Eye care in the Budget!

The government has finally committed some funding to provide free eye health checks for older New Zealanders. Nearly $13 million, rising to $61.7 million a year from 2021/22, was earmarked in Vote Health 2020 for a free annual health consultation, including eye check, for Supergold Card holders. Little detail and no start date were given, but...

Case study: There was an old lady who fly sprayed her eye…

A peculiar case of corneal oedema in an elderly patient, highlighting the importance of obtaining collateral history when there’s no obvious cause.

Open for business: next steps for employers

You could be forgiven for thinking that New Zealand’s transition from the Covid-19 Alert Level 4 lockdown meant complex Covid-19 related employment scenarios...

Style eyes: Managing the move to multifocals

I walked into my last optical appointment prepared to hear the same thing I’d heard the previous decade’s worth of visits, “Your vision is stable. Things...

Strabismus update

Three-year observation of children, aged three to 10 with untreated intermittent exotropiaPediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group, Cotter SA et al. Ophthalmology...

A SUNY experience…

It’s safe to say, the hype around this multi-storied optical eutopia, situated on prime New York real estate, is most certainly true. The State University...

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