Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Visual Arts on the Gold Coast

One of the things we're passionate about at Envision Optical is the visual arts. Our friends at 19 Karen are a seriously cool local independent gallery who support and focus primarily on up and coming artists. They are always having feature shows and their next one is Saturday Feb 19 6-8pm.

It's a fun way to start your Saturday night by dropping into the gallery at Mermaid and checking out the latest cutting edge art and then heading out for dinner. I highly recommend it. Excellent brain food!

Contemporary Artspace
19 Karen Avenue, Mermaid Beach Gold Coast Q 4218
OPEN Tuesdays to Saturdays 10am - 5.00pm & by appt.
Tel: 07 555 45019 | Fax: 07 5575 3058

Friday, February 4, 2011

Latest Eye Research Breakthrough!

  • Optometric Physician reports that Scientists at the University of California, Irvine, have created an eight-layer, early stage retina from human embryonic stem cells. The Keirstead team utilized a process called differentiation, which they originated in previous studies, to create the multiple cell types necessary for the retina. To mimic early stage retinal development, the researchers needed to build microscopic gradients for solutions in which to bathe the stem cells to initiate specific differentiation paths. They are testing the early stage retinas in animal models to learn how much they improve vision. Positive results would lead to human clinical trials.
This clinical breakthrough means we are a step closer to restoring the retina in people who have scarring from conditions like Macular Degeneration. This could lead to regaining vision. Some years away but closer than before!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

February Promotion

Don't let your kids fall behind! Learning is now a life-long process. Upskilling, career changes and even study in retirement are normal in modern life. All students from primary school through to university/TAFE and post-graduate studies depend on clear, comfortable vision and healthy eyes to ensure efficient, productive learning. At Envision Optical, our optometrists ensure that comprehensive vision and eye examinations will detect any visual problems that may interfere with your learning ability.

Optometrist and children's vision specialist Sally Stevens says,
"If your child is struggling in any way in the classroom and with their learning, then a comprehensive vision examination is one of the most important investigations that must be done. Multiple studies have shown that as many as 1 in 4 children have some form of vision problem. Most of these can be easily treated if detected early enough. All of them may hinder the ability to learn if neglected."
Ensure you and your children are operating at maximum ability by having a comprehensive vision examination at Envision Optical. All Envision Optical optometrists will perform a comprehensive evaluation of your child's vision, and Sally provides specialty children's vision care for those with more complicated learning problems. She is a Fellow of the Australasian College of Behavioural Optometry and a member of the National Fellowship Examination Board. As well as her general patients, Sally consults on any specialty vision problems including:
  • Vision related learning difficulties
  • Myopia Control
  • Vision Therapy
  • Binocular vision dysfunctions
Before your kids go back to school ensure their eyes won't let them down in the year ahead. Book an examination today. All initial examinations are bulk-billed to Medicare. No referral is needed.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Specialised Vision Correction

Hi Everyone,

Just wanted to let you all know our Envision Optical contact lens guru Celia is currently in the USA attending the Global Specialty Contact Lens Symposium. This is the world's only conference on the latest research and technology in specialised contact lenses, covering topics such as ortho-K vision correction therapy, keratoconus, post surgical traumatic corneal lens fitting, inherited corneal disorders that require specialised contacts to see clearly, and contact lenses for infants. 
The conference is attended by 400 clinicians from over 25 countries, so Celia will return even more advanced in her knowledge of fitting complex contact lens cases. If you or any of your friends or family have specialised vision correction needs please contact us at Envision Optical and we can evaluate al the latest options to maximise your vision to help you enjoy life.

Friday, December 3, 2010

December Promotion

December is the time of year when those of you with health fund optical coverage need to think about using your entitlement for 2010. Midnight December 31 means most or all of this years claim $ will expire, so if you need a spare pair, a new look or some contacts or prescription sunnies, make an appointment and we can assist you in expanding your optical wardrobe.

New Years day will also mean a new years worth of claim $ so many of our patients use this rollover to claim a second pair. Our staff are experts in helping you maximise your rebate so you can receive back your full entitlement. We have a full range of options available including "no-gap" ranges where you can pay nothing out of your own pocket, or you can choose from our unique designer brands like Dilem, Von Zipper, Versace and Prada and just pay the gap.

Make sure you drop by before December 31 to check what you are able to claim!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Von Zipper Optical Now Available From Envision

Von Zipper is a surf and lifestyle brand well known to the surfers of the Gold Coast as a preferred brand of sunglasses. We're excited to let you know that the new Von Zipper optical range is now available at Envision Optical Burleigh Heads

This funky range is full of appealing retro and urban styles that will make your latest optical frames a talking point. Mainly a mens orientated range in this initial launch collection, the Von Zipper Optical range offers some serious styling for your next pair of readers. 

Drop by Envison Optical Burleigh next time you're in James Street and Mike or Sam will be glad to show you the collection. The range will be available in our other stores early in the New Year.

Image via Von Zipper