Stay in Touch

News

A pod for your bubble?
SES, 27 April 2020

Five great self-isolating podcast recommendations These last few weeks have certainly allowed some of us time to explore new things. One relaxing pastime has been with the discovery of some great podcasts. Here are some of our recommendations… If you’re... Read more >

Birds of a feather
SES, 20 April 2020

The Southern Eye Birdwalk: Lockdown edition With the concern and uncertainty in our daily lives never has the opportunity to get outside to reconnect with nature been so important. Allan Simpson reports on his latest Covid-19 bird-watching quest through a... Read more >

Proof positive
SES, 04 April 2020

SES recognised for clinical trial expertise. Running clinical studies can be demanding. There are a large number of complex processes to undertake, and substantial work is required in administration. However the effort is worth it. Every piece of information collected... Read more >

Samurai, superheroes (and occasional realism)
SES, 02 April 2020

Our top 5 films about vision impairment or sight loss. Hollywood often plays fast and loose with the facts with eyesight and the loss of vision. Here are five noteworthy examples of movies where vision impairment plays a major role…... Read more >

Winner, winner, delicious dinner!
SES, 20 March 2020

Our Feast For Your Eyes prize We recently asked our Facebook followers what sights around Christchurch they appreciated the most. The answers were fabulous – we live in a wonderful place. Now, with her prize, our winner is ready for... Read more >

Southern Eye on the river
Allan Simpson, 10 December 2019

  The first Southern Eye Birdwalk left my waiting room at 1pm on December 4 and will again in future, on the first Tuesday of each month (except January). There were seven of us to share observations on the river... Read more >

Sci-fi at SES
Koren Allpress, 10 October 2019

  An up and coming Christchurch filmmaker found the perfect back drop for her sci-fi short film at Southern Eye Specialists. Lucy Hammond, a Level 5 film production and animation student at Yoobee College, spent about 45 minutes filming some... Read more >

Dr Sean Every – A Distinguished Gentleman
Koren Allpress, 08 October 2019

  One of Southern Eye Specialists’ doctors rode alongside a large group of ‘distinguished gentlemen’ recently, helping raise hundreds of dollars for a cause that means a lot to him. The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride (DGR) is an international event which... Read more >

Coast Clean-up
Koren Allpress, 02 September 2019

  Dr Allan Simpson says he will never buy another plastic bottle of shampoo ever again. The sentiment came after he and his wife Dr Beth Simpson recently spent a weekend on the West Coast helping pick up rubbish at... Read more >

New ELLEX YAG LASER capability
Shayne Te Aika, 10 May 2019

  Hard on the heels of our recent upgrade of our OCT-A capability, Southern Eye Specialists has also purchased the new ELLEX YAG LASER - a non-invasive laser utilised to treat patients with posterior capsular opacity (secondary cataract), YAG laser... Read more >

New purchase enhances paediatric eye care at SES
Ed, 17 August 2018

  Southern Eye Specialists announce the purchase of a Plusoptix A12C Mobile Autorefractor to compliment delivery of paediatric eye care for our patients, primarily to infants, young children, and for adults who may encounter difficulty with our standard autorefractor equipment.... Read more >

A fresh perspective
Ed, 13 August 2018

In June 2019 we welcomed Dr Antony Bedggood, MB ChB (Otago)FRANZCO, to the SES team. Dr Bedggood is an experienced cataract surgeon and general adult ophthalmologist.  He regularly works managing neuro-ophthalmic disease and also has extensive experience in the surgical... Read more >

Glaucoma NZ Seminar 6 October 2018
Ed, 13 August 2018

Interested in hearing and learning more about Glaucoma?  Dr Allan Simpson, (MB ChB FRANZCO), Director at SES, and our Glaucoma expert is the key note speaker at the Glaucoma NZ seminar being held at the Commodore Hotel on Memorial Ave,... Read more >

A new viewpoint
Ed, 13 August 2018

SES introduces newest Director, Dr Logan Robinson, MB CHB, PGDip Ophth, BS (Distinction), FRANZCO. Many of our patients and referrers will already know of Logan as one of our consulting ophthalmologist's.   Logan actually joined us in 2016 having completed his... Read more >

Buying Glasses Online – Our View
Dr Allan Simpson, 10 August 2018

More and more New Zealanders are opting to buy their glasses online to save money. The trend is to visit an optometrist or optician, get an eye test including an important measurement called pupillary distance (PD) and enter those measurements... Read more >