Assessing the value of virtual

Optometry Australia’s (OA’s) first online conference and product showcase Optometry Virtually Connected attracted more than 2,200 registrations, making...

Vaping’s effect on the eyes

Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) or vaping devices heat nicotine, flavours and other chemicals to create a vapour the user inhales. Vaping has been...

Chalkeyes presents: Read all about it!

If you are reading this in its lustrous glossy printed form, you have in your hands a suddenly quite rare and precious thing: a magazine.

Stars and their eyes… Bradley Walsh

Bradley Walsh, the Dr Who and Coronation Street actor, footballer and witty presenter of UK ITV’s The Chase, now starring in Bradley Walsh & Son: Breaking...

Understanding Charles Bonnet Syndrome

Imagine being a passenger in a car and a brick wall suddenly appears in front of you, or rows of brown, high-rise buildings start to sway and bend gracefully...

Primary retinal telangiectasia

Primary or congenital retinal telangiectasia, more commonly called Coats’ disease or Coats’ syndrome, is a non-hereditary, developmental, retinal vascular...

Business after Covid-19: our new normal

The Covid-19 pandemic will likely change the way we do business for a long time to come. For most businesses’ turnover is down and owners are having to...

The post-Covid high street

New Zealand has fared well globally in the fight against Covid-19, but it has not been without cost. It is only now the smoke is clearing enough to see...

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,...

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