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  • 1 December 2015

    We are currently seeking an experienced Optical Dispenser for our UNSW Optometry Clinic. If you have a Cert IV in Optical Dispensing or equivalent, are motivated, reliable and people friendly - then we want you! 

  • 30 November 2015

    The Peer Mentoring Programme at SOVS has recently commenced training for our 2016 student volunteers.Volunteers are Stage 4 Optometry students who have undergone a highly competitive and rigorous selection process for these positions within the School.

  • 24 November 2015

    Two Stage 5 students, Merna Sarkes and Suneeta Nath were announced as runners up in the Faculty of Science photo competition recently.  Their image, "tear ferning" was taken whilst undertaking research for their final year project.

Seminars and Events

  • Dec

    We extend our warmest invitation to you to visit the School this December for the final School Alumni Continuing Education event for the year. Our very own Alumna, Dr Nicole Carnt, and Clinical Professor Stephanie Watson, a distinguished ophthalmologist and researcher, will speak on the topic of ocular stem cell dysfunction and the maintenance of a healthy ocular surface.

  • Jan

    UNSW Australia will hold it's Info Day on Tuesday 5 January 2016 from 9am - 4pm.  The School of Optometry and Vision Science at UNSW will have representatives available to discuss our programmes. 

  • Feb

    Back due to popular demand, our UNSW Optometry Clinic will be holding a Foreign Body Removal Workshop from 2.30pm - 5.00pm on Tuesday 16 February 2016.

Research Spotlight

Do you want a more objective fine motor eye-hand coordination test?  Current tests are coarse so we have devised a 13-plate iPad test with a wide range of degrees of difficulty. The number of errors and time-taken are displayed at the end of each plate, but a comparison with others of similar agewould improve the App.  The success of pilot studies using this Lee-Ryan UNSW Eye-Hand Coordination App has been published and to gain access to a copy, please email b.junghans@unsw.edu.au. Our report on the use of the App to differentiate visual function in amblyopes will go to the publishers soon.

However, we need your help to get this App to market for practitioners.  In IT, software upgrades occur regularly and already our App needs a ‘big’ upgrade.  A research assistant is required to conduct a short research project to gather patient-norms.

With ~$10,000 we can get this App to market for practitioners and researchers (for as little as the cost of five cups of coffee?).  Are you able to contribute (tax deductable)?  If so, click here or complete and return this form.