Know your medicine!

The Australian government’s Department of Health (DoH) has passed new legislation mandating that a medicine’s active ingredient must be detailed on prescriptions,...

OSL: Guiding eye drop choice

Clinicians and patients are faced with an overwhelming choice of artificial tear supplements as a therapy for their dry eye disease (DED). Focus was once...

Blackfin Razor: technology with style

Blackfin’s new thinner Razor titanium frames are ‘state-of-the-art’ light weight and come with a new one-piece hinge. Made from a 1mm thin titanium sheet,...

Oscar Wylee fined for false claims

Oscar Wylee has been fined A$3.5 million by the Federal Court for misleading consumers about the extent of its charitable activities, breaching Australian consumer law.  The Australian...

Preventing dry eye symptoms before they begin

The modern workplace serves as a catalyst for dry eye disease (DED) and ocular discomfort for many. Air conditioning, central heating and extended digital...

Max Mara joins Marcolin

Marcolin Group has signed a five-year licensing agreement for the design, production and worldwide distribution of Max Mara sunglasses and optical frames.  The new...

Zeiss innovation award contender

Zeiss engineers Michelangelo Masini and Frank Seitzinger, together with Professor Andreas Raabe from the University Hospital of Bern, Switzerland, have...

Ocular surface changes over time

Dry eye disease (DED) affects approximately one in three New Zealanders. As clinicians, it’s critical that we accurately diagnose and manage this impactful...

Snowvision’s 2020 SUNY scholars

This year’s Snowvision State University of New York (SUNY) scholars are Kevin Li and Yasmeen Musa. NZ Optics asked them what winning meant to them and...

ODOB: Covid-19 levels update 21/09/2020

The following is a special Covid-19 update from the Optometrists and Dispensing Opticians Board (ODOB) FROM THE ODOB BOARD (21 Sept 2020) As you will be...

The epidemiology of dry eye disease

Dry eye disease (DED) as a highly prevalent and often debilitating condition has recognised impacts on ocular comfort, visual function, work productivity,...

Dry eye technology: improving outcomes

My practice focuses on specialty eye care and, much to my surprise, dry eye continues to be one of our main drawcards and is continuing to grow. A lot...

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