Glaucoma: take it or leaf it?

In 1976, Robert Randall took on the United States government and won. Diagnosed with glaucoma and having tried conventional medication, the only treatment that offered him relief was cannabis. Fighting for the right to legally use his medication, the Superior Court of the District of Columbia sided with Randall’s defence...

Covid and can-do Dos

Along with everyone else, more than a year ago now, New Zealand’s optometry practices were thrown into turmoil amid a nationwide lockdown. Returning to...

Why culture and values matter

Your vision, purpose, values and culture guide and inspire your employees. Business owners usually have a strong sense of the behaviours and attitudes...

Dispensing Matters: Helping low vision patients

Historically, referrals to Blind Low Vision New Zealand (BLVNZ) have mainly been made by ophthalmologists and optometrists when a patient’s vision reached...

The joys of optometry learning, virtually

Optometry Australia hosted its 2021 instalment of Optometry Virtually Connected (OVC) at the end of June, with more than 2,400 delegates logging in. As...

The impact of diet on glaucoma

While drop therapies and surgical intervention are commonly used to control elevated intraocular pressure (IOP) associated with glaucoma, alternative health...

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