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...

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...

Chalkeyes presents... Adapting to the ‘dark side'

The 'dark side' always adds a bit of spice to things in movies and books; the bogey man's been with us forever in a fairly harmless way and for my part...

Chalkeyes presents: A great hop, skip and jump forward

Ingenious adaptation came to our neighborhood during lockdown number two, on a footpath, beneath the pretty trees.

Wait… you want what?!

Fierce rivalry and battles of wit, experience and education have been raging for more than a century. Often characterised by the odd bruised eye, bruised...

Optical delusions

In pre-blindy days, life was pretty comfortable; I was a reasonably successful auctioneer/antique dealer in the family business in Dunedin, strolling towards...

Chalkeyes presents: Read all about it!

If you are reading this in its lustrous glossy printed form, you have in your hands a suddenly quite rare and precious thing: a magazine.

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...

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