Healthdirect Free Australian health advice you can count on.

Medical problem? Call 1800 022 222. If you need urgent medical help, call triple zero immediately

healthdirect Australia is a free service where you can talk to a nurse or doctor who can help you know what to do.

beginning of content

Search results for: "Vision Tests"

Eye tests

Regular eye tests can pick up problems before you notice any symptoms – and you don’t need a referral to see an optometrist.

Read more

Eye health tips for over-60s

Did you know that your eyes need 3 times as much light when you’re 60 as they did when you were 20 years old? Learn more about mature eyes here.

Read more

Eye health

Learn about your eyes and the best way to keep them healthy. In this page, you’ll find health eye tips and information about tests and surgical procedures.

Read more

5 reasons to look after your eyes

It's common to develop serious eye conditions as you age, or through illness and injury, but there is plenty you can do to protect your eyes from damage.

Read more

How do I pay for healthcare?

The Australian Government helps to keep down the cost of healthcare for most people who live here. This article covers the most common questions about how to pay for your healthcare.

Read more

Eye care

From quitting smoking to not sharing makeup, there are a few surprising things you can do to help protect your eyes.

Read more

Blindness

Blindness and low vision can seriously affect every part of your life, but help and support – and in some cases, even treatment – are available. Find out more.

Read more

Amblyopia (lazy eye)

The early diagnosis and treatment of amblyopia (lazy eye) with glasses, contact lenses or eye patches can prevent long-term vision problems.

Read more

Short-sightedness (myopia)

Short-sightedness, or myopia, is a common eye condition that causes distant objects to appear blurred. Learn how it affects vision and about treatment options.

Read more

Presbyopia

Presbyopia is a normal condition in which your eyes become less able to focus as you age. Learn how presbyopia changes your vision and how it can be corrected.

Read more

Healthdirect 24hr 7 days a week hotline

24 hour health advice you can count on

1800 022 222

Government Accredited with over 140 information partners

We are a government-funded service, providing quality, approved health information and advice

Australian Government, health department logo ACT Government logo New South Wales government, health department logo Northen Territory Government logo Government of South Australia, health department logo Tasmanian government logo Government of Western Australia, health department logo