General Ophthalmology

General Ophthalmology

Light passes through the cornea and lens of each eye. The cornea and lens focus light on to the back of the eye which is lined by a layer called the retina. The retina looks like wet tissue paper and it is transparent. Underneath the retina is a layer of pigment called the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) which looks like velvet and is needed to help the retina work correctly.

General Ophthalmology

The retina turns light into electricity which is sent down the optic nerve to the back of the brain (occipital lobe). The back of the brain (occipital lobe) collects the electricity signals and sends them to the left side of the brain (temporal lobe).  The temporal lobe holds vision memories that we start to form as very young children when our eyes first come into focus. We then remodel these memories constantly and make new visual memories (and remodel those) throughout our lives.

At Progressive Vision, our dedicated team of eye doctors and optometrists supported by eye technicians and eye nurses are experts in the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of eye conditions such as

  • cataracts
  • glaucoma
  • retinal conditions, such as macular degeneration
  • retinal vein occlusions and diabetic retinopathy 
  • cases involving complex surgical procedures, such as vitreo-retinal surgery such as retinal detachment, macular holes and macular pucker
  • corneal conditions
  • childhood eye conditions
  • cases with a neurological cause or component, such as optic nerve problems, abnormal eye movements, double vision, and some kinds of vision loss

We provide comprehensive consultations using the latest technology and equipment in the relaxed environment of our recently opened, state-of-the art clinic.

A regular eye test, at least once every two years should be part of everyone’s healthcare routine.  Many of the reasons people lose their sight are preventable, but only if caught early.

We offer a comprehensive
range of eye care services.

Age–related macular degeneration (AMD)

A chronic, degenerative condition affecting central vision.


A cataract is when your eye’s natural lens core becomes cloudy. This happens as we get older.


Glaucoma is a disease of the eye where eye pressure is too high, causing damage to your eye’s optic nerve. It usually happens when fluid builds up in the front part of your eye.

Vitreo-retinal surgery

Vitreo-Retinal eye surgery refers to a group of advanced, highly delicate procedures that are done deep inside the eye’s.

General ophthalmology

Light passes through the cornea and lens of each eye.  The cornea and lens focus light on to the back of the eye.

Diabetic eye disease

People with diabetes can have an eye disease called diabetic retinopathy. This is when high blood sugar levels change the blood vessels.

Retinal vein occlusion

Arteries and veins carry blood throughout your body, including your eyes.


The cornea is the clear, dome-shaped tissue on the front of your eye that forms the front of the anterior chamber of the eye.

Paediatric ophthalmology

At our specialist paediatric clinic, we work with children in a fun way. This can make eye tests and treatments.