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  • 16 April 2015

    Visiting Fellow, Dr David Wilson, has just published new editions of his two text books, Practical Optical Dispensing (Third Edition) and Practical Optical Workshop (Second Edition).

  • 16 April 2015

    Professor Mark Willcox recently spoke with International Innovation, a leading scientific dissemination service about the groundbreaking research that his team at the School of Optometry and Vision Science, UNSW is undertaking. 

  • 15 April 2015

    The School of Optometry and Vision Science at UNSW warmly welcomes Dr Alex Hui who has joined us as a lecturer.  Alex completed his optometry degree on the Dean's Honours List at the University of Waterloo in Canada.

  • 30 March 2015

    Professor Mark Willcox and Dr Debarun Dutta recently travelled overseas to represent the School of Optometry and Vision Science at UNSW Australia at international meetings.

Seminars and Events

  • Apr

    Save the date!  Dr Nicole Carnt from the University of Sydney will be presenting her latest research findings.  Her lecture entitled 'Acanthamoeba Keratitis: patient and clinician perspectives' is open to all interested parties, including students, alumni and the general public. 

  • Jun

    On Thursday 18 June 2015 at 2pm, the Class of 2014 will graduate here at UNSW Australia.  Professor Charles McMonnies, a Visiting Academic at the School has been invited to give the occasional address at this graduation.

Research Spotlight

On Tuesday the 31st of March 2015, the School of Optometry and Vision Science held an alumni event that showcased the work of some of its most promising MSc and PhD researchers. The evening was an enormous success. Displaying talent and innovation in research, the presenters engaged their audience with a range of topics that included the secret world of melanocytes, they discussed new ways to assess glaucoma structure-function and argued that in visual field testing, size does matter. 

The evening supper was in uproar with a barrage of laughter and stimulating discussion as alumni, staff and students exchanged ideas about the evening presentations as well as other research happening in optometry and vision science.     

The student presentations were outstanding. Of particular note and recipient of the first prize accolade was Ms Angelica Ly, who presented her research into the multimodal markers of macular degeneration.  Angelica is supervised by Professor Michael Kalloniatis and Dr Lisa Nivison-Smith from the Centre for Eye Health.

The School’s thriving postgraduate community is supported by a dedicated team of academics that operate within an internationally networked community. For information on the MSc or PhD programs please see our future students page . If you are interested in pursing a higher degree in research,please contact the School’s Postgraduate Research Director, Dr Blanka Golebiowski.