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  • 18 August 2017

    The first first global online myopia management course developed by the Brien Holden Vision Institute (BHVI), featuring School of Optometry and Vision Science (SOVS) myopia researchers was officially launched in June 2017 to Australian and South African optometrists.

  • 15 August 2017

    Jaya Sowjanya Siddireddy presented her latest research titled “The role of eyelid bacteria in contact lens discomfort” at a Cornea and Contact Lens Society of Australia (CCLSA) Chapter Event held in Brisbane on 27 July 2017. Sowjanya is the recipient of two consecutive CCLSA awards in 2015 and 2016.

  • 9 August 2017

    Professor Mark Willcox and Dr Debarun Dutta recently visited the LV Prasad Eye Institute in Hyderabad, India to conduct an clinical trial close out and audit of data visit. The clinical trial had been partly sponsored by a Development Grant from the NH&MRC (Willcox, Kumar and Stapleton, APP1076206).

Seminars and Events

Research Spotlight

The British Contact Lens Association (BCLA) conference 2017 held from 9th to 11th June in Liverpool, UK (the “home of The Beatles”) was educational, informative and a wonderful celebration of the 40th anniversary of BCLA clinical conferences. The School of Optometry and Vision Science (SOVS) was well represented, with Professor Mark Willcox, Visiting Professor Eric Papas, Dr Jacqueline Tan and PhD candidate Ms Jaya Sowjanya Siddireddy in attendance.

It was with great joy that we witnessed our own UNSW Sydney, SOVS PhD candidate Jaya Sowjanya Siddireddy give her first ever conference presentation, and receive the prestigious and highly competitive Dallos Award for her research on “The role of eyelid bacteria on contact lens discomfort”.