Consultation with Dr Geoff Cooper & Dr Julie Lourie from Cooper & Lourie Family Optometrist

By Marnie Adams 02 Mar 2022

Tuning the intrument. Little boy with phoropter having testing his eyes in the doctor's office.

With some Perth specialists having waitlists of up to 12 months, to say it’s been a struggle for parents to secure appointments is an understatement!

If you are seeking answers related to your child’s eyesight or general eye health, we have brought Dr Geoff Cooper and Dr Julie Lourie from Cooper & Lourie Family Optometrists to you!

Dr Geoff Cooper and Dr Julie Lourie, founders of Cooper & Lourie Family Optometrists, have been serving Perth families for over 40 years. They are among the first pioneers to offer Ortho-K lenses as a childhood myopia treatment and closely follow research in this field.

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Quick Consult with Dr Geoff Cooper & Dr Julie Lourie

Question 1. As optometrists and parents, why is childhood myopia concerning?

Myopia is a condition where the eyeball becomes progressively elongated resulting in blurred distance vision. Moderate to high degrees of myopia are associated with increased risk of retinal detachment, glaucoma and macular degeneration later in adulthood.

Myopia progression is due to genetic and environmental factors. Genetic factors cannot be modified but environmental factors can.

The onset of myopia progression is occurring at a much younger age than say 20 years ago. This is thought to be due to changes in the visual environment including lengthy periods of close work on digital devices and less time spent playing outside in sunlight.

 

Question 2. Is childhood myopia or short sightedness curable?

Childhood Myopia cannot be reduced or removed once it has developed however the rate of increase in myopia in childhood can be reduced or halted by various therapies.

 

Question 3. Is a child born with childhood myopia or is it caused by trauma such as over rubbing their eyes?

Children who become myopic are born with a predisposition to become myopic. It is not caused by trauma or eye rubbing etc. The amount of close and screen work can determine the myopia and its rate of progression.

Naturally, there will be more questions to answer...

 

Cooper & Lourie Family Optometrists have 2 practice locations being Innaloo and Nedlands. For more information or to book an appointment, please call 9386 8581 or visit www.cooperandlourie.com.au.

Start a direct conversation with either of them by submitting a form or direct message using Facebook Messenger.

To create a COVID-19 safe environment for patients, all consult rooms at Cooper & Lourie Family Optometrists are equipped with HEPA Air Filters.

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Have questions about your child's eyesight & vision?

Have your questions and concerns answered by local Perth experts in childhood vision and Ortho K therapy, Dr. Geoff Cooper, and the team at Cooper & Lourie Family Optometrists.

Dr. Geoff Cooper and Dr Julie Lourie, founders of Cooper & Lourie Family Optometrists, have been serving Perth families for over 40 years and fitting Ortho-K lenses for the last 15 years.

Both principals were among the initial pioneers to use this therapy to treat Perth children and continually follow research into this field.

Find everything you need below to make an appointment at one of Cooper and Lourie Family Optometrists' practice locations.

Alternatively, simply use the Messenger chat to the right of this screen to start a direct conversation.

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Tuning the intrument. Little boy with phoropter having testing his eyes in the doctor's office.

Cooper & Lourie Family Optometrists (Innaloo)
Westfield Innaloo Shopping Centre, Shop 1126 Ellen Stirling Blvd, Innaloo WA 6018
Contact number: 9446 1887

Opening Hours

Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Fridays | 8.30am-5.30pm
Thursday | 8.30am - 7pm
Saturday | 8.30am-5pm
Sunday | CLOSED

Cooper & Lourie Family Optometrists (Nedlands)
Broadway Fair Shopping Centre, 88 Broadway Crawley WA 6009
Contact number: 9386 8581

Opening Hours

Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Fridays | 8.30am-5.30pm
Thursday | 8.30am - 7pm
Saturday | 8.30am-4pm
Sunday | CLOSED

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