micontact

  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. Independence… Always

    Alan P. Saks | 26 August 2016

    Acquisition, re-branding, commercialisation… been there, done that, and still prefer independence. It was interesting to note recent news about the creation of the George & Matilda eye care brand in Australia. I was also interested to see that... Read More

  7. Size Matters?

    Alan P. Saks | 27 July 2016

    One discussion that continues to rage is the ‘big’ versus ‘small’ RGP contact lens debate. Scleral lenses have, over the past few years, become rather trendy. But where in the patient mix do they best belong?  Certain... Read More

  8. It's Time for Fine-Tuning

    Alan P. Saks | 28 June 2016

    Learning techniques from more experienced others can save valuable time for you and your patients in the clinic.  Over the years one tends to hone one’s examination techniques for maximum impact and efficiency. One of the most valuable things one... Read More

  9. The New Wow Factor

    Alan P. Saks | 24 May 2016

    There’s a new contact lens causing quite a buzz in optometric circles, but does it really live up to the hype? A couple of months back I reported on attending the American Academy of Optometry Meeting in New Orleans. I was fortunate to meet some of the... Read More

  10. Patients or Patience?

    Alan Saks | 29 April 2016

    One of the things I hear most often from patients is that they were dissatisfied with their previous practitioner/s. The reasons are varied but it often boils down to communication, continuity and prescribing. Let’s start with communication. Chair-side... Read More

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