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Why choose Warrnambool Eyecare?
I’ll explain why I chose Warrnambool Eyecare.
I have been in the optical industry for 30 years and have worked for some of the biggest optical companies in the country, one of them in Warrnambool, for 15 years.
As an independent practice, Warrnambool Eyecare is set apart from other eye care professionals because we have the flexibility required to tailor our products and services to each individual. We are 100% locally owned by Matt and Jayson, two of our Optometrists, who both work in the practice on a day to day basis. Between our thorough Optometrists and knowledgeable dispensers, we are able to appropriately determine the best solution for each person’s needs.
We have access to a wide and varied national and international supplier base for lenses, sunglasses and optical frames. This means there are no limitations to ensuring that your glasses are suited to you and your individual visual requirements. Our Optometrists have the latest technology available and take the time to give you the best advice for your continued eye health.
For me to be able to work in a practice where customer service is the number one priority, is refreshing and makes for a very satisfying ...
Are you one of the many people suffering from foggy glasses while wearing your face mask? Here’s some ideas to help prevent it.
A tight mask works best, pinched firmly on your nose to reduce the hot air escaping from your mask. Another way to help block any escaping air is by folding up a tissue into a skinny length and inserting it inside the mask, across your nose. This will also help to absorb any moisture created from breathing. I have seen many of our creative patients using paperclips or bobby pins to help hold the tissue in place.
Anti-fog gel or spray is also a winner if you can find some. Many suppliers are experiencing a shortage as you can imagine, so if you see some grab it while you can! In my opinion the gel buffed into the back and front of your lenses is the best option, however different brands and formulas will prove different results. Do not expect that anti-fog solutions will completely solve your problems but they will definitely help.
Regular cleaning of your glasses is always recommended but now more than ever as we are living in our face masks. If ...
Ever had something stuck in your eye?
In our profession we refer to this as a foreign body. These could be anything from metal getting stuck in your eye while welding, grass flicking up into your eye while mowing the lawns or sand from a day at the beach. It can happen to anyone and is often difficult to remove by yourself at home.
Did you know that our optometrists can easily and painlessly remove these? The best part is, you don’t have to sit and wait to be triaged at the hospital emergency department!
If you think you’ve got something stuck in your eye (and trust us, you’ll know about it), come in and see us as soon as possible to get it removed. A quick appointment with an experienced optometrist is often all that is needed to have you feeling good as new.
Below is an image of two pieces of rusty metal lodged into one of our patient’s eyes…
Luckily, Mr. V.B came in to see us quickly and no further irritation or inflammation occurred. Below ...
Most of you have probably heard about blue light blocking lenses. Those of you who haven’t, they are glasses designed to block out blue light emitted from screens. Blue light can disrupt sleep patterns, cause fatigue and sore eyes from straining.
They have become extremely popular in the last few years. Even more so since Covid-19 and the increased amount of time we are all spending on screens while we are stuck at home. Digital media use is steadily increasing as technology becomes a bigger part of our every-day lives.
The question is, do they actually work? The short answer is yes.
But, you have to make sure you do your research. As with all glasses, the quality of lens can vary and some may only block out some blue light when in reality they should block out 100%. It is also worthwhile to find a quality frame. Some online frame retailers especially, can have limited warranties and parts if something breaks.
If you are experiencing eye strain, it may be worthwhile visiting your optometrist to get an eye test first, before spending money on a pair of non-prescription blue light glasses. Even if a minor prescription is ...