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 how the pandemic has affected our main shopping thoroughfares and what impact that may have on optometry practices... Thankfully, the big picture is looking much better than expected...

Worrying results from Welcome to School study

Uncorrected refractive errors account for up to 96% of visual impairment in school-aged children and are associated with amblyopia and strabismus development,...

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,...

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