Diversifying your trade

When you think of an optical store, what immediately springs to mind? Do you imagine mirrors and racks of glasses with a very serious, medical vibe? Around the world, many optical stores have diversified into different products and services, their owners thinking outside the box to give customers a reason, other than eye checks and eyewear, to come back time and time again

Chalkeyes presents: Taking this bike all the way to Invercargill, son

The first time I heard about a monster bike ride from Cape Reinga to Bluff, I was in the doctor’s surgery. My GP was wiry, a keen bike rider, a role model....

A grand round-up of the latest thinking in eye disease

As one of a handful events not cancelled or moved online, Eye Doctors’ first 2022 Grand Round was well attended by around 60 participants, all eager to...

What lies beneath? Nonexudative macular neovascularisation in AMD

Recent literature has increasingly reported on a clinical entity found in the fellow eyes of patients undergoing treatment for unilateral exudative neovascular...

Stars and their eyes… Anthea Turner

British TV personality Anthea Turner, 61, encouraged her fans to get eye injuries checked out immediately, following an accident involving a curtain cord...

To ZAP or not to ZAP?

A common incidental clinical finding among optometrists is ‘narrow angles'. That worryingly thin black space on Van Herick assessment alerts us to dust...

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