Being Proactive When Trying to Prevent MD

Macular Degeneration (MD) is the most common cause of lost vision in New Zealand. 1 in 7 people over the age of 50 are affected. People who have MD in their family have a 50% chance of getting it. The major contributing factors towards getting MD are age, family history of MD, nutrition, smoking and other lifestyle choices.


The macular is a small area in the retina (the neural layer in the back of the eye) ...

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The future of video – think “eyes” not “iPhones”

At Rose Optometrists we’re passionate about developments in the eyewear space – from new procedures, new contact lens technologies, we love anything that can help restore sight. Some of the more exciting things we’ve covered include a Swiss prototype that lets you zoom in with a wink and graphene based contact lenses that give you night vision.

Recently Sony has filed a patent for a set of smart contact lenses that let you record, store and play-back video, all controlled ...

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