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News

  • 7 December 2016

    Congratulations to Reena Jarabe, a Stage 3 School of Optometry and Vision Science student who was awarded the David Bard Scholarship for 2016. Reena will conduct research during the summer months under the tutelage of Associate Professor Michele Madigan. Her research project involves studying features of the pigment cells (melanocytes) in the normal adult human iris.

  • 7 December 2016

    Update your qualifications today! The next cohort of the Graduate Certificate in Ocular Therapeutics at UNSW is beginning in January 2017. The course is designed to be delivered in a distance blended format consisting of accessible online recorded lectures to allow students to learn at their own pace with regular live webinars for review and discussion.

  • 29 November 2016

    Congratulations to our Year 5 undergraduate students who completed their last assessment of the year on Friday 25 November 2016, presenting the findings of their year long research projects.

Seminars and Events

  • Dec
    17

    All prospective students are welcome to attend our Info Day here at UNSW Australia on Saturday 17 December 2016 from 11am - 4pm. School of Optometry and Vision Science Staff and Students will be available to answer any queries you may have.

Research Spotlight

The School of Optometry is celebrating after a highly successful showing at the annual American Academy of Optometry Conference held in Anaheim, USA. Over 15 SOVS academics, postgraduate students and visiting staff attend, presenting research on anterior and posterior eye disease.

Professors Fiona Stapleton, Mark Willcox and Helen Swarbrick and Drs Debarun Dutta, Pauline Kang and Lisa Nivison-Smith all gave talks on their recent research including treatments for meibomian gland dysfunction, innovations in antimicrobial and silicone hydrogel contact lenses, recent developments in myopia control utilizing contact lenses and peripheral findings in macula pathologies.

Professors Stapleton and Willcox were also invited to moderate paper sessions at the conference and Dr Dutta’s work was selected as one of the ten most newsworthy topics at the upcoming 2016 Annual Conference in Anaheim, USA and invited to the official press conference.