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Dry Eyes: Drink Coffee? 

By Dr. Russel Lazarus, B.Optom (Hons), M.Optom | June 7, 2021

Could caffeine be the next big thing in dry eye relief? Most research shows that caffeine is a diuretic, meaning that caffeine causes the body to excrete more water, resulting in the body feeling more

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Micro-prisms and BVD

By Dr. Russel Lazarus, B.Optom (Hons), M.Optom | May 30, 2021

BVD can impact both children and adults, dramatically affecting school grades and office performance. What is BVD? Binocular Vision Dysfunction (BVD) is caused by the two eyes not working together, most frequently due to a

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Does my Baby have a Vision Problem?

By Dr. Russel Lazarus, B.Optom (Hons), M.Optom | May 23, 2021

Infant eye exams are essential to ensure your baby’s visual development meets their developmental milestones.  Most baby’s eyes are assessed by a neonatologist within a few days after birth. Undetected vision problems could affect your

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What is Visual Information Processing?

By Dr. Russel Lazarus, B.Optom (Hons), M.Optom | May 18, 2021

Have you been told your child has difficulties with their Visual Information Processing? How can optometrists help? Visual processing describes the way the brain processes visual information – this includes all information from a child’s

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Dry Eye or Eye Infection?

By Dr. Russel Lazarus, B.Optom (Hons), M.Optom | May 13, 2021

Are your eyes red and irritated? Is it dry eyes or an eye infection?   To help you out, here are the key differences between dry eyes and eye infections. Important Note: While learning about these

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When is Blurred Vision a Medical Emergency?

By Dr. Russel Lazarus, B.Optom (Hons), M.Optom | May 3, 2021

Almost everyone experiences blurry vision. If a headache occurs with or causes blurred vision, it may be due to an underlying condition or medical emergency. This blog will briefly discuss five possible causes of a

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5 Tips to Avoid Computer Eye Strain

By Dr. Russel Lazarus, B.Optom (Hons), M.Optom | April 25, 2021

Due to COVID-19, the amount of ‘screen time’ has increased significantly, as online education and Zoom are now part of everyday life. Almost 60 percent of people who use computers and digital devices daily experience

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Is there a Link between Visual Skills and Reading?

By Dr. Russel Lazarus, B.Optom (Hons), M.Optom | April 13, 2021

We thank Dr Dan Fortenbacher for the context of this blog. This is based on Dr Dan’s blog on the VisionHelp website; ‘The importance of finding the hidden link between vision and reading to help

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David Struggled for 10 Years

By Dr. Russel Lazarus, B.Optom (Hons), M.Optom | March 29, 2021

This blog is based on a patient of Dr Leonard Press OD FAAO FCOVD, editor of the VisionHelp blog. Names have been changed for privacy. There is much confusion among parents and professionals on when

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Building Self Esteem

By Dr. Russel Lazarus, B.Optom (Hons), M.Optom | March 17, 2021

Too many children are labelled as lazy learners, poor students, learning difficulty and even dyslexia and ADHD, when it could be an undiagnosed vision problem. Many children suffer with low self esteem, which can dramatically

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