Eye Health

Your eyes are the window to your general health so it’s important to have them tested regularly. At iOptical we use the latest equipment to make sure nothing goes unnoticed.

With extensive experience working with a wide range of Paediatric eye conditions in the Royal Children’s Hospital and other professional clinics our expert team are highly qualified to take care of yours and your families eye health.

Paediatric eye care refers to ocular health check-ups for children. It is important that all children have their vision and ocular health checked during an eye test. We have a special interest in strabismus (squint), amblyopia (lazy eye), congenital cataract, paediatric myopia, paediatric glaucoma and congenital retinal diseases.

Some of the signs that your child may need an eye test:

  • Squinting or eye rubbing
  • Excessive blinking
  • Headaches
  • Poor concentration at school
  • Shutting one eye
  • Head tilt or face turn
  • Strabismus (crossing of eyes, or drifting of eyes)

At iOptical we provide a thorough examination in a relaxed, safe and effective way to ensure your child is as comfortable as possible during their examination.

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Dry eye syndrome can occur when your eyes stop making tears as they normally do which can lead to scratchy, itchy, or tired eyes. With every blink, tears spread over the front surface also known as the cornea. Dry eyes cause constant irritation and sore eyes that can ultimately affect your vision. Symptoms also include burning or red eyes and blurred vision. Depending on severity of the issue we can give you eye drops to lubricate your eyes or in some cases you may need medication to help reduce inflammation. 

At iOptical we have professional equipment such as the MYAH machine which measures and assesses the level of dry eyes allowing our team to make a comprehensive diagnosis and implement a management plan if necessary. 

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Myopia, more commonly referred to as short-sightedness, occurs when the eye is effectively too long resulting in light not reaching the back of the eye (retina) to create a clear image. 

Recognisable signs include difficulty reading signs, watching television or blurry vision whilst driving. In some cases, people with more severe myopia are more likely to experience conditions such as glaucoma, or retinal detachment. 

Factors that contribute to progression of myopia include genetics and environmental conditions. Recent studies have demonstrated that children with parents who have myopia are more likely to develop the condition. In addition, increased screen time and near tasks have been seen to increase the onset and progression of myopia in children.

Progressive myopia increases the person’s risk of developing eye diseases such as glaucoma, retinal detachment, and myopic degeneration. Our mission is to work with our patients to provide the best patient centred approach to decrease likelihood of myopia progression.  

Options for the treatment of Myopia include: 

  • Specialised glasses lenses such as HOYA Miyosmart lenses  
  • Atropine eye drops
  • Contact lenses

iOptical are accredited to supply MiYOSMART lenses, developed by world leaders in children’s eye care, Hoya. These innovative lenses are a leading solution for myopia management and have been clinically proven to slow down myopia progression. 

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Diabetes is one of the fastest growing medical conditions in Australia. Left undetected Diabetes may cause diabetic retinopathy, a condition that occurs when high blood sugar damages the fine blood vessels of the eye which may lead to, bleeding, swelling and inflammation. Untreated, it can cause vision loss and in worst case scenarios lead to blindness. If it is detected early, management of the condition can stop from progressing.

Our optometrists can perform a dilated retinal examination using an eye drop to dilate the pupils. This allows for thorough examination of the retina. Retinal photography and specialised 3D scans (OCT) are performed to document the eyes’ health and are compared on an ongoing basis at future visits.

Here is some more information in advance of your appointment:

Appointment information

Your appointment will last approx. 30 minutes.

Please bring any glasses and/or contact lenses you wear, as well as the lens solution for contacts.

Drops may be used to examine your eyes which can temporarily affect your vision. Please check when making the appointment if you will be able to drive immediately afterwards.

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At iOptical we stock our preferred contact lenses in store.

Contact lenses are an alternative option to correcting a patient’s vision. There are many different types of contact lenses including soft and hard with variable prescriptions depending on the patient’s needs.

Our optometrists carry out a thorough anterior eye examination to assess the eligibility of the patient for contact lenses and provide the most suitable option. This fitting includes the consultation and measurement of the eye and the contact lens.

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Eye Care Frequently Asked Questions

Yes absolutely. At iOptical we bulk bill, so the cost of most exams is covered by Medicare for eligible card holders. However, please note that Medicare do not cover contact lens examinations, and some charges may apply for contact lens wearers. If you’d like more information, please contact our team any time.

An eye test is covered by Medicare for all eligible card holders. For those who do not have a Medicare card, a full eye examination will cost $71. There may be an additional charge of $40 for our specialised OCT scan which helps in detecting the presence of eye disease. 

Yes, you can. We have made it easy for our patients to make a booking directly from our website. If you prefer you can also call is on (03) 8339 5700. When you book online you will receive a booking confirmation shortly thereafter. 

At iOptical, our optometrists are experienced to assess the eyes of children of all ages. It is recommended that at the very least, children get their eyes tested at 4 years of age. We are more than happy to discuss with parents any concerns they may have regarding their child’s eyes at any stage. 

A contact lens prescription is obtained through a general eye examination. Our Optometrists can calculate the prescription required for eligible contact lens wearers through a consultation and tailor the needs and wants of a patient to the type of lens. Speak to one of our Optometrists for further information on contact lenses.

There are different types of contact lenses including daily, fortnightly, and monthly lenses. How often you wear them is dependent on the type of lens prescribed. Speak to one of our highly trained optometrists to discuss this further.

The purchase of glasses and/or contact lenses may be covered by your individual health fund depending on the level of cover an individual has. Speak to one of our staff members for further information.

There are many different methods. We recommend that you use our lens cleaner spray with a microfibre cloth. 

Nothing needs to be done before coming in for an eye examination. The staff at iOptical will inform you if they require any additional information. It is always a good idea to bring your existing glasses or contact lens to your appointment.

Yes, we can. Our Optometrists can examine all ocular health concerns and refer any patient to an Ophthalmologist when required. The team works very closely with many Ophthalmologists to make sure all patients are well looked after. Please speak to one of our optometrists if you believe you require a referral to an ophthalmologist.

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