Tips on Healthy Eyes

According to the Australian Government Department of Health website “The major causes of blindness and vision loss in Australia are the age-related degenerative eye diseases, such as cataract, glaucoma and age-related macular degeneration. Other conditions causing significant vision loss are diabetic retinopathy, retinitis pigmentosa, eye injuries, un-corrected or under-corrected refractive error and trachoma, which is present in some remote regions of Australia.

Certain population groups are at particular risk of experiencing avoidable vision loss, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, older people, people with a family history of eye disease, people with diabetes, and marginalised and disadvantaged people.

There are significant health and social costs associated with vision disorders, estimated at $9.85 billion per annum.

Because our eyesight changes as we get older, many of us will need to wear glasses or contact lenses as we age. Here are some tips to help keep your vision clear.

It’s important to wear the correct prescription lenses.

Have regular eye tests

An eye test is not just good for checking whether your glasses are up to date. It’s also a vital check on the health of your eyes.

An eye test can pick up eye diseases, such as glaucoma and cataracts, as well as general health problems, including diabetes and high blood pressure.

An eye test can be bulk billed to Medicare by our Sydney city Optometrists.

Wear the right lenses

An eye test will establish whether you need a different prescription for your glasses or contact lenses.

It’s important to wear the correct prescription lenses. This will improve your quality of life and reduce the risk of accidents and eye injury.

How to keep your eyes healthy

As well as having regular eye tests and wearing the correct glasses, you can do several things to keep your eyes as healthy as possible:

  • Eat well – eating a healthy, balanced diet is important for your eyes. Eating plenty of vegetables and fruit will benefit your overall health and may help protect against some conditions such as cataracts and age-related macular degeneration (AMD, see below).
  • Wear sunglasses – strong sunlight can damage your eyes and may increase your risk of cataracts. Wear sunglasses or contact lenses with a built-in UV filter to protect your eyes from harmful rays.
  • Quit smoking – smoking can increase your chances of developing conditions such as cataracts and AMD.
  • Stay a healthy weight – being overweight increases your risk of diabetes, which can lead to sight loss.
  • Use good lighting – to see well, your eyes need three times as much light when you’re 60 as they did when you were 20. Increase the daylight in your home by keeping windows clean and curtains pulled back. Make sure you have good electric lighting too, especially at the top and bottom of stairs so you can see the steps clearly. For reading or close work, use a direct light from a flexible table lamp, positioned so the light is not reflected by the page and causing glare.
  • Exercise – good circulation and oxygen intake are important for our eye health. Both of these are stimulated by regular exercise.
  • Sleep well – as you sleep, your eyes are continuously lubricated and irritants, such as dust or smoke, that may have accumulated during the day are cleared out.

Eye problems as you get older

As you get older, you become more likely to get certain eye problems:

  • Difficulty reading – eye muscles start to weaken from the age of 45. It’s a natural ageing process of the eye that happens to us all. By the time you’re 60, you’ll probably need separate reading glasses or an addition to your prescription lenses (bifocals or multifocals).
  • Floaters – these tiny specks or spots that float across your vision are normally harmless. If they persist, see an optician as they may be a sign of an underlying health condition.
  • Cataracts – easily detected in an eye test, this gradual clouding of the eye’s lens is very common in over-60s. A simple operation can restore sight.
  • Glaucoma – this is related to an increase in pressure in the eye that leads to damage of the optic nerve, which connects the eye to the brain. Left untreated, glaucoma leads to tunnel vision and, ultimately, blindness. However, if it’s detected early enough, these complications can usually be avoided with eye drops.
  • Macular degeneration (MD) – this is the name given to a group of degenerative diseases of the retina that cause progressive, painless loss of central vision, affecting the ability to see fine detail, drive, read and recognise faces. Although there is no cure for MD, there are treatment options that can slow down its progression, depending on the stage and the type of disease (wet, dry and other forms). The earlier the disease is detected, the more vision you are likely to retain. Regular checks and eye tests including the macula are recommended to reduce the risk or slow down the progression of MD

