About Wimmera Eyecare
At Wimmera Eye Care, our professional and dedicated team of optometrists and optical dispensers are committed to helping our patients achieve the best possible outcomes for their eye health and vision. Our mission, therefore, is to provide our patients with the highest quality of eye care, in a responsible and caring manner, using the latest diagnostic technology, and to enhance visual clarity and comfort through the provision of personalised vision solutions. In doing so, we will continue to build longstanding and trusting relationships within the local communities that we have been servicing for over 50 years.
Protect your sight.
Don’t take it for granted.
When was the last time you had your eyes examined by an optometrist? Many people think they only need an eye test if they suspect they need glasses, but there’s more to healthy eyes than having 20/20 vision.
The eye can be affected by serious diseases, UV damage, eye fatigue and glare. All of these things can harm your eyes, with lifelong effects including decreased vision and even blindness.
Our optometrists use the latest technology to help correct poor vision, protect your eyes and prevent serious eye disease.
To maintain good vision throughout your life, it’s crucial to detect problems early and work to prevent them where possible. There are no cures for serious eye diseases such as macular degeneration, glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy, but catching them early can give you a chance to slow their progress and preserve your vision.
How would your life change if you couldn’t see? You can’t afford to be complacent about your eye health, so make it a priority and book an appointment today.
Clear, comfortable vision without harmful UV and annoying glare
You protect your skin from harmful UV rays, so what about your eyes? Whenever the sun is out, in any season, your eyes are vulnerable to UV damage. Your eyes can even be exposed to UV when it’s cloudy or when you’re in the shade.
UV damage accumulates over a lifetime, and has been linked to eye conditions including cataracts and macular degeneration. Children’s eyes are extra-susceptible to UV damage, so it’s never too early to start protecting your child’s eyes.
Our optometrists can recommend solutions to help you protect your eyes from harmful UV while giving you clearer, more comfortable vision by eliminating glare.
We all know how annoying glare can be: it can lead to eye strain and discomfort, and can even be dangerous, slowing our reaction time and increasing the risk of car accidents.
There’s no need to tolerate annoying, distracting and sometimes blinding glare when there are simple solutions for driving and outdoor activities—whether you’re playing sport, fishing or just going for a walk. Our sun-wear options will stop you from squinting and let you see the world around you in more vivid colour and detail, while staying in fashion and on trend.
The digital lifestyle, without the eye strain
The average Australian spends at least 10 hours per day using digital devices. Have you ever thought about what all that screen time is doing to your eyes?
If you experience headaches or tired eyes, or pain in your neck and shoulders from looking at a screen, you could be suffering from digital eye strain (DES), which comes from overusing digital devices.
Phone, tablet and computer screens are backlit and emit blue-violet light. Too much exposure to this blue light can cause discomfort and may also have longer-term effects on your eyes. Our optometrists can now recommend solutions to help you protect your eyes and prevent DES.
At Wimmera Eye Care, we offer a new range of lenses designed for a connected life. These are the most technologically advanced products on the market, and have been designed to fit the way you use your digital devices.
These special lenses will help relax your eyes, giving you better focus; and better yet, they’re available to everyone, whether you wear prescription glasses or not.
The right glasses for every lifestyle
How well do your glasses suit your lifestyle? Do they let you:
- See and focus up close, mid-range and at a distance?
- Use your computer while keeping a comfortable posture?
- Multitask, e.g. read or sew during the commercials while watching TV?
- Give you comfortable vision in all lighting conditions?
- Protect your eyes from harmful UV?
- See well while looking your best?
- Protect your eyes from dust, dirt and metal at work?
Many people believe that one pair of glasses is enough for all situations. But you may often find that a single pair just isn’t adequate.
There are different shoes for working, hiking and dancing. Glasses are just the same: in a varied lifestyle, you will probably need multiple pairs to achieve the best vision for every situation.
Our experienced team of optometrists and optical dispensers will help ensure that you have the right vision solution to suit your lifestyle. We can help you explore different glasses for different uses, as well as contact lenses for those who play sports or just prefer not to wear glasses.