micontact

  1. Satisfying Difficult Patients

    Alan Saks | 26 June 2017

    Sometimes, it’s not until you’re forced into a situation that you begin to enjoy it. I’ve never been one to sing the praises of progressive lenses. Although I’ve successfully prescribed thousands of pairs of progressives to many happy... Read More

  2. Dovetailing on Eye Care Perspectives

    Alan Saks | 29 May 2017

    As optometrists our united goal is to achieve optimum vision for our patients, yet legislation keeps getting in the way. Putting on my retrospecs and looking back a month or two, I was intrigued to see that Jess Chi and I covered very similar aspects of... Read More

  3. Fear and Loathing

    Alan Saks | 28 April 2017

    Don’t freak out. Fitting and managing keratoconic patients needn’t be as scary as you think.  One of the things that generates the most requests for help from colleagues is the fitting and management of keratoconus (KC). For various reasons... Read More

  4. Not a Dry Eye in the House

    Alan Saks | 26 March 2017

    We face daily challenges in our lives, be they things like dry eye management or personal. They say ‘what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger’. I’ve dealt with dry eye for around 35 years. Practising at high altitude in the dry,... Read More

  5. Essilor Luxottica Deal: Not a Bad Thing?

    Alan Saks | 28 February 2017

    While at the Ski Conference in Italy, there was a lot of discussion about the Essilor Luxottica merger, and its impact on the eye care professions. The breaking news that reached me in on the first day of the Ski Conference in Italy, was the Essilor Luxottica ... Read More

  6. Morphing into micontact

    Alan Saks | 30 January 2017

    After 30 years of producing my ‘In Contact’ column. I'm excited to announce it has now morphed into mivision’s monthly column ‘micontact’. We can look forward to some interesting new contact lenses entering the Australasian... Read More

  7. Morphing into micontact

    Alan Saks | 30 January 2017

    After 30 years of producing my ‘In Contact’ column. I'm excited to announce it has now morphed into mivision’s monthly column ‘micontact’. We can look forward to some interesting new contact lenses entering the Australasian... Read More

  8. A Patient for Life

    Alan P. Saks | 25 November 2016

    Good communication with the patient and colleagues helps to ensure the best possible outcomes for both the patient and your practice, which, in turn, leads to the satisfaction of a job well done. I was examining a patient around 10:30am one morning, about... Read More

  9. Feedback & Communication

    Alan P. Saks | 28 October 2016

    Positive feedback provides immense satisfaction, motivation and helps us stay on target.  One of the things I enjoy most about optometric practice is getting positive feedback from patients. It provides immense satisfaction and confirms that you are on... Read More

  10. Detective Saks at your Service

    Alan P. Saks | 28 September 2016

    Looking beyond the obvious could save or extend a life. One of the things I enjoy about practising optometry is the diverse range of patients I see. My wife Karen, who works at our Auckland practice in St. Heliers, told me she’d booked in an interesting ... Read More

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