Sources: Macula Degeneration Foundation (What is Macular Degeneration?), NHS Choices, UK (Eye health tips for over-60s), My Aged Care(Hearing, vision and oral health), Vision Care NSW (Eligibility and benefits)

A spokesperson for Personal Eyes Optometry added the following:

“We like to encourage people to learn more about eye testing via our website, and then contact us to make an appointment. It makes good sense to see your optometrist at least once per year, as eye health is very important. Starting at a young age, this is something that people need to realize.”

For more information or to schedule an appointment, visit Personal Eyes Optometry.

Eye Tests and Designer Glasses in Sydney

Since 1983 one of the premier places for a professional eye test is Personal Eyes Optometry located in the beautiful art deco Dymocks Building in the heart of CBD. This oasis of calm in the heart of Sydney city located on George Street is easily accessible for almost everyone living in the Sydney area, with plenty of public transport and parking options

Eye Tests and Designer Glasses in Sydney

The optometrists at Personal Eyes Optometry, collectively, have over 90 years of experience in evaluating eye health and vision deficiencies. They offer bulk billed eye tests in Sydney to all eligible patients regardless of the complication level of their prescription. We also offer a wide range of contact lenses including specialized lenses including daily wear lenses, extended wear lenses, bifocal or progressive contact lenses, and even lenses for people with astigmatism.

Personal Eyes Optometry can meet everyone’s prescription needs. For glasses, you’ll be amazed at the vast selection of designer glasses with frames by Ted Baker, Tom Ford, SALT, Porsche Design, Lindberg, Orgreen and many, many more. Personal Eyes Optometry can help craft an individualized look that is unique and one-of-a-kind.

It’s well known that few things have a greater impact on how a person looks or comes across to others than the size, shape, and style of glasses. Sitting on your nose right in front of the person talking to you makes them a very obvious accessory. This is why it is so important to be able to choose from a very big selection of colors, shapes, sizes, and materials in order to find a frame that is both comfortable and complements your look. With over 700 frames in stock, these Sydney City Optometrists are sure to have one for you.

Having found that perfect frame for your face the experts at Personal Eyes Optometry (and they only employ qualified staff) can advise you on the best design of lenses for your prescription. Using the worlds finest lens manufacturers, including Carl Zeiss, Hoya, Rodenstock and Essilor they have a huge range of lens designs at their disposal, including ultra-thin high index lenses, Transitions lenses, super hard scratch resistance lenses, and of course the new free form multifocal lenses which have the largest reading area.

Transition lenses or Photochromatic lenses are a type of lens that darkens when exposed to light, specifically sunlight. These photochromatic lenses specifically won’t darken when the wearer is inside with artificial light. Those who are outside a great deal find this feature is helpful since they may not need a separate pair of sunglasses as they are darkened by the sun’s ultraviolet light. One of the market leaders of this technology is Transitions.

We source our optical lenses from the world’s leading manufacturers including Transitions, Carl Zeiss, Rodenstock, Hoya, Mako, Nikon, and more. Don’t forget, Personal Eyes Optometry can provide  Eye test Sydney, and one of the biggest selection of designer glasses, frames and lenses in Sydney.

Personal Eyes Optometry is a specialist provider of professional eyecare and can accurately fill your requirements for a comprehensive Eye test Sydney CBD, besides being a one-stop-shop for Fashion Spectacles Sydney CBD.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, visit online.

Leading Optometrist Sydney CBD

When it comes to your eye’s health, no one can take chances. You only have the ones you’re born with, so taking care of them is a priority. That’s where Personal Eyes Optometry, a leading Optometrist Sydney CBD comes in to help Sydneysiders keep their sight in shape. Located in the beautiful art deco Dymocks Building in the heart of CBD, Personal Eyes Optometry, the best optometrist in Sydney provides quality eye care and eyewear that cannot be surpassed anywhere in the area. With over 90 collective years of experience, the optometrists at Personal Eyes Optometry can effectively prescribe glasses or contact lenses for everyone, regardless of how complicated the prescription might be.

