HRC Funded PhD opportunity

Department of Ophthalmology, University of Auckland

Tackling the vicious circle of dry eye disease

 

Dry eye disease (DED) is one of the most common, yet undertreated, ocular surface conditions, with a worldwide prevalence as high as 50%. While generally not considered sight-threatening, it negatively impacts quality of life in a manner similar to other chronic diseases, with recognised mental health effects. In addition to dryness, foreign body sensation and pain, blurred vision and reading difficulties are often reported. Multifactorial in nature, DED can arise from numerous interrelated underlying pathologies leading to a vicious circle. However, current therapies often address only one issue, resulting in poor treatment outcomes. Moreover, response to therapy is often slow with adverse effects from formulation excipients such a preservatives and surfactants causing further ocular toxicity upon long-term use, ultimately worsening DED symptoms.

 

This PhD project will combine clinical assessments with laboratory science by investigating inflammasome markers in DED patients, a potential new target for DED. Recruiting patients from the dry eye clinic, the successful applicant will determine inflammasome markers, using ELISA and RT-PCR, in tear samples collected by the flush method as well as conjunctival cells obtained by impression cytology.
This project is particularly suitable for an optometry graduate with an interest in translational science combining clinical practice with laboratory investigations.

 

Supervisory team: AP Jennifer Craig, Dr Stuti Misra and AP Ilva Rupenthal.
If you are interested, please contact AP Jennifer Craig at
jp.craig@auckland.ac.nz

ROSE OPTOMETRY - INSPIRED VISION

Full-time dispensing optician required.

 

Our main focus is patient care. The ideal applicant will have a genuine willingness to go the extra mile for our patients to deliver specialised care. Necessary experience for this role requires strong repair knowledge, a willingness to adapt to the latest in technology and evidence based medicine. We would like to utilise the full scope of an optical dispensers'  role, which includes but is not limited to: paediatric dispensing from six weeks old, pre- and post-testing, relevant contact lens work (rigid and soft lenses), clinical procedures and frame styling. A strong knowledge in computer based systems and IT is also required. 

 

If this sounds like you please give me a call to find out more about our interview process Jagrut Lallu on 021 786763. Thanks!

 

Optometrist Opportunity - Dunedin

Are you ready for a change to get away from the big city to live in a picturesque South Island harbour city with rugged coastlines and abundant wildlife such as Royal Albatross and Yellow-eyed Penguins?


Stewart Caithness Gray Optometrists is a highly respected independent practice in the city of Dunedin with a branch practice in Mosgiel and visiting practice in Gore. We provide a high level of care to our patients and are looking for an experienced therapeutic optometrist to join our team.

 

You must have a passion for patient focused independent optometry and preferably an interest in speciality contact lenses including Ortho-K and glaucoma management. Communication and interpersonal skills must be excellent as our practice is built on developing long term patient relationships and providing the highest possible standard of care.

 

We pride ourselves in providing excellence in eye care and are excited to be able to offer you this opportunity to join us. There are partnership opportunities for the right person, affordable housing and the chance to get the work/lifestyle balance that you have been looking for.

 

It would be great to have a chat so please email me at
paul@scgeyes.nz

PART-TIME OPTOMETRIST REQUIRED - PUKEKOHE, AUCKLAND

Optik Eyecare Pukekohe is looking for a TPA qualified optometrist to join our team on a 12-month fixed contract to cover maternity leave.


This position is for two days a week plus rostered Saturdays. We expect this contract to start November 2020.

 

You will be part of a four optometrist team. Our practise is clinically orientated, with a strong support team.

 

Please forward expressions of interest to Laurraine at admin@optik.co.nz

DO/Optical Assistant wanted - Pukekohe, South Auckland

Optik Eyecare Pukekohe is looking for a dispensing optician/experienced optical assistant to join our team. A part-time/full-time position is being considered. Duties include clinical testing and general dispensing duties.

 

We are a large independent practice, celebrating 30 years.

 

We are clinically orientated with a large retail gallery and an onsite lab.

 

To apply, please forward your CV to Laurraine at admin@optik.co.nz

Optometrist wanted - Whangarei

Visualeyez Boutique Optometrists has its eyes peeled for a new Optom. Experience is not essential, but an engaging chairside personality and a willingness to pitch-in are crucial, as we are a very busy single-chair practice. We have developed a reputation for clinical excellence and service, and this will remain our mission.

 

We have toys; OCT, Matrix, Visucam, Auto-refractor, I-care tonometer, BIO, etc. There are options to work 5 or 4 days per week and ownership or partnership in future if desired.

 

We’ll throw in all of Northland’s lifestyle benefits too, lower cost of living, lower stress levels and world-class beaches. Heck, you might even be able to afford a house! Currently no late nights or weekend work.


Contact: Craig@visualeyez.co.nz or 09 4389984.

Optometrist opportunity - Northland, New Zealand

Are you ready to combine lifestyle with your chosen career in optometry?
If you are the OPTOMETRIST that we are looking for you are driven, self motivated and great at finding the best optical solutions for our clients.

You will be supported in many different ways by our outstanding team as you strive for total client and personal satisfaction.

We have a variety of remuneration choices for you to consider including full salary, retainer plus commission and partnership options.

Contact Gavin today on 021 487 428 or email
gavin@lowespartners.co.nz to discuss the endless possibilities available to you. www.lowespartners.co.nz

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