Dispensing Matters: Helping low vision patients

Historically, referrals to Blind Low Vision New Zealand (BLVNZ) have mainly been made by ophthalmologists and optometrists when a patient’s vision reached the qualifying threshold of 6/24 or 30⁰ of vision in the best corrected eye. However, at its AGM in November 2020, the membership of BLVNZ voted to add the following criteria by which a person can be referred to it for services...

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...

Glaucoma: take it or leaf it?

In 1976, Robert Randall took on the United States government and won. Diagnosed with glaucoma and having tried conventional medication, the only treatment...

Why culture and values matter

Your vision, purpose, values and culture guide and inspire your employees. Business owners usually have a strong sense of the behaviours and attitudes...

The impact of diet on glaucoma

While drop therapies and surgical intervention are commonly used to control elevated intraocular pressure (IOP) associated with glaucoma, alternative health...

OTC focuses on glaucoma

This year’s Ocular Therapeutics Conference has been divided into four ocular therapeutics evenings (OTEs) due to potential pandemic-related interruptions....

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