Leading Optometrist Sydney CBD

The range of contact lenses supplied at Personal Eyes Optometry include extended wear and progressive lenses, and they even have contact lenses for astigmatism which enables them to meet everyone’s prescription needs. Their vast selection of designer glasses with frames by Tom Ford, SALT, Porsche Design, Lindberg and very many more allows customers to find a unique look that is individual and one-of-a-kind.

Few things have more impact on how a person is perceived than the size, shape, and style of their glasses. One of the strengths of these Optometrists Sydney CBD is the vast number of frames you can select from. With over 700 Designer frames in the stock offering a large variety of colors, shapes, sizes, and materials they’re sure to find the combination that suits even the most discerning client. So no matter what style your after, we have the frame to fit it.

We the best Sydney CBD optometrists can help our patients choose lens design that solves their visual needs and complements the frames they have chosen. There are numerous combinations and factors that can affect this choice. Most people can be corrected with single vision lenses and this is the simplest design of the lens. The newest materials make these lenses extremely thin and so suitable for very strong prescriptions.

Others need bifocal or progressive lenses that give the wearer a range of vision distances in one pair of glasses. There have been significant improvements in the multifocal lenses with the introduction of Free Form progressive lenses. Theses computer lathed lenses offer the widest reading areas of any multifocal. Personal Eyes Optometrists in Sydney city have just received the latest Rodenstock Impressionist instrument from Germany. This enables the measurement of the critical lens position to a tenth of a millimeter, five-time was more accurate than was previously possible, ensuring these German-made multifocal are precisely positioned in the frame.

Another option for glasses is those that darken when exposed to light, specifically UV wavelengths. These are called photochromatic lenses and they specifically won’t darken when the wearer is inside with artificial light. Those who are outside a great deal find this feature is helpful since they may not need a separate pair of sunglasses. One of the market leaders of this technology is Transitions.

Our optometrist shop in Sydney can rely on to have the best eye care and eyewear available at affordable prices. Visit us for an eye exam and fora pair of spectacles or contacts and see what you’ve been missing.

Personal Eyes Optometry is a specialist provider of professional eyecare and can precisely fulfill your requirements for a comprehensive eye test Sydney CBD, besides being a one-stop-shop for Fashion Spectacles Sydney CBD.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, visit online.

Need Clear Vision? Come to Personal Eyes Optometry!

“O loss of sight, of thee I most complain! Blind among enemies! O worse than chains”

Nearly 500 years ago John Milton was complaining  about his eyesight. Our sight is our most precious sense. It is also our most sensitive sense and problems with our eyesight are one of the most common and irritating health issues that we have, and can significantly impact our daily life and performance at work.

At Personal Eyes Optometry, our experienced optometrists have access to the most advanced solutions for these delicate optical issues. More than ever before, the demands of modern technologies are testing our vision, and we are seeing more and more people with visual problems caused by long hours of computer work. At our centrally located office in the Sydney CBD an eye test can identify any problems.

Ocular problems affect a large segment of the population. A study in 2004 by the National Eye Institute in United States concluded that over 40 percent of population were are affected by myopia or presbyopia. The large number of people working with computers in the Sydney CBD means that for us, it is probably an even greater percentage.  An eye examination, which at  Personal Eyes Optometry can be bulk billed to Medicare will diagnose any visual deficiencies.

What can Personal Eyes Optometry offer me in terms of visual solutions?

