Vivid Sydney 2016

Posted May 30, 2016

Whilst you’re in the Sydney CBD for your eye appointment this May and June 2016, why not stick around for the spectacular Vivid light display? Vivid is now in it’s 8th year, and is the largest light, music, arts and ideas festival in the world, and best of all, it is right on the doorstep […]

Macular Degeneration Awareness Week 2016

Posted May 22, 2016

This week – May 22-28 2016 – is Macular Degeneration Awareness week, and here at Sydney Ophthalmic Specialists, we encourage each and every one of you to get your eyes checked regularly. If you’re over 50 years of age, then you’re at risk of macular degeneration. Have your eyes checked with your optometrist or ophthalmologist […]

What To Expect When Your Eyes Are Dilated

Posted May 22, 2016

It normally takes 20 to 30 minutes for dilating eyedrops to be effective. Individuals with light coloured eyes (blue or green) will dilate faster than people with darker coloured eyes. Dilated pupils cause light sensitivity and difficulty focusing on near objects. These effects can last for several hours, depending on the strength of the drop used and on […]

Top 10 Tips To Save Your Vision

Posted May 19, 2016

  Wear sunglasses when outdoors – particularly UV protection sunglasses. This can help delay the formation of cataract and pterygium, prevent retinal damage and also protect the delicate skin around the eyes. Don’t smoke. Smoking is linked to the development of macular degeneration and cataracts. Eat right. Enjoying a healthy diet rich in fresh fruit […]

Will an Individual Who Is Blind Soon Be Able To Drive A Car?

Posted May 11, 2016

One question we are frequently asked by our young patients with vision impairment is “Will I be able to drive a car”? All too often unfortunately our answer to this all important question is “No”. That may be all a thing of the past fairly soon! The legal vision requirements for driving a car with […]

World Retinoblastoma Week 2016

Posted May 11, 2016

This week 8-15 May 2016 is world retinoblastoma awareness week. This is a great opportunity for us to spread the word in Australia about watching out for the “white glow” in children’s eyes. Did you know that 50% of adults in the UK have never heard of retinoblastoma? Here are a few quick facts about […]

Exciting News From Our Friends At RIDBC

Posted May 6, 2016

We are so proud to share with you that one of our young patients is the cover boy of the latest issue of the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC) magazine! We have known Lachlan from the age of 2 months when he first came to see our paediatric ophthalmologist Dr Michael Jones […]