August 26, 2021

Spring is the season of hope, budding flowers, bouncy lambs and the end of winter! But for those who suffer from hay fever, it can be a real drag. You may have already started to experience itchy eyes and runny noses as the worst of winter is hopefully behind us. With the change of season just around the corner, now...

Spring has almost sprung, how to look after your spring related eye issues

August 26, 2021 / Eye Health

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Spring is the season of hope, budding flowers, bouncy lambs and the end of winter! But for those who suffer from hay fever, it can be a real drag. You may have already started to experience itchy eyes and runny noses as the worst of winter is hopefully behind us. With the change of season just around the corner, now...
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Have your eye drops run out?

August 18, 2021 / Eye Health

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Have you been caught short over lockdown and have run out of your eye drops? Or maybe the eye drops you normally use aren’t on the shelves in your supermarket or pharmacy? To help you navigate this we have outlined some options below. Prescription eye drops For those of you using prescription only eye drops, for example for the treatment...
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What we will be doing at the different Alert Levels

August 18, 2021 / COVID-19

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At the Eye Centre our number one priority is ensuring the safety of our patients and our staff. We want to let you know what we will be doing at each Alert Level and what we will be asking you to do as well.  Although we have been very lucky in New Zealand to have very few cases of Covid-19,...
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Staff Picks – What to do in Wellington

August 9, 2021 / Staff Picks

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The Wellington Eye Centre is located in the heart of Wellington – Cuba Street. A colourful and vibrant street filled with everything from quirky cafes to fine dining, designer clothes to vintage stores, art galleries to live music. We’ve already written about our favourite places to eat and drink around Cuba Street, so now we’re telling you our favourite things...
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Eyelash Enhancements, Eye Makeup and Their Effect on Your Eye Health

July 15, 2021 / Eye Health

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One of our previous articles looked at the importance and function of our eyelashes. And it might have you wanting to rush out to find ways to accentuate your lashes… Obviously to increase your UV protection and apparent fertility. But before you do, consider the impact these interventions may have on your eye health. This blog is about false eyelashes,...
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Winter Is Coming… But how will it affect your eyes?

June 21, 2021 / Eye Health

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As you get out winter coats, scarves and hats it’s also time to think about your eyes! The cooler weather has some downsides for eye health but some bonuses for those considering laser vision correction surgery. Dry Eye And Winter Time If you suffer from dry eye, you will probably be aware of what environmental triggers make your symptoms worse....
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Recurrent Corneal Erosion Syndrome

May 17, 2021 / Eye Health

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Recurrent corneal erosion syndrome (RCES) is a common condition affecting the skin on the front surface of the cornea. Normally the layer of skin is very adherent to the underlying tissue, called the stroma. However, in RCES the skin fails to attach securely to the underlying tissue. Making it easily moved or torn by movement of the eyelids. The condition...
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Eyelashes – What are they good for?

May 3, 2021 / Eye Health

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It’s pretty obvious why eyes are important… But have you ever considered why you have eyelashes? These seemingly innocuous rows of hairs on your eyelids are actually very useful and represent the first line of defence in protecting your eyes! 1. Defence Eyelashes help keep airborne objects such as dirt, pollen, dust, lint and debris from reaching the surfaces of...
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Staff Picks – Food and Drink

April 16, 2021 / Staff Picks

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The Wellington Eye Centre is based in the heart of the Cuba Quarter. This is the buzzing and hip area of the city, situated around Cuba Street. We’ve compiled a list of our staff picks and places to check out while you’re in the area. The street is closed off to traffic in some parts, and this is where you...
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Omega-3 Supplements for Dry Eye Disease

April 1, 2021 / Eye Health

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We know that eating a balanced diet is one of the best things we can do for our bodies and minds. However our modern busy lives make it tricky, so we often augment our diets with dietary supplements. Well the health of the eye is also dependent on our diet. There is significant evidence that omega-3 oils are beneficial for...
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How do hormones affect our eyes?

March 15, 2021 / Eye Health

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The human body secretes and circulates approximately 50 different hormones. These chemical messengers are released into the bloodstream and carried to the target organ or tissue. Different hormones act on certain aspects of bodily functions and processes. In this article, we are going to explore which hormones act on the eyes and how. What are hormones? Hormones are chemical messengers...
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Ode to the Wheatie Bag

February 19, 2021 / Eye Health

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The staff laugh, I laugh too, at this obsession.Two, three times a day I reach toward my collection. A box of small cute jelly-bean shaped bags.Choose your colour, pattern even zig zag! At first you think it’s odd, perhaps she’s mad,To offer you a small wheatie bag. I leave you alone, two minutes I’ll take.You scan the room, where’s her...
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