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!!
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?!
Understanding Refractive Errors
A refractive error occurs when the image can't be perfectly focused on the retina due to disturbances of the optics of the eye. The result is a blur in vision at some distance. High refractive errors can be accompanied by headaches, difficulty reading print, print jumping around, halos and glare and double vision. While refractive… Continue reading Understanding Refractive Errors
Pregnant? What happens to your eyes?
Just another symptom from what to expect when you are expecting! or should I say not expecting?! Yes, your eyes do go through some changes whilst pregnant. While most are non-concerning and temporary, a few are more significant and require a little more care. Blurry Eyes You may have already noticed, your vision might have… Continue reading Pregnant? What happens to your eyes?
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
Caring Tips For Your Glasses
It goes without saying, yet a gentle reminder. There's nothing worse than having to look through scratched lenses.
Advances In Red-Green Colourblind Technology
You might have seen it on social media, glasses that allow colour-blind people to see colour. But, how true is it? How common? How effective? What else is there? While unharmful, colour blindness is cruel when it comes to managing every day’s living. People with colour blindness find it difficult to cook, night drive, distinguish… Continue reading Advances In Red-Green Colourblind Technology
Egg Yolk Eye Mask treatment
How many of you own a pair of computer glasses? You may not need glasses for the distance, up close or reading but you may own a pair that reduces the glare of screens through blue light filter. Or you may not know it yet, but you may be a victim of computer vision syndrome… Continue reading Egg Yolk Eye Mask treatment
Beauty & The Beast
When it comes to beauty, we are all princess Bella. Involved in a potentially toxic relationship with the beast: eye makeup.And just like that beautiful rose, the red petals are falling out as our eyes die. Will we ever make things right with the beast and save the beauty in our eyes? Ladies, although we… Continue reading Beauty & The Beast
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