Time to book for eye check

WITH health care information changing daily amid the pandemic, little attention has been given to its effect on one of the most sensitive parts of our bodies – the eyes.

The virus can live on surfaces up to a few days; therefore, touching an infected surface, then touching your eyes, nose or mouth without washing your hands, may lead to infection.
The changes in blood sugar levels resulting from diabetes, can also affect the lens inside your eye, especially when diabetes is uncontrolled.
Therefore it’s vital to ensure you have an annual check up with long-standing optometrist Janis M Stein who says she is seeing more cases of diabetic retinopathy which can cause permanent loss of vision if left untreated.
In practice for nearly 40 years, Janis is also a Justice of the Peace (NSW).
It is essential for those aged over 65 to have an annual optometric examination that’s fully covered by Medicare; for the remainder of the population, a visual examination once every three years is advisable unless symptoms arise.
“We offer a complete optical service including visual examinations, prescribing contact lenses and glasses plus a referral service if clients need further treatment at an ophthalmologist,” she says.
With full Covid safety protocols in place, the practice is located at Shop 4, 154 Woodburn Road, Berala.
On the ground floor with plenty of parking, the practice is easily accessible for the elderly, those with disabilities or mothers with prams.
It’s open during business hours Monday to Friday and most Saturday mornings.
For further info or to make an appointment, call 9649 3675.