Why You Should Make the Switch to Contact Lenses

Why You Should Make the Switch to Contact Lenses

Why You Should Make the Switch to Contact Lenses From comfort to eye health and the ability to play sport, there are many good reasons to try contact lenses.   If you wear glasses you probably remember the first day you received your prescription from your...
Looking After Your Eyes This Summer

Looking After Your Eyes This Summer

Looking After Your Eyes This Summer How to best take care of your eyes and your sight in summer, whether you wear glasses, contact lenses or neither.   New Zealand summers create extra challenges for eyecare. While you already know the importance of donning a...
A Journey in Optometry Around the World

A Journey in Optometry Around the World

A Journey in Optometry Around the World Grassroots clinics and improved tertiary training bring optometry to underserved populations globally.   Uncorrected refractive error and cataracts are the leading causes of avoidable blindness throughout the world, but not...
Tips for Wearing Masks with Glasses Comfortably

Tips for Wearing Masks with Glasses Comfortably

Tips for Wearing Masks with Glasses Comfortably The increase in mask-wearing is necessary for public health, but it can pose a problem for wearers of glasses. Here are some tips for doing so comfortably.   Perhaps it was inevitable, but Aucklanders are now being...
Eye Myths, Superstitions and Cultural Beliefs

Eye Myths, Superstitions and Cultural Beliefs

Eye Myths, Superstitions and Cultural Beliefs Cultural beliefs about eyes and eye care influence the way we see the world   Did your parents ever tell you not to sit too close to the television or not read at night because it would cause eye strain? Perhaps they...