Excellent accessories

Eyewear trends aren’t just about the glasses on your face. Here Jai Breitnauer checks out some of the cool bits and bobs spectacle users can buy from practices...

The rise of optometry AMSR artists

Autonomous sensory meridian response (ASMR) is thought to be experienced by around 58% of the population. It’s a physical response to visual and auditory...

Contact lens-related keratitis in New Zealand

In the early Sixties, driven by the efforts of pioneering dentist-turned-contact lens manufacturer Eugene Hirst (original co-founder of Mortimer Hirst...

Light at the end of the lockdown tunnel

Roughly one year ago, the nation and the world were catapulted into our brand-new world of Covid-19 lockdown and home confinement. Fears began to surface...

Introducing the SSKR optometry module

Kiwi optometrists are being asked to sign-up to the new Save Sight Keratoconus Registry (SSKR) optometry module.

Global call for action on preventable blindness

A new report commissioned by The Lancet Global Health, co-authored by Associate Professor Jacqueline Ramke from the School of Optometry and Vision Science...

The trouble with treating VIP patients

‘VIP syndrome’ is a term used to describe the special treatment afforded VIPs. Throughout our careers, as ophthalmologists and optometrists, we will encounter...

Stars and their eyes… Mary Ingalls

If you watched Little House on the Prairie, which first aired on NBC in 1974, you might remember the story of Mary Ingalls. The television show was based...

Matters of size: when is the cornea too large?

The cornea is the most significant refractive structure of the eye, contributing two-thirds of the eye’s refractive power, the remainder coming from the...

12 easy marketing ideas for practices

Your website is your 24-hour concierge to the rest of the world. Nothing says we don’t care more than a website that is long out of date. Is your copyright...

Christmas parties social tedia

Whoopee, it’s party time! Some folks enjoy them, personally I don't! But it’s a giving time and one must make an effort. Having done so, I hope a few fellow...

Pushing ophthalmic boundaries in a Covid-19 era

The 2020 annual Save Sight Society Symposium was held on 20 November 2020 on a gorgeous day in the City of Sails at the Fisher & Paykel Clinical Educational...

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