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More than three-quarters of Australians over the age of 45 have an eye condition. The most common is uncorrected refractive error, such as near-sightedness (myopia), far-sightedness (hyperopia), astigmatism and presbyopia (inability to focus on near objects). Refractive error can, in most cases, easily be corrected by wearing prescription spectacles.
Many other eye conditions, however, may cause irreversible vision loss if not detected early. Having regular eye examinations will increase the chance of early detection of eye diseases that are mostly treatable. These eye diseases include:
The good news is that early changes caused by these conditions are now detectable using the advanced equipment available at CFEH.
CFEH will work with your eye-health practitioner to ensure that the latest diagnostic information is available to them, which in turn enables the "best practice" level of management.