Striving for equity in eye heath

He aha te mea nui o te ao? He tangata he tangata he tangata. What is the most important thing in this world? It is people, it is people, it is people.

BOOK REVIEW: Pickwell’s Binocular Vision Anomalies, sixth edition

The first and second editions of this textbook were written by Professor David Pickwell, who specialised in binocular vision and ocular anatomy and physiology...

An eye on autism

The job of the optics industry is to support those with visual impairment and prevent others from developing it, but for patients who are neurodiverse,...

Developing a more effective eye drop for DED and other inflammatory ocular conditions

It is well recognised that tear film lipid layer instability is one of the hallmarks of evaporative dry eye disease (DED), yet most artificial tears are...

Is your workplace mentally healthy?

Small businesses are the backbone of our economy, contributing significantly to the wellbeing and prosperity of New Zealanders. Smaller workplaces employ...

Stars and their eyes… Gail Devers

Three-time Olympic gold medallist, retired track star Gail Devers has been living with Graves’ disease and symptoms of thyroid eye disease (TED) for more...

WGC 2021: Glaucoma pearls, from the spare room

My wife and I had it all worked out after the last World Glaucoma Congress (WGC) in Melbourne in 2019 – we would import my parents again to boy-sit while...

Managing DED with lipid and non-lipid eye drops

The mainstay therapy for dry eye disease (DED) is the use of artificial tear solutions to supplement the natural tear film1. The therapeutic landscape...

Dry eye disease research review

Self-reported symptoms of mask-associated dry eye

NACBO 2021: Doing it for the kids

In July, more than 120 optometrists and vision therapists from Australasia and beyond gathered online for three days of thought-provoking presentations...

SCC 2021: Come join the waka

Insights into Māori traditions, cultural practice and business values were delightfully served up with a healthy side of primary angle closure at Specsavers’...

CASE STUDY: For eyes that really pop…

A 34-year-old male was referred to the outpatient clinic with decreased vision in both eyes, which had remained stable over the preceding six months. He...

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