• 30 January 2017

    Dr Maitreyee Roy, Dr Debarun Dutta and Dr Barbara Zangerl have all been successful in receiving UNSW Science Faculty Research Grants for their research in 2017.

  • 27 January 2017

    A limited round of Services for Australian Rural and Remote Allied Health (SARRAH) 2017 Allied Health Scholarships are now available. For further information including application details please see here.

  • 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.

Seminars and Events

  • Feb

    Please join us on Thursday 23 February 2017 at 1.15pm to hear Professor Alison McDermott from The Ocular Surface Institute, University of Houston, College of Optometry, Houston, Texas lecture on "Ocular Innate Immunity: Keeping the Bugs at Bay and the Window to the Soul Clear". This lecture is open to all staff, students, alumni and the general public and will be held in the Rupert Myers Theatre, North Wing, Rupert Myers Building, Gate 14 Barker Street, UNSW Sydney.

  • Feb

    The School of Optometry and Vision Science at UNSW Australia will welcome its new students on 23 February 2017. This lecture will provide an overview of the School and introduce its staff. Tours of the School will be conducted by the Stage 4 Peer Mentors, followed by a BBQ hosted by the Student Optometry Society. 

  • Mar

    On Friday 3 March 2017 at 1pm we kick off the semester with the first lecture in the Vaegan Seminar Series. We are fortunate to have Associate Professor Derek Arnold from the School of Psychology, University of Queensland visit with us to discuss his research. All students, staff, alumni and general public are more than welcome to attend this facinating talk.

Research Spotlight

Eye & Contact Lens has three papers from members of the School. This issue is a special issue on contact lens discomfort and features papers from a symposium held in Seattle, WA, USA in April 2016. At the symposium Professor Stapleton presented a talk entitled “Impact on Contact Lens Discomfort of Lens Materials, Design and Fitting” and Professor Willcox presented a talk entitled “Role of Inflammation in Contact Lens Discomfort”. The journal edition contains full peer reviewed review articles stemming from these presentations, as well as a peer reviewed original research articles by Masoudi, Zhao, Stapleton and Willcox entitled “Contact lens-induced discomfort and inflammatory mediator changes in tears”.