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Special Covid-19 Update: Brief update on Government Alert Level 3 Guidelines

The following is a special Covid-19 update from the optometrists and Dispensing Opticians Board (ODOB) FROM THE ODOB BOARD (14 Oct 2021):  Firstly, I would...

Mandatory jabs for ECPs

It is now expected that optometrists, dispensing opticians and supporting staff will be required to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 by 1 December 2021 and receive...

Special COVID-19 Update: Brief update on Government Alert Level 3 Guidelines and Vaccinations

The following is a special Covid-19 update from the optometrists and Dispensing Opticians Board (ODOB) FROM THE ODOB BOARD (12 Oct 2021) The Board would...

Special Covid-19 Update: Alert Level advice for Auckland

The following is a special Covid-19 update from the optometrists and Dispensing Opticians Board (ODOB) FROM THE ODOB BOARD (5 Oct 2021) The Board acknowledges...

Doctors urge Kiwis to get the jab

An open letter encouraging New Zealanders to get vaccinated against Covid-19 has been signed by more than 5,000 Aotearoa New Zealand doctors.   The Royal...

Remote consults relieve pressure

An evaluation of the UK’s Covid-19 Urgent Eyecare Service (CUES) found it delivered a high level of primary care alongside a reduction in emergency eyecare...

Preventive measures control myopia during pandemic

Promoting outdoor activities in kindergartens combined with undisrupted school-based preventive strategies can keep myopia levels stable, even during the...

Spike in student eyestrain during pandemic

A large proportion of university students doing online learning during the pandemic are suffering from eye fatigue, eyestrain, ocular discomfort, headaches...

ODOB: New Level 2 and Level 4 reminder

The following is a special Covid-19 update from the optometrists and Dispensing Opticians Board (ODOB) FROM THE ODOB BOARD (7 Sept 2021) As you will be...

ODOB: For those moving to Level 3

The following is a special Covid-19 update from the optometrists and Dispensing Opticians Board (ODOB) FROM THE ODOB BOARD (27 Aug 2021)The Board would...

ECPs asked to report Covid-19 vaccination reactions

The New Zealand Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Authority (Medsafe) is asking eyecare professionals (ECPs) to report any ocular conditions that may...

Vaccine model failing Kiwis with chronic health issues

Thousands of Kiwis with long-term health conditions remain Covid-19 vaccine hesitant while more than a quarter (29%) have not been offered a vaccine, a...

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