Fendalton Eye Clinic’s 25

Fendalton Eye Clinic has celebrated 25 years of delivering eyecare to Christchurch residents and beyond with a complete surgery refurbishment.

New nurse prescribers’ rules

Nurses are now eligible to initiate and renew a Special Authority for medicines they are authorised to prescribe. Effected by the Ministry of Health and...

Tech enables 3D-printed smart prescription specs

Luxexcel has launched VisionPlatform 7, a technology-agnostic system for 3D printing of prescription smartglasses. Earlier in 2021 the company demonstrated...

Essilor’s new eyewear innovation centre

EssilorLuxottica has announced the creation of an innovation centre in Dijon, France, to develop its capabilities in electrochromic and smart eyewear technologies.The...

450k Kiwi patients’ data shared

Your Health Summary (YHS), a patient-data sharing system for New Zealand’s health professionals, now holds the records of 450,000 individuals.  Launched...

CooperVision's DreamLite CLs bag EU approval

CooperVision’s Dreamlite ortho-k contact lenses for slowing myopia in children have met European Union approval criteria, earning them a CE mark. Currently...

Stars and their eyes… influencer Whitney Buha

Chicago-based fashion and lifestyle blogger Whitney Buha ended up with ptosis after a routine Botox visit. Buha, author of the blog Something Whitty, said...

Readers’ digest: how gut flora affects the eye

A review of studies whose data indicate a gut-eye axis – where the intestine’s microbiome influences eye health – has stated that a specific diet, in some...

Study compares CL microbiology

A Thai study to evaluate the bacterial adherence properties of soft contact lenses (CLs) found that HEMA lenses are most suitable for biofilm formation,...

New device may increase independence for visually impaired

Innovega’s eMacula system, pairing smart contact lenses (CLs) with display eyewear, has demonstrated positive results with partially sighted people going...

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...

Caffeine and genes – a glaucoma cocktail

A study by the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in the US is the first to show how caffeine and a patient’s genetic disposition increases the risk...

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