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...

Free eye checks: peeling back a broken promise

During the 2017 election campaign, NZ First leader, and soon-to-be deputy prime minister, Winston Peters promised to provide free eye health tests for...

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...

You count your blessings

I have been in hospital. I have been counting my blessings, thankful to be in the hands of people who know what to do when things go wrong. I have been...

Chalkeyes presents: Attitude counts!

You need to consider copping an attitude when someone tells you you're going blind; I didn't have one at the time, but ‘needs must’, as they say. Despite...

Reflections from an optometric dinosaur

Christchurch optometrist Jonathan Foate completed his DipOpt in 1976, joined Rose & Connor in early 1977 and became a partner in 1980 before making...

Chalkeyes presents: Plus ça change!

The Second World War had been over for 15 years by the time I was born, but it loomed large in my young life.

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...

The fall and rise of refractive surgery

A patient with a history of refractive surgery may create a wave of anxiety in the minds of most ophthalmologists but it is the history of refractive surgery...

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