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...

Essilor at Stamford Plaza

Optometrists, DOs and industry professionals from near and far gathered at the Stamford Plaza in Auckland for Essilor’s latest New Zealand training event....

Screening for myopia in NZ?

Myopia is the most common ocular problem internationally and prevalence is increasing. Research suggests myopia currently affects 23% of the world population,...

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...

VOSO: Eyecare in good hands in Tonga

Dr Duke Mataka is the sole ophthalmologist employed in Tonga. Since January 2019, he has been working full-time across the country's 108,000 population,...

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....

My Health First Optometry Bootcamp

This September, a small Kiwi contingent crossed ‘the ditch’ for the inaugural My Health First Optometry Business Bootcamp in Kingscliffe, New South Wales....

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...

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.

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