ANZSS in Adelaide

This year’s squint club was held in beautiful Adelaide, with lectures held at the Women’s & Children’s Hospital. This annual meeting is always a great...

ODOB update: NZ triage guidelines

The following is special Covid-19 update from the Optometrists and Dispensing Opticians Board (ODOB) regarding NZ triage guidelines  FROM THE ODOB BOARD...

Ensure your practice stands out

Running an independent optometry practice in 2020 is challenging; managers and owners are required to wear many different hats. Not only are large competitors...

Covid-19 in NZ: What about our patients?

In a very short space of time we have plunged into the unknown. Overnight our daily vocabulary has transformed to include Covid-19, PPE, ‘flattening the...

Looking ahead: the latest from London

100% Optical is a reasonably new show to the UK optical industry; it is now in its seventh year. I worked with the show when it first began, back in February...

Merging Auckland ophthalmology

A new full-time regional coordinator is being sought to work out how best to merge Auckland’s ophthalmology services to remove disparities of care.

Allergic eye disease: itching to know more?

Allergic conjunctivitis is a common condition affecting approximately 30 to 40% of the population, depending on location.1-3 In the last decade there have...

RANZCO: Covid-19 effects on training and rotations

The following is an announcement from the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO) regarding training challenges and changes...

ODOB: Level 4 advice for the NZ optometry community

The following is an announcement from the Optometrists and Dispensing Opticians Board (ODOB) regarding the government’s Covid-19 Alert Level 4 announcement...

Seeing believing: A VM primer

I have visited well over 1000 practices in multiple continents and I have learned that there are as many ways to practice optometry as there are colours....

Magic and myopia in Las Vegas

I recently returned from a week on the West Coast of USA, primarily in Las Vegas, for the Global Specialty Lens Symposium (GSLS) held in January each year....

IPL therapy for MGD

Outcomes of a randomised controlled trialBy Dr Ally Xue, Dr Michael Wang, Dr Sue Ormonde and A/Prof Jennifer CraigEvaporative Dry Eye Evaporative disease...

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