Blog

12th May 2021

What can the trend toward Virtual Primary Care teach Optometry?

Last week I received a letter in the mail from my insurance provider telling me about my Teledoc benefit.  I recognized the envelope; I get the same letter every month since I signed up. Inside was a list of the conditions for which I can use telemedicine. Headaches, sore throat, flu, skin rash and more. […] Read more

10th March 2021

Photorealism and The Simulation Theory

Introduction and question The pursuit of increased efficiency has constantly been sought by humans since the dawn of man. We often see advancements in technology beget spaghettified microcosms of innovation. Before the creation and subsequent improvement on the idea of mobile app stores, the idea of an app like Uber would have never been considered. […] Read more

10th February 2021

Adapting Technology in Business and at Home!

How has the pandemic and the use of technology affected me? I am a single working mum of a four-year-old boy (a difficult challenge before COVID struck). As single working parents, during ‘normal’ times we ask ourselves many questions: Am I a good parent? Do work value me? Am I enough? Read more

27th January 2021

Another lockdown – Michelle Beach

Another lockdown… Can our eyes cope?? So here we are January 2021 and many of us back to our home offices for the third time. Or maybe you have never left your make-shift office on the corner of the dining room table? We are now on lockdown three, and we are getting pretty used to […] Read more

7th January 2021

Telemed and Telehealth – The Five W’s and How – Nathan Little

A common form of problem investigation and solving in research and journalism, as well as other fields, is the art of questioning. As professionals in the medical field, one is taught to use logic, rational and questioning to derive a conclusion on all sorts of perplexing patient presentations. However, eye care professionals (ECPs) are also […] Read more

23rd December 2020

The Future Will See You Now – Brian Tompkins

Few of us will be sorry to see the back of 2020. This was supposed to be OUR year. The year our carefully-crafted ‘2020 Vision’ became a reality, the year we finally got people talking about eye health. It’s hard not to feel somewhat robbed by the events that have unfolded. Our spell in the […] Read more

9th December 2020

Mask-Associated Dry Eye – Nathan Little

Mandated facial mask wear has been proven in reducing the spread of the novel SARS-CoV-2 virus which causes Covid-19. However mask wear, while beneficial... Read more

20th October 2020

Evolution in medical devices – Eduardo Mangieri

The very first medical device was the human himself, observing, analysing, creating his/her conclusions in order to find the best therapy to help the diseased. How have medical devices evolved throughout history to the current day? Read more

7th October 2020

Voice of the Customer – The Virtual Optometrist: Paul Rose

The last six months have seen a radical change in the way optometrists have been able to provide their patients with help and advice for eye problems... Read more

30th September 2020

When will I SEE you again?: Gill Wood

We are where we are. Following Boris’ guidance last week on the further delay of events from 1st October onwards to some unknown date (somewhere in the next 6 months), the events industry is no exception to the challenges we're facing right now - in fact it is one of the industries being hardest hit. Read more

9th September 2020

Reducing The Strain – Telehealth and the NHS: Nathan Little

The NHS: arguably one of the best, if not the best, healthcare system in the world, delivering affordable and effective care to an entire nation. In fact, the NHS was ranked the #1 health service among 11 well-off nations by the Commonwealth Fund twice in recent years. However, for all its achievements, the NHS has […] Read more

2nd September 2020

The high street you need, or the high street you want?: Neil Harvey

Following Jeff’s blog from last week on the ‘new’ high street, I urge you to walk up and down your local high street without a plan. Just wander. Take in all the nooks and crannies. Look up at some of the architecture above the cookie-cutter facades of modern retail. Look at the faded brand names […] Read more

26th August 2020

The New High Street: Jeff Landucci

Since my last blog back in early June, things have really changed. Lockdown is no more, and we all have more freedom to move around again. Pubs, shops, and gyms are now open, and even our ports and airports are tentatively back open for business. Time is on the move when for so long it […] Read more