Information on a range of eye conditions
A staggering 1 in 2 Australians are affected by eye conditions.
More than half (54%) of all Australians report having at least one long-term eye health condition, with nearly half the population wearing glasses or contact lenses.
Between 2001 and 2012, the proportion of the population affected by long sightedness rose from about 22% to 26%, while short sightedness increased from around 21% to 23%.
The likelihood of having a long-term eye condition increased with age, with 95% of people aged 55 and over affected by an eye health condition, compared with 11% of those aged 0-14.
As confronting as these statistics may be, in most cases a short visit to see your Optometrist for regular eye checks can help identify the early signs of any oncoming eye conditions.
We have added some in depth information regarding a few of the more common types of eye conditions on our website.
If you would like to read more then you can use the menu on this page to view each condition.
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