This page, to be developed over time, contains not only articles important in the School’s history, but also items and photos that will bring back memories to many who have studied or had links with the School of Optometry and Vision Science.  

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Professor Joesph Lederer

Professor Daniel O'Leary

Professor Stephen Dain

Professor Barry Collin

Key Achievements

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Invention Section

The Virtual Refractor

A generation of optometry students have learnt to refract at home before going in to the Clinical Laboratory to practice on each other.  They have done this by using the patient-simulator 'Refract-A-Mac' or Virtual Refractor' as Dr Jack Alexander’s interactive software variously came to be known.  

Read the full story here describing the meticulous and innovative software programming undertaken by Jack Alexander over two decades during his time as a Senior Lecturer at the School of Optometry and Vision Science, and then through an association with the Brien Holden Vision Institute during his retirement

This article has been reproduced with the permission of Insight Magazine.

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