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On fish, feathers and good friends…
SES, 26 March 2021

Our latest birdwalk makes fresh discoveries   With a greeting to autumn, a farewell for Donna, and a welcome to trout, the tenth Southern Eye Birdwalk proved a bittersweet journey for Dr Allan Simpson and his fellow travellers. The March... Read more >

Reconnecting before Christmas
SES, 10 December 2020

Our annual event draws crowd, conversation, good cheer   It was a night of equal amounts of helpful insight and heartfelt catch-ups as the SES team of doctors met with many from our local network for our Christmas seminar event.... Read more >

A world of penguins
SES, 06 December 2020

  The last Birdwalk for 2020 looks beyond the city The eighth instalment of Southern Eye on the River sees our exploring team visit larger than life penguins and get the best view yet of the breeding season within ‘Apocalypse... Read more >

Spring in the step
SES, 14 October 2020

The team go off piste in this month’s birdwalk     September 1st was Birdwalk Tuesday and the first day of Spring. But Winter had its last fling with a cold snap that rained on the river and snowed on... Read more >

Up to the Challenge
SES, 08 October 2020

Our SES team conquers the course After pushing their limits across 30 kilometres of a rugged North Canterbury landscape our SES team arrived at the finish line with tired muscles and big smiles. The Spring Challenge has become a bit... Read more >

Optometrist professional development gets easier…
SES, 02 September 2020

The S4 Seminar Series debuts online     Optometrists can now earn CPD points online with our new approach to remote learning. Our 4S Seminar Series provides optometrists with the knowledge to increase their expertise and gain CPD points. It... Read more >

The point of view
SES, 30 August 2020

A chat with Dr Jim Borthwick     Jim Borthwick has been at the vanguard of eye surgery in the South Island for decades now, starting Southern Eye Specialists back in 1994 and helping to take the clinic to where... Read more >

Knit together
SES, 10 August 2020

A wonderful pastime and a helping hand   We’re making time spent in reception more interesting for our patients and, ultimately, their efforts here more rewarding for those in need. Our knitting project first started in 2019 when Rose, one... Read more >

A wild goose chase?
SES, 31 July 2020

  This month’s birdwalk proves anything but… Chris and Justin joined me for the July Birdwalk. Starting out I expressed my anxiety that one of these months we might see nothing new. I might be taking them on a wild... 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 >