How Parkinson’s Disease Affects Eye Health

How Parkinson’s Disease Affects Eye Health

How Parkinson’s Disease Affects Eye Health What is Parkinson’s Disease? Parkinson’s disease is a degenerative brain disorder. It causes the brain cells responsible for making the neurotransmitter dopamine to stop working, and eventually die. Neurotransmitters like...
The Connection Between Diabetes and Vision Loss

The Connection Between Diabetes and Vision Loss

The Connection Between Diabetes and Vision Loss You probably know that diabetes is a growing problem in New Zealand. Last month it was reported in the news that the number of people with type 2 diabetes could almost double in two decades. But did you know that...
Concussion and Vision: What You Need to Know

Concussion and Vision: What You Need to Know

Concussion and Vision: What You Need to Know The long-term implications of concussion have been in the news a bit lately, connected with playing rugby. While concussions (especially repeat concussions) have a number of serious effects, one of them can be on vision. As...
Everything You Need to Know About Myopia

Everything You Need to Know About Myopia

Everything You Need to Know About Myopia What is myopia, and how can it be treated? The term ‘myopia’ might sound scary, but it’s simply the medical term for shortsightedness, or nearsightedness. If you have myopic vision, you will be able to see things up close...
Why You Should Make the Switch to Contact Lenses

Why You Should Make the Switch to Contact Lenses

Why You Should Make the Switch to Contact Lenses From comfort to eye health and the ability to play sport, there are many good reasons to try contact lenses.   If you wear glasses you probably remember the first day you received your prescription from your...