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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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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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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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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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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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Eye allergies

Trusted information about eye allergies from leading Australian health organisations, including links to content on simple allergic conjunctivitis.

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Objects or chemicals in the eye after care

If you have an object in your eye, you can try to flush it out, however chemicals in the eye are more serious. The following advice may be helpful to prevent any long-lasting damage.

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What does an ophthalmologist do?

Ophthalmologists (also called eye doctors or eye surgeons) specialise in eye diseases. Learn what ophthalmologists do – they are not the same as optometrists.

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Blocked tear duct

A blocked tear duct will prevent tears from draining properly, causing watery and irritated eyes. Learn what causes blocked tear ducts and about treatment.

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Black eye

A black eye is a bruise in the tissues around the eye. It’s a good idea to get it checked by a doctor in case it’s a symptom of a more serious eye injury.

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