Light at the end of the lockdown tunnel

Roughly one year ago, the nation and the world were catapulted into our brand-new world of Covid-19 lockdown and home confinement. Fears began to surface regarding potential health issues such as an increased risk of domestic violence, alcohol abuse and mental health challenges. Colleagues around the world with an interest in myopia hurried to try and advise the public of the possible perils of lockdown on their kids' eyes; a fear borne out by research now emerging...

Contact lens-related keratitis in New Zealand

In the early Sixties, driven by the efforts of pioneering dentist-turned-contact lens manufacturer Eugene Hirst (original co-founder of Mortimer Hirst...

Introducing the SSKR optometry module

Kiwi optometrists are being asked to sign-up to the new Save Sight Keratoconus Registry (SSKR) optometry module.

Global call for action on preventable blindness

A new report commissioned by The Lancet Global Health, co-authored by Associate Professor Jacqueline Ramke from the School of Optometry and Vision Science...

CCLSNZ 2021: the conference that almost wasn’t

February 2020 saw the first cases of Covid-19 appear in New Zealand. Over the following weeks borders were gradually closed and, as we know, New Zealand...

Street simulations to combat falls

By 2050, the number of people over 65 will have tripled worldwide and around one in three living at home will have at least one fall per year, according...

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