How To Protect Your Eyes in The Water This Summer

Posted 3 days ago by Toni Ward

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We are so close to the holidays and firing up our BBQ's for an epic Summer with family and friends, and fingers crossed for a hot one! But first, let's...

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Top Tips for Relieving Hay Fever

Posted 22 days ago by Toni Ward

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The Summer season is so close we can almost taste it! Ice cream cones down at the waterfront and the hot sun on our backs, pure bliss.

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Apple And Raspberry Oats

Posted 3 months ago by Danielle Ross

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Known as nature’s candy, raspberries are loaded with antioxidant power to help keep eyes healthy by providing protection against UV light damage.

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Scroggin Mix Snack

Posted 3 months ago by Danielle Ross

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This is the perfect snack for in between meals, not only do these seeds and nuts contain zinc, selenium and loads of vitamins which are excellent for eye health, they...

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Macular Degeneration – Omega 3 and 6

Posted 3 months ago by Danielle Ross

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The latest research has found that dietary intake of omega-three fatty acids (docosahexaenoic acid [DHA] and eicosapentaenoic acid [EPA]), has a beneficial effect in age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

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Raw Carrot Salad

Posted 3 months ago by Danielle Ross

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Oh my goodness- where to start? Not only is this raw carrot salad packed full of antioxidant nutrients and omega-3, it’s absolutely delicious.

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Kale, Tomato And Quinoa Soup

Posted 3 months ago by Danielle Ross

Popeye was on to a very good thing, but he shouldn’t have stopped with spinach. He should have also included kale.

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Tropical Breakfast Smoothie

Posted 3 months ago by Danielle Ross

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This simple and refreshing treat is packed with lutein, zeaxanthin and vitamin C. In addition to feeding your eyes, the coconut water will replenish your body with electrolytes, and the...

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Prawn, Fennel And Spinach Salad

Posted 3 months ago by Danielle Ross

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The eyes are rich in blood vessels, fed by the heart, so a heart-healthy diet that’s low in trans and saturated fat is important to keep the blood vessels of...

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Everything you need to know about Glaucoma

Posted 4 months ago by Tracey Signal

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Glaucoma is a group of blinding eye conditions characterised by damage to the optic nerve. In most cases of glaucoma, the nerve damage is gradual and often goes unnoticed until...

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All about Ortho-k: Everything you wanted to know about corneal lens reshaping

Posted 5 months ago


Orthokeratology (or Ortho-k) is ground-breaking technology that treats vision conditions such as myopia (short sightedness) and astigmatism (refractive error) and allows for clear daytime vision without the need for eye surgery.

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Top Makeup Tips for Glasses Wearers

Posted 6 months ago by Danielle Ross

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This week, OCULA's bespectacled clients learnt how to create a stunning look with their eyewear and makeup by using these top tips.

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The ever-changing prescription: Why Myopia in children needs to be closely monitored

Posted 6 months ago

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Myopia - also known as near-sightedness or short-sightedness - is a common condition affecting both adults and children alike.

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OCULA Wanaka has moved!

Posted 7 months ago by Danielle Ross

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It's hard to keep a secret in a small town, and OCULA moving to Helwick Street quite possibly was one of the worst kept! But that's because we're just so...

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How much screen time is unhealthy for my eyes?

Posted 8 months ago by Danielle Ross

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"How much screen-time is unhealthy for my eyes?"

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9 common types of visual distortion

Posted 9 months ago by Danielle Ross

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In my previous blog, I discussed some useful tips on reducing visual stress and distortion. But it occurred to me, often people don't know that the way they see is...

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Seven top tips on reducing visual distortion

Posted 9 months ago by Danielle Ross

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Visual distortion is when either the eyes or the vision centre of the brain dont see normally.

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Three simple ways to minimise the effects of Glaucoma

Posted 9 months ago

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Hester Duplessis, one of our experienced Wanaka and Queenstown optometrists discusses the how a few small lifestyles changes can have big effect on controlling Glaucoma.

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Seven top tips to protect your eyes from allergies this Spring

Posted 12 months ago by Danielle Ross

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‘Welcome to NZ!’ they said, when I first arrived. ‘Nature’s paradise! Clean! Green!’ Yeah, ok, I admit they were right.

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Attention: All naughty contact lens wearers! (yes, YOU who leaves them in overnight)

Posted 19 months ago by Hester du Plessis

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Hester du Plessis is OCULA’s newest, internationally renowned optometrist and comes with a boatload of clinical experience.

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Tips for Good Vision in the Modern World

Posted 19 months ago


My Iphone is an extension of my arm. Seriously. My Macbook is a close second, and if I had an Ipad, well, you can bet it wouldn't be far away.

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Boredom Busters that Help Visual Skills

Posted 24 months ago by Danielle Ross

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Here are some great Christmas gift ideas that will not only keep the kids happy and entertained over the holidays, it will also have them developing great visual skills.

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