Welcome to Eyecare Plus Optometrists Heidelberg
Melbourne optometrist Eyecare Plus Heidelberg focus on comprehensive eye examinations, prescription sunglasses, spectacle frames, contact lenses and eye health care...
Welcome to Eyecare Plus Optometrist Heidelberg
Melbourne optometrist Eyecare Plus Heidelberg focus on comprehensive eye examinations, prescription sunglasses, spectacle frames, contact lenses and eye health care for the whole family.
Our optometrists believe that a good eye exam is about making sure your eyes are healthy, your sight is clear and your vision comfortable.
This means our Heidelberg practice offers a comprehensive set of eyecare services and the latest technology in detecting eye diseases.
- All consultations are bulk-billed to Medicare when applicable.
- All health funds welcome.
FREE SECOND PAIR WITH PURCHASE OF YOUR 1ST PAIR*
For a limited time receive a second pair of prescription glasses free with your initial purchase.
Ask in practice for full details. Call us on (03) 9459 5775 or make an appointment online today!
*Conditions apply - see in store for full details. Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer.
Dry eye disease is a complex condition of the tears and ocular surface that results in discomfort, visual disturbance and instability of the tear film. Due to the high density of the corneal nerves compared to other tissues in our body, the discomfort that occurs with untreated disease causes significant distress to certain patients who are unable to function normally.
Meibomian Gland Dystrophy
Meibomian ("my-BOH-mee-an") glands are the tiny oil glands which line the margin of the eyelids (the edges which touch when the eyelids are closed). There are about 25 to 40 meibomian glands in the upper eyelid and 20 to 30 in the lower eyelid. The function of these glands is to secrete oils onto the surface of the eye. These oils help keep the tears from evaporating too quickly. The tear film lubricates and keeps the surface of our eyes healthy; it also affects how clearly we see.
A cataract is a clouding or haze of the lens inside the eye which leads to a decrease in vision. Opacities in the lens obstruct light from passing through and being focused on to the retina.
Macular Degeneration (MD) is a disease that destroys the central vision that we use for everyday tasks such as reading and driving. It is the leading cause of blindness and severe vision loss in Australia. For patients older than 50 years, one in seven will have some sign of it. While there is presently no cure for MD if it is detected early enough we can slow its progression.
Diabetic Eye Disease
Approximately 4% of people have diabetes, often undiagnosed. Diabetes can damage many parts of the body, including the eyes, causing vision problems, glaucoma, cataract and diabetic retinopathy.
Glaucoma is an eye disease which slowly destroys the optic nerve at the back of the eye. In some cases in may move rapidly. It is usually caused by increased pressure inside the eye though it may be caused by poor blood supply or a weakness of the optic nerve. Over 300,000 Australians have glaucoma. It is more common as we age but it can occur at any age.
In recent years, it has been shown that just like sunburn and skin cancers, exposure to ultra-violet (UV) radiation also causes eye damage.
Excessive UV exposure has become an increasing problem since the depletion of the ozone layer.
Eye Strain from Digital Screens
Other Common Topics
Please use the following contact details to get in touch, or fill in the form below to send us an email.
Eyecare Plus Heidelberg
|Phone:||(03) 9459 5775|
|Fax:||(03) 9457 7899|
|Address:|| 171 Burgundy Street
Heidelberg (Melbourne) VIC 3084
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