Take Advantage of Your Benefits: Claim Prescription Safety Glasses Before the Financial Year Ends

As the financial year resets in July, now is the perfect time to reassess your safety eyewear needs....

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Multifocal Contact Lenses | Your Top 9 Questions Answered

Curious about multifocal contact lenses? You're in the right place! Let's dive into the 9 most commonly asked questions people raise about these fantastic lifestyle/eyewear solutions:...

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Your Island Optical Contact Lens Masterclass | Putting In & Removing Contact Lenses

Interested in joining the millions globally who have embraced the freedom from glasses with contact lenses? Mastering their handling is key. Our guide delves into three vital aspects:...

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Frightening Frames: Halloween is Here at Island Optical

This Halloween, why not embrace the potential of your prescription glasses by making them the centrepiece of a chilling costume? We’re talking zombies in glasses and aliens in sunnies. ...

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Your Ultimate 5-Step Guide to Buying Glasses Online with Island Optical

Welcome to your "Ultimate Guide to Buying Glasses Online" by Island Optical! In this comprehensive journey, we demystify the art of online eyewear shopping, ensuring your experience is smooth and imme...

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From Confusion to Clarity | Do Glasses Make My Eyes Worse?

In the ever-changing landscape of eye care, misconceptions often cloud our judgment. A common concern is that glasses might make our eyes lazy.Is this true? Let’s discuss it!Glasses Do Not Weaken Yo...

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What To Do With Your Old Glasses: From Discard to Discovery

Embrace this practical guide designed to give your old eyewear a meaningful second life. Here, we explore three avenues for your old glasses:...

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Sun-Safe and Stylish: See Better in Spring with Polarised Sunglasses

It’s finally here! Spring has shaken off its winter coat and at Island Optical, we’re more than ready to usher in the new season. Barbeques with the family, picnics with friends. Bushwalks, headla...

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Your ‘Removing Scratches from Glasses’ Reality Check | Stop and Read This First!

OOPS, I DID IT AGAIN... You're out, caught up in the whirlwind of life, and suddenly, it happens—a massive scratch appears on your glasses after dropping them (again…)!? Oh, the horror....

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What Glasses Suit My Face? Unlocking Your Style Superpower

Your glasses are more than just a necessity; they reflect your unique style. But with so many frame options available, how do you know which ones will flatter your face shape?...

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How To Clean Glasses | Tips for Crystal Clear Eyewear, Every Time!

Are you exasperated by the ceaseless battle against those persistent smudges, mysterious streaks, and the never-ending greasy film that mysteriously reappears on your glasses immediately after a metic...

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Study Better with Great Vision from Island Optical: A Students’ Guide

Adulthood is hard. If you’ve just finished school or a gap year, this might be your first time juggling hard-core studying, share house conflicts, and (most importantly) a whole lot of socialising. ...

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Reinvent Yourself: Launch into Spring with Island Optical

It’s finally here! Spring has shaken off its winter coat and at Island Optical, we’re more than ready to usher in the new season. Barbeques with the family, picnics with friends. Bushwalks, headla...

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Family Vision: Eye Health Matters for Every Member of the Family

The kids like sports cards and video games, Mum and Dad like a glass of wine and freshly mown lawn, Grandma and Grandpa like...

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Island Optical’s Insights: 5 Questions Answered About Free-Form Lenses

Today, let's explore the universe of Free-Form and digital lens crafting, the forefront of prescription eyewear innovation, and address five pivotal queries....

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Unveiling QuickTint & QuickTint Plus | Transform Your Eyewear Experience with Island Optical

Fun Fact: There's a lens that changes colour behind your car window screen!...

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Happy Father’s Day: Your Ideal Gift Awaits at Island Optical

September 3rd is fast approaching, but we’re here to help you out…...

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G’Day, Crystal Clear Vision | 7 Reasons To Embrace Free-Form Single Vision Lenses

Did You Know? Single-vision prescription glasses have a fascinating heritage dating back to ancient times....

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Getting Gold for Clear Vision: Could Contact Lenses Be Your Secret Sports Superpower?

This July and August we’re lighting up monuments across the country in vibrant green and gold, throwing a nation’s worth of support behind the mighty...

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Unleash the Power of HT Precision Multifocal Lenses at Island Optical

Welcome to Island Optical, your trusted destination for cutting-edge vision solutions tailored to the unique needs of healthy pairs of eyes on The Apple Isle....

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HT Indoor Lenses: Revolutionizing Visual Comfort and Efficiency

In this insightful blog post, Island Optical invites you to embark on a journey into the extraordinary world of HT Indoor Lenses—a revolutionary answer to the challenges ...

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Specs for the Season:

“Meanwhile,' said Mr Tumnus, 'it is winter in Narnia, and has been for ever so long, and we shall both catch cold if we stand here talking in the snow.”...

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Safety in the Snow: Protect Your Eyes With Polarised Lenses

Winter is upon us. Right now, many people across the country find themselves delving deep into their wardrobes for thick socks, scarves, and heated blankets....

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Seize the School Holidays: Book and Eye Test for Your Child Now!

Parenthood means being the ultimate multitasker; juggling a million things at once and understanding that raising kids is a marathon, not a sprint. ...

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Blepharitis: Don’t Suffer In Blinking Silence

Here is your guide on blepharitis, a prevalent and persistent eye condition affecting MANY Tasmanians. As eye health professionals at Island Optical....

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Shedding Light on Cataracts: Promoting Awareness in June 2023

As we enter June, a month dedicated to raising awareness about cataracts, it's crucial to shine a spotlight on this prevalent eye condition that significantly impacts the lives of numerous older Austr...

