Category: Opinion

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

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

12th August 2020

“Let me see!”: Allison Granger

Images have tremendous value in documentation, monitoring, and patient education. If you haven’t thought about how anterior segment imaging plays in your practice, now’s the time to Let Them See. Read more

6th August 2020

The transformative effect of care plans: Keyur Patel

In the second of our series of blogs focusing on healthcare subscription models we speak to Keyur Patel, Director at Tompkins Knight & Son Optometrists, to get his insight in to how they have incorporated care plans and the impact they have had on the business. Read more

29th July 2020

Crossing Barriers with AOS: Dave Block

Dave Block discusses crossing language barriers with imagery in contactology and optometry, including use of the AOS software.  Read more

15th July 2020

A Chance for Change: Nathan Little

As we transition to the “new normal” and get on with our lives, we are forced to consider new strategies and plans to see patients, open clinics, stay safe and generate revenue. How can we strike the proper balance between social distancing, lockdowns, PPE, growing patient numbers, and running an ECP business while still reaching a larger patient base and driving practice growth? Read more

8th July 2020

Digital Connectivity within Ophthalmics: Gerard Kool

A quick scoot around your favourite internet encyclopaedia will give you all the important dates you need to know about the creation of the ophthalmoscope, its evolution to the binocular device, the addition of light sources and a joystick. It’s equally easy to establish key dates in the field of photography (discounting the pinhole camera, with evidence of its invention dating as far back as the 11th century). That the two devices should finally meet seems logical now, but the beginnings of the relationship were somewhat stuttered. Read more