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Myopia

Myopia, commonly known as short-sightedness or near-sightedness, is increasing at an alarming rate worldwide, doubling in children over the course of a single generation. 36% of Australians are predicted to be myopic by 2020 and by 2050, it’s set to increase to 55%. What is myopia? Myopia is a common eye condition where the eyeball grows too long, causing blurred distance vision. Children are typically diagnosed with myopia around 10-12 years of age. However, the age of onset is dropping, increasing…
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Presbyopia are you reading at arm’s length?

Do you find yourself having to hold the menu further away to read it? Are you struggling to read messages on your mobile phone or the small print on grocery labels? If you are, you’re not alone. These are common first signs of presbyopia, the normal loss of near focusing ability that occurs with age. Unfortunately, we can’t escape this, and most of us will start to notice this change in our early to mid-forties. The good news is that…
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The digital age – is it affecting your eyes?

The digital age has changed the way we work, learn, shop, socialise and relax. However, our eyes are not accustomed to the digital environment and many of us are feeling the strain. Australians on average are spending 10 hours a day on internet connected devices. This places stress and fatigue on our eyes and posture, resulting in a growing epidemic known as digital eye strain. What is digital eye strain? Digital Eye Strain is the physical eye discomfort felt by…
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1 in 5 children

1 in 5 kids have an undetected vision problem. 
Could yours be one of them?

Every parent wants to ensure their child sees every opportunity coming their way. But for a child to perform at their best, their eyes need to be working at their best as well.  Did you know that vision is responsible for 80% of all learning in a child’s first twelve years?1 A child’s eyes are constantly in use, whether they’re reading, writing, using a digital device or playing outdoors. Children often assume their vision is just like everyone else’s, which…
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choosing your child's glasses

Choosing your child’s glasses

Having to wear glasses for the first time can be a daunting experience for your child. Eyewear is such a significant addition to your child’s appearance, which is why it’s so important to choose glasses that make your child feel comfortable with their new look. Here are a few things to keep in mind when choosing your child’s glasses. Durability Most children are pretty hard on their glasses and they can end up being dropped, sat on, or left at…
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Could your child be myopic (short-sighted)?

What is myopia? Also know as ‘short-sightedness’ or ‘nearsightedness’ - myopia is an eye condition that makes distance vision blurry. It usually starts in childhood when the eyeball grows too long and progressively gets worse as the eye continues to grow. Myopia currently affects around 80 million children worldwide and is projected to increase to nearly half the world's population by 2050. The average age of onset is progressively getting younger. In 1983 it was 11 years old, whereas in…
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Optical extras? 

Use them or lose them by December 31st.  Did you know that you can claim ANY health fund optical benefits with us? Maximise your entitlements and our expertise to find the perfect eyewear for you. We take the time to understand how you use your eyes so that we can tailor our eyewear recommendation for your needs.   And as a bonus receive $50 OFF your next pair of glasses* We'll give you $50 OFF your purchase up until December 31st. Add…
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Why protect your eyes from UV? 

  From a young age we are educated about the dangers of sun exposure to our skin and overall health, and yet many of us are still unaware of the risks to our eyes. Did you know that your eyes are 10 times more sensitive to UV damage than your skin? Here are 4 reasons why you should protect your eyes as well as your skin, all-year-round.      4 Reasons You Should Protect Your Eyes From UV   Australia has some of…
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Why are my glasses so expensive?

‘Why are my glasses so expensive’ is a thought you may have after seeing some of our retail optical competitor’s marketing. At Rosser Optometry we aim to educate our patients on the difference in quality and craftmanship between the products that we sell and those available online or through retail optical outlets. We are unique from other providers in that we take a great deal of pride in our products and expertise.   The Value Equation Value isn’t just about…
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Why do spectacle lenses vary in price so much when they all look the same?

Why do spectacle lenses vary in price when they all look the same? Whilst spectacle lenses may all look the same it’s what you don’t see that matters. There are huge differences in quality and lens features that will affect your vision. Your prescription and/or eye issues will dictate what lens will be suitable for you. The lens selection process will determine how well and comfortably you can see with your glasses on and will determine how satisfied you are…
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