Orthoptists assist in the diagnosis and treatment of eye disease.
Wearing eye protection appropriate for the task can significantly reduce the risk of injury.
Regular eye tests or check-ups detect problems early, so you can have early treatment to minimise any permanent damage to your eyes.
You can help prevent dry eyes and minimise the risk of tired or sore eyes while reading or using a computer.
A person with vision loss needs to make adaptations in order to do some everyday activities.
The eye's complicated design means that an image can pass through its many layers and end up crisply focused on the retina.
If you are short-sighted, you will have trouble seeing objects clearly in the distance and they will appear blurry.
Smoking is thought to be a factor in age-related macular degeneration and blindness.
Blepharospasm means involuntary twitching, blinking, closure or squeezing of the eyelids.
A cataract of the eye is like the lens of a camera becoming fogged up.
People who are colourblind usually have difficulty with the colours green, yellow, orange and red
Conjunctivitis is an eye infection caused by a bacteria or virus. Symptoms include eye redness, a discharge and swollen lids. Conjunctivitis is treated with antibacterial eye drops or ointment. Children must not attend school or child care if they have conjunctivitis.
Without treatment, diabetic retinopathy can cause loss of vision and blindness.
Giant cell arteritis is inflammation of the arteries that can cause sudden blindness in one or both eyes.
Glaucoma can happen at any age and without early detection can lead to permanent vision loss and blindness.
Optic neuritis is inflammation of the optic nerve that causes blurred, grey and dim vision.
Retinitis pigmentosa is the collective name for a range of diseases that damage the retina and cause vision to deteriorate.
A clean face and clean environment are the best protection against trachoma.
Iritis can cause vision problems if it is not treated.
A pterygium is a fleshy overgrowth of the conjunctiva that may affect one or both eyes.
If a detached retina is not treated, it can lead to total blindness.
Sjogren’s syndrome can be managed with medications and products such as artificial tears and saliva.
A person suffering from dry eye syndrome does not have enough of the right kind of tears to keep the eye comfortable.
Some eye floaters look like small dots, while others appear like threads or little hairy clumps.
Always wear safety goggles or a face shield when handling liquid or powder chemicals.
Don't try to remove a foreign body from your eye - go to your doctor or hospital emergency department for help.
Some babies are born with a blocked tear duct, but other events, including infection and trauma to the nose, can cause a blocked tear duct.
Flash burns are like sunburn in the eye and can affect both your eyes. Find out more.
Styes may be red and sore, but they generally do not cause any damage to the eye or eyelids.
Braille is a reading and writing system for blind and vision impaired people, made up of raised dots that can be ?read? by touch.
Guide dogs are intelligent animals that thrive on the challenge of helping their handlers.
Occupational therapy for people with vision impairment offers new strategies and alternative ways to do things.
When you meet a person who is blind or has low vision, ask them if they want help.
Many recreational activities can be reworked to suit a person who is blind or has low vision.
There are many ways to improve home safety for people whose vision is deteriorating
With planning and preparation, most social events can be adapted to suit people with vision loss.
Guide dogs are specially bred and trained to enable people who are blind or vision impaired to achieve freedom and independence.
Many sports can be adapted to suit people who are blind or have low vision.
Corneal transplant surgery would not be possible without generous donors and their families, who have donated corneal tissue so that others may see.
Proper care of your contact lenses will help avoid irritation or damage to your eyes.
During laser eye surgery, a computer-controlled laser is used to remove microscopic amounts of tissue from the front surface of the eye.
Vision therapy is effective for everyone; however, its impact is greatest in children and young adults.
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a type of vision loss where there is a distortion or absence of the central field of vision.
A significant amount of long-sightedness can lead to blurred vision, particularly for close objects.
Refractive errors are common eye disorders causing blurry vision and are related to the focusing ability of your eyes.
Neurological vision impairment (ABI VI) is vision loss caused by damage to the areas of the brain that are responsible for sight.