At Bupa Optical, we want to help you take care of your eyes so that you can focus on life’s precious moments.
Our optometrists can help detect and prevent early signs of eye health risks. We’ll focus on assessing both your internal and external eye health, the clarity of your vision, colour vision, focusing ability and eye movement and control. Eye examinations can also sometimes reveal signs of serious health problems such as diabetes, high blood pressure and the risk of stroke.
Some common eye conditions we are able to detect include:
A normal part of aging that causes gradual loss of ability to change the shape of the lens of our eye, to focus at normal reading distance. Presbyopia cannot be prevented but it can easily be treated using correctly prescribed reading glasses or contact lenses.
The hardening of the lens inside the eye, causing a gradual loss of vision. Cataracts are very common and can be removed and replaced with a plastic lens via surgery*.
*Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.
Macular Degeneration (MD) is an eye disease which usually effects older adults that results in progressive, painless loss of your central vision, leaving your peripheral vision intact. MD affects the macula - the central part of the retina. Decreased night vision, sensitivity to glare, the need for increased illumination or poor colour sensitivity can all be symptoms of macular degeneration.
Glaucoma is the second most common cause of blindness worldwide and the condition affects more than 300,000 Australians. Of this group, only half are currently diagnosed. Glaucoma refers to a disease where the optic nerve is slowly damaged. While it is more common as people age, it can occur at any age.
If we see signs that you may require additional treatment we will refer you to an ophthalmologist or general practitioner. In some cases, further tests are recommended and performed.
Many common conditions we see can simply be corrected with glasses or contact lenses. Book in an appointment with one of our expert optometrists today.