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I in 5 kids have an undetected vision problem.
Could yours be one of them?
Every parent wants to ensure their child sees every opportunity coming their way. But for a child to perform at their best, their eyes need to be working at their best as well.
Did you know that vision is responsible for 80% of all learning in a child’s first twelve years?1 A child’s eyes are constantly in use, whether they’re reading, writing, using a digital device or playing outdoors. Children often assume their vision is just like everyone else’s, which means that vision problems can easily go undetected. In fact, a staggering 1 in 5 kids have an undetected vision problem that can interfere with their ability to learn and absorb information.2
Look out for the symptoms:
  • Noticeable tilting or turning their head
  • Frequently blinking or rubbing eyes
  • Red or watery eyes
  • Difficulty reading or holding a book very close
  • Headaches and blurred or double vision
  • Squinting
  • One eye turning in or out
Put an eye test on your back to school checklist
It’s time to make an eye examination a standard part of your back to school routine. Give your child the best chance to succeed both in and out of the classroom, and get ahead of any vision problems early.
Book your child in for an eye examination with us today.
Products

Lenses

Lenses - Are You Comparing Apples with Apples?

Why do lenses vary in price when they all look the same? Lenses are highly technical products that in many cases will require a greater investment than your frames. As the many built-in benefits are not visible at a glance, comparing like for like can be difficult. 

Understanding the key features and benefits that can be built into your lenses will help you to confidently discuss with your optometrist those which are most important to you.

Lens Index (thickness and weight)


Determines the thickness and weight of lenses. 1.50 index (or CR39) is the base option and the one advertised in most package deals. As you increase the index (eg. 1.56, 1.60 and 1.67) lenses become thinner, lighter and more aesthetically pleasing. Higher indexes are especially useful for those with stronger prescriptions. 

Lens Type (type of vision correction)

SINGLE VISION LENSES

Single Vision Lenses are the most commonly prescribed lens type and are included in most packages. They have the same focal power over the whole lens, meaning they will allow you to see either up close or at a distance, but not both. You can have single vision lenses for:

  • Shortsightedness: if you have difficulties focusing on objects in the long distance (such as when driving or playing sport)

  • Longsightedness: if you have trouble focusing on objects up close (commonly known as readers)

MULTIFOCAL LENSES

Multifocal lenses allow multiple distance correction with no visible lines, making them the most convenient solution for many viewing distances. While this lens type can be more costly due to their complexity, the latest sophisticated designs will deliver more seamless and natural vision, less distortion, and provide greater flexibility in frame choice over standard options. There are three types of Multifocal lenses:

  • Progressive Lenses are made with two or three focal powers that gradually and smoothly change throughout the lens. This allows you to achieve natural vision up close, at arms length and at a long distance.

  • Extended Readers are lenses designed to help you read both up-close and at arms lengths, such as the computer screen. This eliminates the need to constantly remove glasses to focus on objects in the intermediate distance.

  • Bifocal Lenses are similar to progressive lenses except there is no gradual transition, but rather two separate focal powers splitting the lens into two distinct parts. Today bifocal lenses have been largely replaced by progressive lenses. 

Lens Design

Basic lenses common to low-cost packages are typically spherical. They have steep curves that result in a thicker appearance. Aspheric lenses are a premium alternative, producing a flatter, thinner, more comfortable and appealing finish.

Lens Enhancements & Coatings


Lens options including Transitions, anti-reflective coatings and polarising technology will enhance your visual performance, safety and the look of your lenses. These are generally treated as package extras.

  • Transition Lenses react to light and UV by changing the lenses from clear to dark and every shade in between. This allows for a smooth transition from indoors to outdoors without the need to change from spectacles into sunglasses. 

  • Anti-reflective Coatings enhance the visual performance, comfort and look of your lenses by minimising unwanted glare and reflection.

  • Scratch Resistance Coatings are applied to plastic lenses for improved durability and greatly reduce the chance of lenses being scratched in everyday situations. 

  • UV Coatings can boost the UV protection already built into your lenses to 100% for even greater protection.

Your local Eyecare Sunraysia optometrist will be able to explain the range of options mentioned above in more detail, and recommend the lenses that will best suit your lifestyle.

For more information please visit Provision.

Frames

Eyewear to Fit Your Life

ProVision optometrists are committed to providing you with a total eyecare and eyewear solution to best fit your life.

Relying on one pair of glasses for all your life’s activities will almost always be a compromise when it comes to your vision, eye comfort and eye health.

When purchasing eyewear it’s important to select a pair of frames that both suit your unique personality and lifestyle needs. There will be times when a different pair of glasses would be an advantage for other aspects of your life. That’s why we recommend specific-purpose frames and lenses to give you the best visual performance, protection, and of course style, whatever your day demands!
ProVision optometrists offer you a wide range of frames, as much a fashion accessory as they are a functional solution for your vision needs. There's no shortage of choice when it comes to frame selection!
Work Glasses
Based on your work environment and the visual tasks you perform, we recommend frame and lens solutions to maximise your vision, eye and neck comfort, UV protection and eye safety and prevent common eye problems like Eye Fatigue.
Computer Glasses
Spend a few hours or more a day on a computer or device? Computer glasses are designed to give you optimal close-up and intermediate vision as well as reduce eye fatigue, neck and shoulder discomfort and blue light emittance.
Outdoor Glasses
Prescription sunglasses are like sunscreen for your eyes delivering necessary glare and UV protection together with clear vision. Add polarised lenses and you'll have the best outdoor vision and eye protection available.
Sports Glasses
Sports specific eyewear can enhance your performance whilst protecting your eyes against harmful UV rays and injury. Sports-specific coloured lenses highlight colours, alter light levels, enhance clarity and reduce glare.
Reading Glasses 
Wear multifocal glasses and enjoy reading and other close-work? A specific pair of reading glasses will provide clear, uninterrupted vision for these activities.
Social / Occasion Glasses
You wouldn’t wear the same pair of shoes with every outfit, so why would you wear the same pair of glasses? Consider a conservative style for work, a bolder design for casual wear and something more elegant for formal occasions.
Because ProVision optometrists are not constrained by corporate guidelines and franchise arrangements limiting our choice of brands and frame selection, we can offer you a broader range of local and international brands in a variety of designs and materials to suit all lifestyles and personalities.
Learn how to choose frames to suit your face shape, and understand why you get what you pay for with regards to frame material technology, hardware and design.

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Fitovers

Spectacle Packages

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