About Us

You’ve often heard the saying that a person’s eyes are the windows to their soul.

Well, we like to say that your eyes are your windows to the world. Your visual experience of the world cannot be easily replaced. That is why you owe it to yourself to take care of your eyes.

How can you do that?

How can you do that? Well that is where we come in. We, at Eyetopia, are one of the best Optometrists in town. We help you take care of your eyes so that you can experience this world in all its exuberance and beauty. If you’re having to squint at the small letters on textbooks or if things at a distance seem hazy to your eyes; you should consider setting up an appointment with us.

Services

We seek to offer the best eye care services to our patients. For that reason we have the most qualified professionals working with us. 

Diagnosis and treatment

With their skills and expertise they aim to provide you the best healthcare experience. They are trained to examine, diagnose, treat and manage injuries, diseases and disorders  related to the eye and the entire visual system.

Our Latest Blogs

Warning: it is not good to take a shower or swim wearing lenses

Swimming and showering with your lenses on may seem like a harmless habit, but in reality, most water sources can cause eye irritation .

In a recent report by the CDC ( Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ), the researchers explained that the lenses are subject to absorption and can swell due to impurities and microorganisms contained in tap water, deforming completely. In addition, many waters contain the Acanthamoeba microorganism , which can cause extremely painful eye infection and potentially cause blindness .

The same 2009 study explains that, in 95% of cases, Acanthamoeba infections are due to contact lenses and this happens because the microorganism comes in contact with them and manages to survive in the eye, feeding on the bacteria that populate the surface.

Even washing the lenses with tap water can cause serious damage to the eye , as well as taking a shower or swimming without first removing them. The water from the aqueduct may be pure enough to be drunk, but it is not sterile. Acanthamoeba can be contained in it , therefore, using it to soak your lenses can cause eye infections.

Avoiding making this mistake will protect the cornea from inflammation and damage that can impair vision. The discussion also applies to the water of the aqueduct which is filtered, since bacteria can lurk inside the tap and, from there, enter the water and end up on the lenses.

Do not use lenses beyond the expiration date
Perhaps you are thinking of making a deal using old contact lenses, but in reality, this behavior, after some time, could cost you dearly in terms of medical fees. Old contact lenses are covered with germs and everything that develops from the solution, proteins and other residues. This makes the lenses uncomfortable to wear and can lead to infections.

Contact lenses: the most dangerous mistakes for the eyes

The transition from glasses to contact lenses brings benefits, such as better peripheral vision. However, unlike glasses, lenses cannot be easily put on and taken off or placed on the bedside table in the evening before bedtime. Their use requires some precautions.

To avoid eye infections it is, first of all, important to avoid the most common mistakes that those who use contact lenses make, such as going to sleep without taking them off or wearing them after the expiration date.

Past studies have shown that more than 99% of contact lens users are guilty of at least risky behavior, which can lay the foundation for serious eye infections. These behaviors are so common because, before something bad happens, people generally manage to get away with it many times without problems.

Several manufacturers claim that some lenses, worn at night, are safer than others and refer to them with the expression “continuous use” (or, in English, ” extended wear “). Users thus fall into the habit of wearing them every night and start waking up with dry eyes and blurred vision.

However, a recent report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that 25% of eye infections are due to behaviors that can be changed, “which include going to sleep with lenses or wearing them for long periods of time, while some research identifies among the risk factors some problems of the lenses themselves, such as wear and tear “.

Continued use deprives the cornea, or the outermost layer of the eye, which is in contact with the lenses, of oxygen. Wearing them at night can easily lead to irritation and discomfort and, in severe cases, to develop a serious infection. sleeping with lenses is probably the main cause of microbial keratitis .

Warning: it is not good to take a shower or swim wearing lenses
Swimming and showering with your lenses on may seem like a harmless habit, but in reality, most water sources can cause eye irritation .

In a recent report by the CDC ( Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ), the researchers explained that the lenses are subject to absorption and can swell due to impurities and microorganisms contained in tap water, deforming completely. In addition, many waters contain the Acanthamoeba microorganism , which can cause extremely painful eye infection and potentially cause blindness .

All Eye related ailments

Whether it is vision tests, diagnosing problems such as nearsightedness or farsightedness,
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even diseases such as glaucoma; we have it covered on all fronts.
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Our workplace is stacked with the latest and most reliable equipment that helps us serve you better. To make things easier we also stack up on some prescription glasses and corrective lenses along with a variety of frames.
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Contact us

+61 8 9346 6000

For further information about us and our charges please visit the following website: eyetopia.com.au. You can also set up appointments through our website if you are unable to physically come to our clinic. For any queries or confusions feel free to reach out to us. We usually try to reply within a few working days.