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Eye Health & Contact Lenses | What Young Tasmanians Need To Know In Winter

Act on these 2 essential tips to maximise the benefits of wearing contact lenses during winter!...

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Upgrade Your Prescription Safety Glasses Today and Save Big by EOFY at Island Optical

Did You Know? Visiting Island Optical now for your safety eyewear needs avoids the End Of Financial Year Rush!...

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Understanding Macular Degeneration | Macula Awareness Month

Did you know that approximately 1-in-7 Australians aged 50 and over have some evidence of Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD)? What is Macular Degeneration? ...

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ANZAC DAY | An Important Piece of Australian History

Anzac Day: a day of great importance for Australians and New Zealanders. This day for remembrance grants us the opportunity to consider the brave soldiers who served and sacrificed their lives for the...

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Elegance Enhanced: Eyewear by Marc Jacobs at Island Optical

At Island Optical, we are thrilled to offer our customers the latest in high-fashion eyewear, including the iconic designs of Marc Jacobs! Who Is Marc Jacobs? Born in NYC in 1963, Jacobs quickly bec...

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10 Reasons To Think ” Eye Test Near Me ” Before The End of the Year

As the end of the year approaches, many people find themselves scrambling to use up their optical benefits before they reset. Here are a few reasons why you should make an appointment sooner rather th...

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3 Prescription Glasses Designs: Picking the Perfect Multifocal Glasses for Your Lifestyle

DID YOU KNOW?  When choosing the perfect multifocal lenses for yourlifestyle, three specific lens designs are on offer that transforms how you see theworld around you. So, whether at work or play, l...

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Prescription Safety Glasses – Workable Eyewear From Worksite Wonder to Weekend Warrior

It’s no secret we live in a digital age. For years, students around Australia have spent many hours each day in front of electronic hand-held devices and computer screens. However, the formal classr...

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Island Optical | Why We Are Tasmania’s One – Stop Shop for All Your Optical Needs

It's no surprise that residents and tourists alike love the Tassie life! The freshest seafood and most stunning landscapes are at our doorstep, just waiting for you to enjoy at a leisurely pace....

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Optometrist Tasmania | Why The Eyes Have It At Island Optical

It’s no secret we live in a digital age. For years, students around Australia have spent many hours each day in front of electronic hand-held devices and computer screens. However, the formal classr...

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3 Things to Factor In When Looking For “ An Optometrist Near Me ”

Individually we all have unique and varied needs regarding quality eye care. However, we all value three core things when choosing an optical provider: Quality of eye care, flexible price points, and ...

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Eye Test Near Me | The ‘Tassie Road -Trip Turmoil’ Episode

It’s no secret we live in a digital age. For years, students around Australia have spent many hours each day in front of electronic hand-held devices and computer screens. However, the formal classr...

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5 Things Your Parents Need to Know About Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a complex eye disease that affects millions of people around the world. And as our parents get older, glaucoma awareness becomes an important topic to discuss. Simply put, glaucoma is the ...

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Eye Glasses – Framing Your World

Would you like your next pair of prescription glasses to do more than just provide clarity? Today’s blog post will consider several principles, ensuring that your eyeglasses don’t just improve you...

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5 Sunglass Styles That Will Have Your Eyes Summer – Ready

It’s no secret we live in a digital age. For years, students around Australia have spent many hours each day in front of electronic hand-held devices and computer screens. However, the formal classr...

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New Year, New You: 4 Reasons to Get A Fresh Pair Of Glasses For 2023

It’s no secret we live in a digital age. For years, students around Australia have spent many hours each day in front of electronic hand-held devices and computer screens. However, the formal classr...

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Six Years In & The Findings on MiYOSMART Lenses are Looking Great

Hoya Vision Care—a front runner in optical technology innovation—has recently reported the results of the six-year follow-up clinical study done on MiYOSMART Spectacle lens...

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Get an A+ with Your Next Visit to The Island Optical.

It’s no secret we live in a digital age. For years, students around Australia have spent many hours each day in front of electronic hand-held devices and computer screens. However, the formal classr...

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Producing Prescription Lenses: Through Thick & Thin

Have you ever wondered why your pair of lenses are thicker than a previous pair?Perhaps your lenses have gotten heavier over the years, and you often wonder why?Let us provide a little background behi...

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Here’s why The Spirit of Tasmania is Still Going Strong… at Island Optical.

Did you know Island Optical is 100% Australian-owned and operated? A fact our brand is very proud to share. Since 1990—that’s right, for 32 years—Island Optical, with its two prime locations in ...

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Multifocal glasses

Multifocal lenses are different from regular lenses as they allow you to see at multiple distances. Multifocals are great for accommodating various vision needs at once, including viewing objects far ...

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Designer glasses

Eyeglasses are items you wear every day, all day, so finding ones that are comfortable and suit you is very important. There is a huge variety of frames to choose from, with options to suit all prefer...

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What is a cataract?

A cataract affects the lens of the eye, which is nestled behind the iris. The lens is responsible for generating sharp images on the retina, by using and focusing the light that passes into the eye. ...

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Contact lenses

Many people today require eyesight aid, in the form of lenses. Some prefer to use traditional eyeglasses, which become a staple part of their everyday wear, while others prefer the seamless and incons...

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Blue light filter glasses

Blue light is the natural light that makes up some of the light we get from the sun. When the sun is at its highest point in the middle of the day, we receive the most blue light and we get the least ...

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Prescription safety glasses

Eye injuries are common when working in many different occupations. From construction and carpentry to machine working and science, protective safety glasses are essential for avoiding debilitating tr...

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