DISPENSING MATTERS: The pandemic fallout - change and opportunity

When Covid-19 first broke out, things had never felt so uncertain and every sector had to react quickly. Now, with a year’s hindsight, we can see how the...

The sustainability starting line

The benefits of using a materiality assessment to identify your biggest sustainability risks and opportunities, and how to bring your employees and customers...

You too can laser!

Northland nurse practitioner Fiona Bamforth is the first ophthalmic nurse in New Zealand to perform YAG laser capsulotomy and peripheral iridotomy and...

Sarcoidosis and the eye

Sarcoidosis is a multisystem inflammatory condition characterised by non-caseating granulomas. It is a leading cause of inflammatory eye disease. Although...

Ophthalmology: creating balance

The RANZCO 2021 New Zealand Branch meeting was a much-anticipated affair amid the changing climate of Covid restrictions and unpredictable alert levels....

Optometry no longer needs feminism?

In 2021, the International Women’s Day theme was #ChooseToChallenge, so Optometry Australia (OA) chose to challenge the movement of feminism in optometry....

When makeup gets in the way

In 2014 I was in my final year overseas preceptorship, shadowing a middle-aged male optometrist. The patient was a lady in her forties. He was on the slit...

BOOK REVIEW: Drug-Induced Ocular Side Effects (eighth edition)

Drug-Induced Ocular Side Effects (eighth edition) is the latest edition of a popular ocular toxicology manual by Frederick T Fraunfelder, professor emeritus...

Excellent accessories

Eyewear trends aren’t just about the glasses on your face. Here Jai Breitnauer checks out some of the cool bits and bobs spectacle users can buy from practices...

The rise of optometry AMSR artists

Autonomous sensory meridian response (ASMR) is thought to be experienced by around 58% of the population. It’s a physical response to visual and auditory...

Māori support for low vision Māori

New Zealand eyecare practitioners (ECPs) can now refer patients who need access to low-vision services and identify as Māori directly to Kāpō Māori Aotearoa....

Contact lens-related keratitis in New Zealand

In the early Sixties, driven by the efforts of pioneering dentist-turned-contact lens manufacturer Eugene Hirst (original co-founder of Mortimer Hirst...

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