For Students

My Retinoscope is my friend!!

The use of the retinoscope/ opthalmoscope can feel intimidating, especially for students. For me, my disliking of retinoscope increased when I was released into the workforce and non of the clinics I worked at used it, even at the hospital! But today, the retinoscope is my friend and I'm writing this post to hopefully expand… Continue reading My Retinoscope is my friend!!

For Students

Simplifying Refractive Errors in Children for Students: When to treat?!

We all know the basics of treating refractive errors: using spherical and cylindrical lenses! Easy. But, I remember as a student, It got more complicated when children and cycloplegia came into the equation. Here's your guide, you can thank me later. Myopia: As a general rule always fully correct the cycloplegic refraction of Myopia in… Continue reading Simplifying Refractive Errors in Children for Students: When to treat?!

For Students

Two Great Mobile Apps For Orthoptic, Optometry and Visual Science Students

Hi students I have come across two really great apps to help guide you throughout your course. Unfortunately, I have missed out on them when I was a student but these apps are a great refresher for working eye-health professionals and can still be beneficial at the workplace. App #1: Human Eye This app is… Continue reading Two Great Mobile Apps For Orthoptic, Optometry and Visual Science Students

All About Eyes, For Students

Thyroid Eye Disease Simplified + Bonus: New Update On Research

What is it? An autoimmune condition whereby the body attacks the thyroid gland causing it to enlarge and produce more of the thyroid hormone. An increase in the thyroid hormone leads to increased heart rate, high blood pressure,  excess sweating, weight loss, fatigue, heat intolerance, and loss of hair. Thyroid eye disease is also known… Continue reading Thyroid Eye Disease Simplified + Bonus: New Update On Research

For Students

Part II: Graduates Guide To Kick-Start Their career In A Clinic-Based Setting

Congratulations! You made it and the hard part is over. Most Clinics are chilled and know that you are a fresh graduate and will allow you heaps of opportunities to ask questions, make mistakes and learn. Keep a small note pad to record each doctor's preferences. Their style in recording notes, new cases and minor-op… Continue reading Part II: Graduates Guide To Kick-Start Their career In A Clinic-Based Setting

For Students

Part I: 10 Tips To Help Orthoptic Students Venture Through Their Course/OSCE

Aloha future colleagues! I wanted to put together a few tips to help you venture through your course. If you are an orthoptist or yet to be one be sure to comment below and share your handy dandy tips. Just remember whatever you do, don't panic! Never panic! As I look back, I realised it… Continue reading Part I: 10 Tips To Help Orthoptic Students Venture Through Their Course/OSCE