As the name implies, Personal Eyes Optometry is dedicated to serve the unique needs of each one of our clients for eye care and eyewear. Our company offers a complete range of services to assess your vision and if necessary prescribe spectacles or contact lenses following a thorough examination. During the eye testing  our optometrists  gather extensive information regarding the functionality and health of different parts of the eye as well as a detailed investigation into the potential systemic or bodily processes that may be related to a  client’s poor vision. After the collection of this information, Personal Eyes Optometry will provide a diagnosis of any potential condition and create an action plan. Treatment and future options will also be discussed at the conclusion of the eye test.

In addition to the standard eye examination our Sydney CBD Optometrists offer several additional services such as advanced retinal imaging, laser eye surgery assessment, and some emergency services. One most important of these auxiliary services is the revolutionary retinal imaging exams. With these new, state-of-the-art digital imaging machines, our optometrists can assess the health of the retina and they are proving a valuable tool in the early diagnosis of macular degeneration and glaucoma, the two leading causes of blindness in Australia

What can Personal Eyes Optometry offer me if i want Designer Spectacles

With over 700 different frames in stock from the worlds leading designers of fashion frames, there’s sure to be one that fits even the most discerning person.

Whether it is the retro look of Tom Ford’s classic frames or the ultra light hand crafted rimless frames from Lindberg, the qualified staff at Personal Eyes Optometry can find the perfect fit from probably the largest range in the Sydney CBD. From sunglasses to contact lenses, Personal Eyes Optometry is the clear solution!

Personal Eyes Optometry is a specialist provider of professional eyecare and can precisely fulfill your requirements for a comprehensive Eye test Sydney CBD, as well as  being a one stop shop for one of the largest collections of Fashion Spectacles in Sydney CBD.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, visit online.

Optometrist Sydney CBD

Optometrist Sydney CBD

Personal Eyes Optometry, Optometrist Sydney CBD are providers of professional eyecare and quality eyewear, including Eye Testing Sydney CBD.

Established in 1982 and located in the art deco Dymocks Building, we are Optometrist CBD, in the heart of the CBD. Upstairs, away from the hustle and bustle of George Street, we offer a professional and relaxed environment for all your eye care needs, Eye Contact Lenses Sydney and Eye Test CBD.

The experienced team at Personal Eyes Optometry provides a full spectrum personalized service starting with a comprehensive Eye Test Sydney CBD to assess the health of your eyes (which can be bulk billed through Medicare), providing a professional diagnosis, and personalized advice following your Eye Test Sydney.

Why us?

Our optometrists can carry out a number of non-invasive tests to fully assess the health and function of your eyes. By thoroughly assessing your eyes we can also identify the presence of other health conditions that may exist without any symptoms, such as diabetes, hypertension, glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy, which are some of the leading causes of blindness. Early detection of these conditions can prevent irreparable damage to your eyes.

Early detection, diagnosis, and treatment are important for maintaining clear, comfortable vision and good eye health and, when possible, preventing vision-threatening diseases.

Each of our three optometrists has a minimum of 30 years experience and is skilled at Eye Testing Sydney, and prescribing spectacles lenses and contact lenses Sydney CBD, no matter how complicated your prescription may be and the team is completed by highly knowledgeable and qualified optical dispensers.

Select the perfect lense for you

We have a wide range of contact lenses Sydney, including specialized contact lenses CBD catering for people requiring bifocal/progressive lenses and those with astigmatism.

We have an extensive and carefully selected range of Sunglasses Sydney and Eye Contact Lenses CBD. At Personal Eyes Optometry, all our prescription sunglasses carry the maximum UV protection. Polarized sunglasses are very popular as they reduce glare from many surfaces alleviating eye fatigue and eyestrain.

At Personal Eyes Optometry, we stock a large range of sunglasses, including some of the latest designer sunglasses from Maui Jim, Rayban, and Jaguar, and we can now even fit your prescription sunglass lenses into the popular wrapped frame designs.

If you want an individual look with Sunglasses Sydney CBD or Eye Contact Lenses Sydney CBD, then come and talk to our friendly and knowledgeable staff.

Like to know more or make an appointment?

