Dry Eyes and Mask Wearing

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Mask wearing is a day to day reality for most medical professionals. Now the general population of New Zealand is becoming accustomed to it too. For the bulk of Kiwis, wearing a mask is a small personal inconvenience but one with a much greater purpose. For some, that inconvenience could be the onset or worsening of Dry Eye symptoms. Dry Eye … Read More

What we will be doing at the different Alert Levels

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At the Eye Centre our number one priority is ensuring the safety of our patients and our staff. We want to let you know what we will be doing at each Alert Level and what we will be asking you to do as well.  Although we have been very lucky in New Zealand to have very few cases of Covid-19, … Read More

What we will be doing during Alert Level 2

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It looks like New Zealand may have dodged the worst of the Covid 19 bullet, and here at the Wellington Eye Centre we are looking forward to getting back to something approaching normal. However, it has become obvious over the last couple of months that people can carry the virus but have no symptoms. This means that we must still … Read More

Contact lens wear during COVID-19

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During this COVID-19 crisis we are all becoming more aware of our risk of contracting or transmitting viruses. But it has also put many aspects of our normal lives under the microscope. Everyday things we used to do with little or no thought, have become the subject of more consideration or study. Anyone else finding they are flossing their teeth … Read More

The Covid-19 Virus and Your Eyes

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The Covid-19 pandemic is obviously on everyone’s minds at the moment. This short blog will discuss eye issues associated with Covid-19 and things that you should think about during this time. Overview of Covid-19: Symptoms: Patients typically present with respiratory illness, including fever, cough and shortness of breath; diarrhea is also common early in infection. Conjunctivitis (inflammation of the surface … Read More