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Mandatory jabs for allied health professionals

It is now expected that optometrists, dispensing opticians and supporting staff will be required to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 by 1 December 2021 and receive...

Doctors urge Kiwis to get the jab

An open letter encouraging New Zealanders to get vaccinated against Covid-19 has been signed by more than 5,000 Aotearoa New Zealand doctors.   The Royal...

Remote consults relieve pressure

An evaluation of the UK’s Covid-19 Urgent Eyecare Service (CUES) found it delivered a high level of primary care alongside a reduction in emergency eyecare...

Preventive measures control myopia during pandemic

Promoting outdoor activities in kindergartens combined with undisrupted school-based preventive strategies can keep myopia levels stable, even during the...

Spike in student eyestrain during pandemic

A large proportion of university students doing online learning during the pandemic are suffering from eye fatigue, eyestrain, ocular discomfort, headaches...

Eye test to aid long-Covid diagnosis?

A routine eye examination could allow doctors to detect long Covid in patients, according to a new study.  Led by Dr Gulfidan Bitirgen from Necmettin Erbakan...

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...

OdySight – remote vision monitoring

A mobile app developed for patient remote vision monitoring affords patients and practitioners an added level of protection, particularly during long intervals...

More patients seeking help for eyestrain

Digital eyestrain is becoming more prevalent as employees spend more time in front of their screens since the Covid-19 pandemic began, sparking interest...

Covid collateral – UV lamp eye damage

US clinics have reported encountering patients who developed photokeratitis after exposure to ultraviolet (UV) germicidal lamps while attempting to eliminate...

Covid-vaccine uncertainty in NZ

There is greater uncertainty surrounding New Zealand female employees’ likeliness and willingness to get vaccinated against Covid-19 compared with the...

Covid boosts practice tech

Technology for sterilising frames topped optometrists’ purchase list following the outbreak of Covid-19 in 2020, according to a survey by US-based online...

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