Opthamologists, optometrists and orthoptists all work to manage your eye health - but do you know what an orthoptist is? Check out the video from Orthoptics Australia to celebrate world orthoptic day: https://youtu.be/28MqjAJ9yr4
Many people know the harmful effects of smoking, which can cause heart disease and lung cancer; however many people don't realise that smoking can lead to vision loss. Studies show smoking increases the risk of age-related macular degeneration, cataracts, glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy and Dry Eye Syndrome.
The Sight for Life Foundation Theatre and Sydney/Sydney Eye Hospital are proud to be smoke-free environments, ensuring the best health for our patients.
We know that good nutrition is integral to overall health, but can it reduce the risk of eye disease?
UNSW researchers are conducting studies into the relationship between vitamins and glaucoma. They are looking for volunteers over the age of 40 to complete a 10-15 minute online survey to help assist their research. Use the link to find out more: https://is.gd/dietglaucoma
TedMed Curator, Jay Walker, asks 100 questions about COVID-19 to Peter Piot, the Director of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
This Q&A is an excellent resource for easy to understand information on COVID-19. You can read the Q&A by accessing the following link:
Today, on World Health Day, the Sight for Life Foundation would like to acknowledge, thank and celebrate our nursing staff. The Sight for Life Foundation nursing staff play an integral part in the operation of the Sight Foundation theatre and provide excellent care to all our patients. We can never thank them enough for their amazing work.
The Sight for Life Foundation would also like to thank all healthcare professionals and supporting personnel who are at the frontline of the COVID-19 fight. A coordinated effort between food service staff, nurses, delivery drivers, first responders, cleaners, administrative staff, doctors and maintenance workers is required to ensure that lives and livelihoods of our community are saved.