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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.

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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.

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Eye care

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

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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.

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Eyes

They’re your windows on the world. Discover more about your eyes’ functions, related conditions, and how to care for them.

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Long-sightedness (hyperopia)

Long-sightedness (hyperopia) is a common eye condition that causes close objects to appear blurred. Learn what causes long-sightedness and about the treatments.

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Trachoma

Did you know Australia is the only country in the developed world with trachoma, an eye infection that can cause blindness? Learn how to prevent it.

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Type 1 diabetes

Being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes can be overwhelming. However, while the condition is not curable, there are ways to manage it successfully.

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Bottle feeding with formula

Lots of different brands of infant formula are available. Read our guide to the different types of formula available to feed your baby.

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