Call us on (02) 9235 2236
email us at

Personal Eyes Optometry
Dymocks Building, Suite 9, Level 5
428 George Street
Sydney, NSW 2000

Opening hours:

Mon-Fri 9:00am – 5:00pm

Website: Book Now

Buying Contact Lenses in Sydney CBD With Personal Eyes Optometry

For many years Personal Eyes Optometry have been supplying contact lenses in Sydney. As well as offering contact lenses in Sydney CBD, the company also supplies a large range of designer spectacles ad designer sunglasses.
Centrally located in Sydney CBD, Personal Eyes Optometry is one of the city’s most trusted sources for eye examinations, contact lenses, designer sunglasses, and spectacles.

Personal Eyes Optometry, which has been in business since 1982, offers tailored eye care, with most eye tests bulk billed to Medicare, and carries a huge range of glasses made by some of the industry’s best known fashion designers.

Each consultation with Personal Eyes Optometry is conducted by a qualified optometrists, who after giving you a comprehensive eye exam, can prescribe you with the latest developments in contact lenses, including the newly released Acuvue, Purevision, and Dalies Total One from Ciba Vision

Choosing the Right Contact Lenses

Depending on your needs, Personal Eye Optometry offers a wide range of eye contacts to choose from. More specifically, Personal Eye supplies disposable contacts, sports contact lenses, multi-focal contacts, and the newly released extended wear contacts.

The clinic works closely with popular contact lenses manufacturers like Johnson And Johnson Acuvue, Bausch And Lomb Pure Vision, Ciba Vision Pro Clear, and Coopervision Bio Infinity to ensure their patients are fitted with the right contacts for their needs and lifestyle. Personal Eyes Optometry only carries products from legitimate Australian sourced Contact Lens Manufacturers, so there are no concerns about receiving a fake contact lenses that are a risk with on line purchases.

Different Types of Contact Lenses

Active contacts, which are sometimes referred to as sport contacts, can be used underwater. They are an ideal option for athletes, outdoor adventurers, and swimmers. Extended wear contacts, on the other hand, are made for people who are frustrated by constantly having to change their lenses. In fact, people wearing extended wear lenses can keep them in while they are sleeping for up to month at a time.

We are also one of the few Optometrists in Sydney City who still fit traditional hard contact lenses for experienced contact lens wearers.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Do I need to make an appointment?

Whilst we do eye tests without an appointment if we can, our popularity means that it is advisable to call us in advance so ensure that you are seen promptly.

Q. What should I bring to my appointment?.

For your first visit to Personal Eyes Optometry patients should bring their Medicare card so that we can bulk bill an eye test, as well as your private health insurance card (if you have one) so that we can bill the health funds directly with Hicaps. To help speed things up, it is helpful if you can bring along your old prescriptions or spectacles.

Q. Can my Eye Test be bulk billed to Medicare?.

Yes, most of our eye tests are bulk billed through Medicare. Some more complicated procedures may involve a co payment or may not be billable to Medicare. We will advise you if we cannot bulk bill your treatment to Medicare.
Q. Can I claim from my private health insurance?.

Yes. Patients with private insurance will be pleased to know that at Personal Eyes Optometry we can claims on the spot electronically with HICAPS, which makes the billing process extremely straightforward and easy to understand.

We are also authorised to provide spectacles and contact lenses to Veteran Affairs clients.

Q. Should I get my contact lenses on line?.

Unfortunately, on line purchases of contact lenses can be problematic. Often these internet companies get their contact lenses from overseas and they therefore may not comply with the strict safety regulations the Australian Government Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) stipulate. At Personal Eyes Optometry we only use officially approved TGA compliant contact lenses companies.

There are increasing incidences of counterfeit contact lenses being sold through the internet. Again at Personal Eyes Optometry we only source our contact lenses from TGA compliant contact lenses companies guaranteeing the safety of lenses supplied by our Sydney CBD optometrists.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, visit our online booking page.