad for natives either. However, such extensive exposure to UV light can cause health issues, and one of the lesser-known problems is pterygium, sometimes referred to as 'surfer's eye'. Here's a quick overview of everything you need to know.

  • An Overview Of The 3 Main Types Of Retinal Detachment

    Retinal detachment is a serious condition that requires surgical treatment to prevent permanent loss of vision. A complete or partial detachment of the retina from the back of the eye prevents the brain from receiving clear images from the retina. This causes you to experience a degree of vision loss and visual disturbances, such as blurred vision and floaters and flashes. Here's an overview of the three main types of retinal detachment and current corrective surgery options:

  • Got An Eye Exam? 3 WaysTo Make Your Optometrist Visit Really Count

    Many people make the mistake of thinking that an eye exam with the optometrist is just about reading a few lines and getting a prescription if you need glasses. Being well prepared allows the optometrist to offer personalised solutions for your needs. Follow these tactics to make your optometrist visit count for a lot more than you imagined. Write Down A List Of Questions Or Symptoms You Wish To Discuss

  • Tips For Buying The Right Pair Of Prescription Glasses For Your Child

    If you've recently found out that your child needs to wear prescription glasses, then you have probably begun the hunt for a suitable pair to buy for them. As you may soon find out, buying the glasses is relatively simple but getting your child to actually wear them may not be such an easy task. Here are some tips for buying glasses for children that will make the process as stress-free as possible.

  • Advice on how to shorten the recovery time after cataract surgery

    While recovery from cataract surgery should be reasonably short and pain free, provided that you are reasonably healthy, there are a few different steps you can take in order to shorten this process. It is a great surgery and most people will benefit greatly from the sharper vision as a result of having it done. But it is perfectly normal for your vision to be a bit blurry and out of focus for a few days after the surgery as you are adapting to the new environment in your eye.

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Critical Vision Consulting: An Optometry Blog

Welcome to my blog. My name is Matthew, and my blog focuses on everything related to optometry, with an emphasis on making the most of your vision consultations with your optometrists. Although I am not an optometrist, I have been involved in the industry for years as a glasses wearer. I hope that the facts, ideas and range of posts about optometry here help you, and if you share them, I hope they help your friends as well. When I'm not typing on a computer, I love to do woodworking, ski, read, follow politics and spend time with my family.