1. Planning For Future Trends

    Alan Saks | 01 February 2018

    In 1965, Alvin Toffler coined the phrase ‘future shock’. Now half a century later, I dare say we are firmly in the grip of it. I discovered a first edition hardback copy of Toffler’s legendary 1970 book, Future Shock1 at my parent’s... Read More

  2. Evidence Backs Anecdotes

    Alan Saks | 29 November 2017

    One thing I’ve long espoused is the fact that wherever possible we should be fitting daily disposable lenses to enhance outcomes and reduce possible complications. It’s been a while since I covered interesting abstracts and journal articles in... Read More

  3. Life, The Universe and Contact Lenses

    Alan Saks | 27 October 2017

    Understanding where each patient is coming from, and helping them meet their goals, is critical to success. One thing is certain; people are constantly on the move, particularly in Australia and New Zealand. Having worked with me for many years in practice,... Read More

  4. What’s the Best Way to Learn, Doc?

    Alan Saks | 03 October 2017

    We’re learning all the time, in a multitude of ways, yet many effective modes of learning remain unrecognised. I’m penning this missive on the road, touring the amazing Australian Outback after I presented on the digital realm, keratoconus and... Read More

  5. Oh, My Eye! And What Lies Within

    Alan Saks | 29 August 2017

    There have recently been some rather interesting reports of ‘lost’ soft contact lenses found in the eye. These cases raise some important issues. In one case, reported in the British Medical Journal (July 2017) an ophthalmological team preparing a ... Read More

  6. Time Marches On

    Alan Saks | 28 July 2017

    If there’s one thing for certain, it’s that nothing stays the same. In optometry, it pays to keep looking forward. In the general optometric world we continue to see major changes in the eye care industry as the evolution of the professions... Read More

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

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