All eyes on Napier

The gorgeous city of Napier, which proudly showcases it’s rise from the devastation of the 1931 earthquake to become the Art Deco capital of New Zealand,...

Living with MD

MDNZ is 10 years old this year. Jai Breitnauer talks to three wet MD patients who have benefited from the organisation’s support, to find out about their...

Myopia control in practice - Jagrut Lallu

How long have you offered myopia control treatments? I set up the first commercial clinic in New Zealand dedicated to myopia control and management in...

SILMO 2019: Anything goes…but sustainability grows

Trying to spot the trends at this year’s Silmo in Paris, one of the largest optical fairs in the world, was a tough ask. Thin metals, especially in rose...

The aging nurse, apps and more at AONAVIC

We may mock our Australian neighbours, especially when it comes to cricket and sandpaper, but their ophthalmic nurses sure know how to put on a conference....

My Health First Optometry Bootcamp

This September, a small Kiwi contingent crossed ‘the ditch’ for the inaugural My Health First Optometry Business Bootcamp in Kingscliffe, New South Wales....

SCC8: Earlier diagnosis, earlier treatment

The eighth Specsavers Clinical Conference (SCC8) at Melbourne Convention Centre in September had a clear focus on better diagnosis of the main eye diseases...

KeepSight: fighting diabetic eye disease in Australia

The Australian KeepSight screening initiative was launched at the end of 2018 and started in earnest at the beginning of this year.

Cataract: reducing surgical complications risks

Despite major advances in phacoemulsification cataract surgery over the last 25 years, complications still occur, albeit at a relatively low rate. The...

High myopes needn’t suffer

Historically seen as an inconvenience, myopia is now considered an epidemic, and the risk of serious conditions like retinal detachment is well-understood....

Seeing red about blue light?

“Blue light damages your eyes,” trumpets the media. Overnight Instagram influencers dazzle in impossibly gorgeous selfies in impossibly magnificent locations,...

Save Sight 2019: Eyecare’s horizon

The annual New Zealand Save Sight Society Conference was held in the country’s capital on one of its finest days this August. As always, the meeting was...

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