Our house, in the middle of our street

Our grandfather was very loved by his family and never in any way neglected or overlooked. I just want to make that clear, because now I want to say this:...

Making a meal of it

What used to be a pleasant event has become the subject of much family debate. 'Let's eat out!' was a popular proposition. We would get into the car and...

The changing scope of optometry

As an aging population, growing patient-to-ophthalmologist ratios, demand for new treatments and an increasingly stretched healthcare dollar put eye care...

Trained operators standing by

I have yet to ride a Lime Scooter, but when it comes to the internet, boy was I an early and enthusiastic adopter. Back then there was just a solitary...

Out of sight

I must confess to being fairly ambivalent about the plight of blind folk till I joined their ranks. Sure, they were around, but - as for most people -...

Not drowning, waving at sharks

People come from all over to see the biggest tourist attraction in Auckland. Paris has a tower, San Francisco has a bridge, Auckland has an old sewage...

The power at our fingertips… is being wasted!

In NZ Optics April 2018 issue, a frustrated Chalkeyes pondered: “Imagine if our clinical data could be anonymous and pooled. What learning is hidden in...

Slack times

Set wide the window. Let me drink the day.At the end of the last column I was standing on a scaffolding five metres from the ground, getting a fresh coat...

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