The School of Optometry and Vision Science recently held its Higher Degree Research Conference and Annual Progress Reviews from 29 September – 1 October 2014. PhD and MSc students based in Sydney, Singapore, Ghana and India took part, presenting on a wide variety of topics ranging from public health eyecare to glaucoma to visual perception to dry eye to antimicrobial surfaces and contact lens wear.
All presentations were of an exceptionally high standard and extremely interesting to listen to. Congratulations are due to the following students who received the Best Presentation awards:
Sharon Oberstein received first prize for her presentation on “Strategies to facilitate driving in individuals with central vision impairment” (supervised by Dr Mei Boon).
Runner up was Aryati Yashadhana for her presentation on “A comparative study of perceptions, beliefs and experience of marginalised Indigenous communities accessing eye care” (supervised by Professors Brien Holden and Anthony Zwi).