All eyes on optical health

Today’s technology driven world has created many opportunities but has also had some adverse affects on the health of users.

Computer and smart screens use blue light which penetrates all the way to the retina (the inner lining of the back of the eye.) Laboratory studies have shown that too much exposure to blue light can damage light-sensitive cells in the retina. This causes changes that resemble those of macular degeneration, which can lead to permanent vision loss.

Advances in technology mean spectacle wearers can now be fitted for glasses which have include blue lense technology. 

Optomestrist Joe Nazarian says it’s important for an optometrist to understand your lifestyle in order to prescribe the correct lenses for you. 

“We make new glasses for what you need it for.” This means they determine aspects such as how much time to you spend in front of a screen to help find you the best prescription. 

Joe speaks with great fondness of his patients at his optical clinic in Blacktown. Having been in the trade for over 30 years now, he now treats the grandchildren of some of his first patients. 

Keeping an eye on you: Jo Nazarian and his son Shae share an  enthusiasm and passion for optical care at their clinic in Blacktown.

Keeping an eye on you: Jo Nazarian and his son Shae share an enthusiasm and passion for optical care at their clinic in Blacktown.

“I love working here in the community. We have a family run, very competitive, high quality personalised service here and I enjoy what I do.”

For over thirty years, Joe and his team – which now includes his son Shahe, have been treating patients at his award winning Optical Clinic. 

“When looking for an optomistrist, you should find someone you can trust,” he explains. “You need a practitioner who will talk to you and understand what you need, not just someone whose going to give you a pair of reading glasses and send you on your way.”

That personal service is what makes Nazarian Optomotrists unique.

Shahe Nazarian believes that every patient should be treated as an individual. It’s important to him that each patient is looked at carefully and their needs assessed specifically. 

It’s this determination to provide their clients with superior service that led them to their participation in a program at Westmead Hospital and to their winning theWentWest Partnership Award as a result.