Case study: There was an old lady who fly sprayed her eye…

A peculiar case of corneal oedema in an elderly patient, highlighting the importance of obtaining collateral history when there’s no obvious cause.

Style eyes: Managing the move to multifocals

I walked into my last optical appointment prepared to hear the same thing I’d heard the previous decade’s worth of visits, “Your vision is stable. Things...

A SUNY experience…

It’s safe to say, the hype around this multi-storied optical eutopia, situated on prime New York real estate, is most certainly true. The State University...

Chalkeyes presents… A fresh look

For years now, some personal style services have been swallowed up by the Starbucks theory that sameness is best. With the growing trend towards franchised...

Keeping your family business alive (if not thriving) through a pandemic

As we all know, we are in the middle of ‘interesting times’. As a family business, we are best placed to get through this, although it is going to be challenging...

OTC 2020: the good, the bad and the future therapeutics

The 2020 Ocular Therapeutics Conference (OTC) lived up to its name, providing interesting advice and discussion about new and old therapeutics for common...

Herpes zoster ophthalmicus

Herpes zoster (shingles) represents reactivation of latent herpes zoster virus in individuals with previous chickenpox infection. It occurs in one in three...

Optometry in the time of coronavirus

Excuse the bad pun, but I feel this famous Gabriel Garcia Marquez title contextualises our collective position in the midst of calamity. It is all we hear...

A Covid-19 experience: Watching a tsunami from afar

We are all spectators in life. I love sport and enjoy watching almost anything competitive. Through the years I’ve been fortunate enough to see live, the...

Coping with the lockdown: an optometrist’s view

It feels like many moons ago when the government announced New Zealand was going into lockdown and Menicare was flying off the shelves like toilet paper.

Covid-19: What about our patients?

In a very short space of time we have plunged into the unknown. Overnight our daily vocabulary has transformed to include Covid-19, PPE, ‘flattening the...

The lockdown diaries (a fictional Covid-19 experience)

A lighter look from a fictional optometrist’s perspective of the Covid-19 lockdown experience...

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