1. Ocular Trauma Minimising the Risks

    Annette Hoskin | 30 June 2018

    Globally, more than 55 million people suffer a potentially vision threatening eye injury every year, with up to 90 per cent of eye injuries preventable. Optometrists and ophthalmologists play an important role in advising patients about... Read More

  2. A Farsighted Approach To Hyperopia

    Alan Saks | 31 May 2018

    Hyperopia is a complex condition that can impact the vision of your young and old patients. Quality information and careful management can significantly improve quality of life.  Hyperopia is not currently receiving... Read More

  3. Evolving Solutions for our Digital World

    Alan Saks | 02 April 2018

    ‘Digital Lenses’, although unheard of just a few years ago, are increasingly worthy of consideration. They add value to dispensing and provide potential health, safety and functional vision benefits for patients. Modern humans are ever more... Read More

  4. Going Head to Head with the Globals – Australian...

    Alan Saks and Melanie Kell | 28 February 2018

    Australian lens laboratories may be few and far between, yet they’re successfully competing with the major global lens manufacturers by offering excellent technology, personal service, and a quick turn-around. Australia has an impressive history in lens ... Read More

  5. Back to the Grindstone

    Alan Saks | 01 February 2018

     Now is the perfect time to talk to patients about specialised lens designs and coatings that will enhance their vision, reduce stress and increase productivity. For many Kiwis and Aussies, February represents the inevitable return to ... Read More

  6. Protecting the Future – Lenses for Kids

    Alan Saks | 29 November 2017

    Children are our future: It is critical that we do our very best to protect their most valuable sense – vision – when prescribing eyewear. Children can suffer from a variety of vision problems, like congenital cataracts, strabismus and other... Read More

  7. Sports and Adventure Lenses – A Golden...

    Alan Saks | 27 October 2017

    Antipodeans are renowned for their sense of adventure and sporting prowess. We punch well above our weight in these arenas, starting very young and carrying on well into old age. For many people, balancing work, pleasure, fitness and training means they are... Read More

  8. Premium Progressive Lenses – The Best Way to See?

    Alan Saks | 03 October 2017

    As practitioners, we know the challenges that face us when prescribing progressive lenses. We need to tailor the designs for a myriad of patients’ visual needs and personalities. For some, the desire is mainly for distance vision. For others, the prime... Read More

  9. Prescription Sunglasses and Photochromics: Your...

    Alan Saks | 29 August 2017

    Over the years optometry and dispensing have lost the lion’s share of the plano sunglass market to sunglass boutiques, retail surf shops, fashion outlets, pharmacy, online providers and many other competitors. The provision of prescription sunglasses... Read More

  10. See the Light: The Power of Premium Lenses

    Alan Saks | 28 July 2017

    Although many practitioners actively prescribe multicoated spectacle lenses, it’s apparent that too many don’t. You just need to look around at what the average person on the street is wearing! There are many options when it comes to coatings... Read More

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