May is Macula Month!

Macula Month 2018

May is Macula Month!   

Many Australians are at risk of developing macular disease but just don’t know it. If you’re over 50 or living with diabetes you’re risk is even greater. By adopting the healthy habits below you will help minimise your risk of vision loss from macular disease, whether you have been diagnosed with the disease or not.  

How many of these “healthy habits” can you tick off?

  • I don’t smoke
  • I eat a healthy, well-balanced diet
  • I eat dark green leafy vegetables and fresh fruit daily
  • I eat fish two to three times a week
  • I choose low glycemic index (low GI) carbohydrates instead of high GI
  • I eat a handful of nuts a week
  • I limit the intake of fats and oils
  • I keep a healthy lifestyle by maintaining a healthy weight and exercising regularly
  • I have a regular comprehensive eye test and macula check  

Regular comprehensive eye tests including a macula check are essential for monitoring eye health and signs of macular disease. If it's been a while between visits, get in contact to book an appointment with us this May!

You can also download the free Macular Menu e-cookbook, filled with a range of delicious and nutritious recipes contributed from celebrities, chefs, eye health professionals, and foodies from our macular disease community.
Get it here >> https://www.mdfoundation.com.au/content/macula-menu-MM18

Get 20% off sunglasses!

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With the HBF Run for a Reason a little over a month away, Perth is in full prep mode!

While ensuring your activewear is on-point is an obvious priority, don't forget about your peepers! Quality sunglasses are a must-have to make your time in the sun as comfortable as possible, protect your eyes from harmful UV and help you see that finish line clearly! Up until the 26th of May, we're offering 20% off all prescription and non-prescription sunglasses*. Choose from a range of styles including Oroton and Ray-Ban.

Don't forget you can support Team Bullseye and help us raise funds for Manna by making a donation at our HBF Run for a Reason fundraising page!

 

*Excludes Maui Jim. Offer valid until end of trade on the 26th of May 2018. To claim the discount on prescription sunglasses, customers must have a valid spectacle prescription and purchase sunglasses frames and prescription lenses in a single transaction.

 

Team Bullseye ready to run!

This year we're teaming up with Eyes on Oxford to take part in HBF Run for a Reason!

We'll be raising funds for, Manna, a local charity that helps feed those in need. Manna prepares and distributes over 200 meals to the homeless each day and provides breakfast for disadvantaged children at 20 schools in WA.

Any donation big or small will help Manna keep their kitchen stocked, so visit our fundraising page to make a contribution and help us reach our goal of $500. You can also spread the word by sharing our page with your friends and family via email, Facebook or Twitter.

Thank you from Team Bullseye!

Closing the Gap for Vision

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Indigenous Australians are three times more likely to be blind or have vision loss than the broader population despite the eye health and vision care gap closing in recent years. 

Last week the Indigenous Eye Health Unit of University of Melbourne hosted the Close the Gap for Vision 2020 National conference with peak government, Indigenous affairs, Aboriginal community health organisations, professional associations and health care workers meeting to discuss both the gains made and to reset actions to reach the goal of eliminating the gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous eye health by the year 2020.

As Chair of the Optometry Association’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander national advisory group, Gary attended the conference and presented on the performance and future of Optometry schemes and programs.

World Glaucoma Week

Did you know more than 300,000 Australians are thought to have glaucoma, but only 50% have been diagnosed?

This World Glaucoma Week, make sure you're up to date with your eye health check. Symptoms are often 'silent' during the early stages of the disease and the development of peripheral vision loss can often go unnoticed in day-to-day life.  Early detection is key!

Visit the Glaucoma Australia website for more information.

Back to school, back to work, back to reality!

Kids New Year 2018

 

NOW THAT 2018 IS IN FULL SWING, IT'S TIME TO GET YOUR EYES READY FOR THE YEAR AHEAD!

CHECK THEIR EYES SO THEY CAN DOT THEIR I'S.

We know that for a child to perform at their best, their eyes need to as well. That's why an examination at the beginning of a school year is important to ensure their vision is developing as it should. With vision responsible for 80% of learning it's crucial that their vision is up to to the task of the year ahead.

WILL YOUR EYES WORK HARDER THAN YOU THIS YEAR?

Our vision changes throughout our lives, particularly as we hit our forties. Even a small change in vision, uncorrected, can make everyday tasks frustrating.  Feel like your eyes are working overtime? We can help you find an eyewear solution so you can see more clearly and comfortably.

MADALAH Donations Drive

We’ve teamed up with MADALAH, a not for profit organization that provides scholarships for Indigenous students from remote and regional communities. MADALAH also supports the development of a pool of positive role models and future leaders who will inspire others and illustrate the successes that can be achieved through education.

To help welcome the Year 7 scholarship recipients to their new school, we’re aiming to create 50 boarder welcome packs. The packs will contain home essentials to help the students settle into boarding life and will be presented to the students in March at their Year 7 orientation camp.

We are collecting donations of the following new, unopened items until the end of February:   

- Deodorant
- Toothpaste
- Toothbrush
- Mouthwash
- Body Wash
- Face Wash
- Shampoo
- Conditioner
- Razor
- Shaving Cream
- Sunscreen
- Hand Sanitizer
- Moisturizer
- Laundry Powder

Help us reach our goal by sharing our video below on Facebook, and visit the MADALAH website to learn more about the great work MADALAH are doing!