Pictured left is Eye Institute CEO, Dr David Fitzpatrick-Cockram and Geoff Searle, Head of Provider Networks at Southern Cross Health Society (on the right of the photo).

Focusing on the future – reducing the cost of cataract surgery

Pictured left is Eye Institute CEO, Dr David Fitzpatrick-Cockram and Geoff Searle, Head of Provider Networks at Southern Cross Health Society (on the right of the photo).

Pictured left is Eye Institute CEO, Dr David Fitzpatrick-Cockram and Geoff Searle, Head of Provider Networks at Southern Cross Health Society (on the right).

With a significantly ageing population and stretched health dollars, the country’s largest private provider of eye surgery has entered a strategic partnership with the country’s largest health insurer to ensure a significant reduction in the cost of cataract procedures for the private sector. Read more

Dr Trevor Gray chairs Eye Institute’s inaugural DO conference

Dispensing Opticians programme packed with positives

DO’s programme packed with positives Eye Institute’s inaugural Dispensing Opticians conference, which ran parallel to its popular one day, annual optometrists’ conference, was packed to capacity, with extra chairs having to be brought into the back of the room to seat everyone. Dispensing opticians and support staff from around the country attended the event to […]

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Packed Eye Conference for Eye Institute November 2015

Packed eye conference for Eye Institute Eye Institute’s 11th Annual Scientific Conference was another record-breaker with more than 320 optometrists and, for the first time, dispensing opticians and support staff attending. The inaugural, parallel dispensing opticians and support staff conference (see separate story) filled its room at Auckland’s Waipuna Hotel and Conference Centre, while the […]

Dry Eye and Allergy Centre of Excellence at Eye Institute

New Dry Eye & Allergy Centre of Excellence

Eye Institute will soon be opening a brand new Unit dedicated to helping patients with significant problems with ocular surface disease (particularly variants of dry eye) as well as significant ocular allergy.

This clinical and research unit has been modelled on Associate Professor Jennifer Craig’s well established Dry Eye & Ocular Surface Disease research unit in the Department of Ophthalmology, University of Auckland. Read more

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Eye Institute improving cataract outcomes with Verion System

Cataract surgery continues to improve as new technology is employed to produce ever-better visual results. Patients are increasingly aware of improved visual outcomes when modern cataract surgery technologies are used. Surgeons are increasingly aware of the importance of accurately minimising astigmatism to optomise patient satisfaction. Less astigmatism, better vision, happier patient. Simple truths. Read more