Dropped stitches in Health NZ’s tapestry

The creation of Health New Zealand meant expectations were high for the Digital Health Leaders conference in Wellington from 5-6 September. Stuart Bloomfield,...

Someone else will do it

Social media is always super excited to let me know about clever new technology. The latest recommendation is the Laundry Jet, a domestic revolution in...

Glaucoma: Confronting every angle

Glaucoma prevalence in New Zealand is increasing as our population ages, and the country’s public health system is bursting at the seams with the burden....

Now you see it, now you don’t!

I remember when I first looked through a kaleidoscope; it was a magical thing that you pointed towards the light, rotated the end piece and all the shapes...

Chalkeyes presents: Taking this bike all the way to Invercargill, son

The first time I heard about a monster bike ride from Cape Reinga to Bluff, I was in the doctor’s surgery. My GP was wiry, a keen bike rider, a role model....

In the dark

"The nothing that is not there and the nothing that is" Wallace Stevens

The illusion of choice

There is a lot to be grumpy about in our industry.

Chalkeyes presents: When Facebook says ‘no’!

Frustrated by Facebook’s decision to stop her promoting her business-to-business-focused Facebook sites after she declined to share confidential proof-of-identity...

Ups and downs, writes and wrongs

Over the years I've found that writing about the informal aspects of being a part- or full-time 'Blindy' is an odd way to pass the time. It often presents...

Chalkeyes presents: My new best friend

Almost as soon as pandemic and lockdown arrived, we were talking about the lasting changes this might bring: the ‘new normal’. I got a bit tired of hearing...

Travelling companions for sore eyes

Continuing on my ‘journey to blindness’ theme from May’s issue, I reckon it’s important to learn about the stuff that makes the trip comfortable and reject...

Covid and can-do DOs

Along with everyone else, more than a year ago now, New Zealand’s optometry practices were thrown into turmoil amid a nationwide lockdown. Returning to...

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