Eye conditions and eye diseases come in all shapes and sizes, and are generally a common part of life, with millions of people suffering from a variety of eye conditions across the world. Here on the Sunshine Coast Optometrist Dr Darin Browne sees a wide assortment of eye problems, but some are more common than others.
Eye conditions can be broken into 2 types:
1. Refractive Eye Conditions, which can be readily helped using glasses or contact lenses
2. Eye Diseases, which will require referral to an Ophthalmologist for treatment.
Some eye conditions we do not see at all here on the Sunshine Coast, for example those due to climate or living conditions (for example, trachoma). Many diseases occur as a result of general systemic disease, which means that if you have something wrong in your body it is likely to affect your eyes.
Eye Conditions Must be Looked For, Not Ignored!
Part of the difficulty in diagnosing many serious eye conditions is the fact that most of them are asymptomatic, meaning the person suffering the condition often knows nothing about it until it is far too late to treat the eye illness! The only defense we have against serious, sight threatening eye disease, is to have your eyes tested regularly, at least every 2 years. Under Medicare you are entitled to an eye examination every 2 years, and at Eye CU Optometrist we bulk bill, so to have this potentially sight saving service will cost you ZERO, other than your time.
So, even if your eyes feel OK and you have no blurred vision, eye aches or headaches, we urge you to have your eyes checked regularly at Eye CU Optometrist because this is the only way we can pick up many nasty eye conditions in time to provide adequate treatment. Darin can treat common refractive eye illness conditions here, and he has a network of top Ophthalmologists to whom he can refer any other eye conditions and diseases.
Remember, at Eye CU we bulk bill to Medicare, so it will cost you nothing from your own pocket to ensure that these eye conditions are not about to affect your vision or eye health!