What is an Orthoptist?

Posted February 28, 2017

What is an Orthoptist? Orthoptists are university trained allied health professionals who “specialise in disorders of eye movement and diagnostic prcedures related to disorders of the eye and visual system”. Orthoptic treatments of certain conditions can relieve visual symptoms and enhance visual performance. Through a unique set of skills, orthoptists play a crucial role in […]

Dr Frank Martin and Dr Michael Jones attend conferences

Posted February 14, 2017

The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) held it’s 2017 Asia Pacific conference in Brisbane on the 5-8 February 2017, attended by Dr Frank Martin and Dr Michael Jones. ARVO Asia is the largest conference for eye and vision research in the Asia-Pacific region. The four-day meeting takes place every two years, and […]

Virtual Reality and The Eyes

Posted February 10, 2017

Virtual reality – what is it, and what are the effects of virtual reality on the eyes and the visual system? Some may say virtual reality is the way of the future. Virtual reality is a fairly new technology where you view the virtual world as if you were inside the virtual space, with 360 degree […]

Astigmatism – Back to Basics

Posted February 2, 2017

Astigmatism We have been talking about refractive errors this week. Having discussed myopia and hyperopia, we move on to another type of refractive error: Astigmatism. Astigmatism is a term that a lot of people are familiar with, yet are uncertain as to what it actually means. What is Astigmatism and how is it caused? Astigmatism differs from Myopia […]