CHALKEYES… Give me back my patient!

‘Dave the drainlayer’ was driving his digger at the new development last week. I hadn’t seen him at the practice for more than five years.

Pro tips for helping men choose specs

Men can be a challenging section of your client population. On one hand, you have your reluctant shoppers; those who find it difficult to merely step through...

A Pacific path to eyecare

Dr Carole Poloso was completing the final stage of her ophthalmology master’s degree at the Pacific Eye Institute, University of Fiji, when Susanne Bradley...

Myopia control in practice - Jagrut Lallu

How long have you offered myopia control treatments? I set up the first commercial clinic in New Zealand dedicated to myopia control and management in...

SILMO 2019: Anything goes…but sustainability grows

Trying to spot the trends at this year’s Silmo in Paris, one of the largest optical fairs in the world, was a tough ask. Thin metals, especially in rose...

The aging nurse, apps and more at AONAVIC

We may mock our Australian neighbours, especially when it comes to cricket and sandpaper, but their ophthalmic nurses sure know how to put on a conference....

The gig economy

The gig economy has seen the introduction of a widescale labour market characterised by short-term contracts or freelance work (as opposed to permanent...

Spectacles for myopia - the classic to the brand new

Glasses will remain a central aspect for the correction and management of myopic refractive error. They are well tolerated, easy to fit and minimally...

World Optometry 2021 comes to Melbourne

The World Council of Optometry (WCO) has chosen Australia as the host country for its 4th congress to be held in 2021, to run in partnership with O=Mega21...

Retail in 2040 – will you recognise it?

Euromonitor predicts a fundamental change to the way we consume in 2040, with retail stores looking very different to today.

Cataract: reducing surgical complications risks

Despite major advances in phacoemulsification cataract surgery over the last 25 years, complications still occur, albeit at a relatively low rate. The...

Focus on glaucoma research

Primary selective laser trabeculoplasty for open-angle glaucoma and ocular hypertension:

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