Frequently Asked Questions

1. If I start wearing glasses, will that make my eyes worse?

Definitely not. Only time or poor health will make your eyes worse. The first law in the medical field is ‘to cause no harm’.

2.. Do you sell glasses and contact lenses or only conduct eye examinations?

Weisz Family Optical provides the entire suite of vision solutions from eye examination and selecting appropriate frames, to designing lenses.

As a qualified, registered and experienced optometrist, Tibor Weisz can:

  • examine your eyes for vision disorders
  • prescribe, supply and repair spectacles
  • detect and diagnose signs of eye disease
  • detect and diagnose signs of health disorders involving the eyes
  • prescribe and supply contact lenses
  • analyse and treat eye co-ordination disorders
  • prescribe other specialised optical aids
  • contribute to the care of the partially sighted
  • advise on lighting
  • ergonomics for work and study

3. How long does an eye examination take? Does it hurt?

An eye examination typically takes 30 minutes. It is a painless and non-invasive process.

4. Can headaches be caused by my eyes?

Yes. Eye conditions are actually the most frequent cause of headaches. Your doctor may refer you to an optometrist as the first step in resolving frequent or painful headaches.

5. What is the difference between an optometrist and an eye doctor?

Optometrists are trained to diagnose and treat vision conditions like farsightedness, nearsightedness and astigmatism, as well as fit and prescribe contact lenses and prescription eyeglass lenses. A large part of their job is to perform refractions (vision correction exams).

Experienced, skilled optometrists can diagnose and advise on a broad range of medical conditions that impact the eye, including glaucoma, macular degeneration, cataracts, retinal disease and ocular disorders associated with diabetes and high blood pressure.

An ophthalmologist is a medical doctor that specialises in eye disease.

6. How do I know if my child has a vision problem?

Some parents become aware that their children cannot see properly or may often bump into furniture. However, the best way to determine if your child has a vision problem is to schedule an eye exam (covered by Medicare).

7. What are Dream Lenses?

Dream Lenses are an easy, comfortable and safe way to change your lifestyle – they give you sharper vision all day without the need for spectacles and contact lenses.

Optometrist Tibor Weisz employes the latest computer diagnostic technology to assess your suitability for Dream Lenses, then chooses the best local and imported super oxygen permeable contact lenses to gently reshape your cornea overnight.

No surgery. No risk. Dream Lenses progressively change the surface of the cornea while you sleep, so you’ll be free of glasses or contact lenses during waking hours. Click here for more information.

8. Can I get optical sunglasses or work goggles?

Weisz Family Optical offers optical sunglasses, safety glasses/goggles and specialised sports glasses for cycling, parasailing and a range of other activities.

9. I see floaters (little black spots). What does this mean?

You need an eye examination to determine the cause and if it is harmless.

10. I see lights flashing. What does this mean?

You need an eye examination to determine the cause and if it is harmless.

11. I have a sudden red eye. What should I do?

You need an eye examination to determine the cause and likely treatment. If however, there is considerable pain associated, it would be best to see a GP or attend the nearest Eye and Ear Hospital.