The post-Covid high street

New Zealand has fared well globally in the fight against Covid-19, but it has not been without cost. It is only now the smoke is clearing enough to see...

Art and optics: The beautiful and the curious

The British Optical Association Museum’s latest exhibition, Pathos Ocularis - The Beautiful and the Curious, was inspired by artist Iluá Hauck da Silva’s...

Residual refractive error after cataract surgery

Cataract surgery is the most commonly performed operation globally, with over 30,000 performed per annum in New Zealand. The surgery has transformed into...

Chalkeyes presents… Confidence clobbers clever… every time!

I once heard the most successful optometrist I have ever worked alongside tell a patient, “No, I will not fit my lenses into that piece of rubbish!” It...

Case study: Steroids and strimmers

Eye injuries from line trimmers (also known as strimmers, weed eaters, weed whackers and brush cutters) result from high velocity foreign body impact,...

2020: Year of the orthokeratologist

I have been offering ortho-k to patients for about a decade and I am still impressed by what this modality has to give.

A love of planes and frames

With a passion for aircraft and a large dose of Kiwi ingenuity, dispensing optician Daniel Walker decided to have a crack at designing his own eyewear....

Stars and their eyes…Venus, the two-faced cat

“Why fit in, when you were born to stand out?” asks Venus the cat’s owner Christina, quoting Dr Seuss on Instagram where this striking case of heterochromia...

Style eyes: Adapting to a new world of business

At the beginning of the year 2020, the optical industry was feeling good. ‘2020’ seemed to be a positive omen for us and we were in full swing, looking...

A visiting optometrist in Australia

At the end of last year, I was lucky enough to do three locum visiting optometry contracts with the Brien Holden Foundation (BHF) and local Aboriginal...

Neovascular glaucoma

Neovascular glaucoma (NVG) is a glaucoma that develops secondary to ischaemic retinal vascular disease. It is characterised by anterior segment neovascularisation...

Strabismus update

Three-year observation of children, aged three to 10 with untreated intermittent exotropiaPediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group, Cotter SA et al. Ophthalmology...

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