What lies in store? A new practice design reality

Over the past month and a half, the unfolding pandemic has presented optometry with many new challenges which may alter the way we interact with patients forever. If practices are to bounce back, it will be by establishing themselves as hygienic, safe havens. We will need to inspire confidence in patients who have become hyper-hygiene conscious and ensure operations continue as close to the new normal as possible should another event, or relapse, occur...

Art and optics: The beautiful and the curious

The British Optical Association Museum’s latest exhibition, Pathos Ocularis - The Beautiful and the Curious, was inspired by artist Iluá Hauck da Silva’s...

Residual refractive error after cataract surgery

Cataract surgery is the most commonly performed operation globally, with over 30,000 performed per annum in New Zealand. The surgery has transformed into...

Chalkeyes presents… Confidence clobbers clever… every time!

I once heard the most successful optometrist I have ever worked alongside tell a patient, “No, I will not fit my lenses into that piece of rubbish!” It...

Case study: Steroids and strimmers

Eye injuries from line trimmers (also known as strimmers, weed eaters, weed whackers and brush cutters) result from high velocity foreign body impact,...

2020: Year of the orthokeratologist

I have been offering ortho-k to patients for about a decade and I am still impressed by what this modality has to give.

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