Useful Links & Resources

Australian Professional Bodies our staff are members of:

www.ranzco.edu – Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists

www.ama.com.au – Australian Medical Association

www.orthoptics.org.au – Orthoptics Australia

www.australianorthopticboard.org.au – Australian Orthoptic Board

Our doctors have admitting rights at the following hospitals:

www.westmeadprivate.com.au – Westmead Private

www.chw.edu.au – Children’s Hospital at Westmead

http://www.swslhd.nsw.gov.au/bankstown/ – Bankstown Hospital

http://www.muh.org.au/ – Macquarie University Hospital

http://www.swslhd.nsw.gov.au/ccq/ - Campbelltown Hospital

http://www.swslhd.nsw.gov.au/liverpool/ – Liverpool Hospital

If your child has a vision impairment:

www.ridbc.org.au – Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children

www.visionaustralia.org.au – Vision Australia (previously known as the Royal Blind Society)

Patching Websites:

Patches are available from the following Australian websites

www.eyepatch.com.au – stick on (skin) patches

www.eyecessories.com.au – cloth patches (slide on glasses)

www.patchmate.com.au – cloth/slide on patches

www.patchmykid.com.au – cloth/slide on patches

The following US companies will ship patches to Australia:

www.myipatches.com (both adhesive and cloth)

www.funeyepatchkitsforkids.com (adhesive/skin)

www.anissasfunpatches.com (cloth)

Useful Websites for Patching:

www.patchpals.com – fun activities to do whilst wearing a patch, reward charts, as well as selling and shipping cloth patches

https://www.aao.org/pediatric-center-detail/amblyopia-patching-FAQS - amblyopia explained, hints for patching compliance, eyepatch club for children and forums for parents

www.eyeplaysafe.org.au – games with an eye safety theme

Useful Information About Learning Difficulties and Vision

https://www.aao.org/clinical-statement/joint-statement-learning-disabilities-dyslexia-vis

https://ranzco.edu/media-and-advocacy/media-centre/media-releases/media-release-articles/no-scientific-evidence-that-irlen-syndrome-exists-say-ophthalmologists - Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists Media Release and Position Statement on Irlen Lenses

http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2018/04/hrt_20180430_1752.mp3 – ABC Pocast on Irlen Lenses