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Month: October 2019

As your local optometrist in Canberra, we hear this remark quite often. It seems that every time you notice a change in your vision, we expect that by updating your prescription glasses would restore your sight. However, this may not be the case as we explore factors other than a prescription change that could affect your vision.
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Last week, we talked about the pros and cons of ordering your contact lenses online. This week, we look at which brand of contact lenses would be suitable for you. And, if you are a first-time contact lens wearer, we will discuss what the factors you need to consider before deciding on which brand of contact lenses you should buy are?
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It is often quite tempting to order contact lenses over the internet. It's easy and convenient. But is it safe for your eyes? Is it any different from ordering your contact lenses in person at your local optometrist? Are there any price differences? This all depends on your contact lens prescription, how recent were your contact lens fitting appointment and the type and brand of the contact lenses that were recommended.
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This week we look at whether it's more beneficial just to forfeit your optical rebate with your health fund. It seems like that every year when we visit our local optometrist, we get a new pair of glasses. We find that this is quite common for patients with a health fund with optical extras. But is it worth using your health fund towards the purchase of new glasses even though there is no clinical indication to do so?
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