Lisa Asper

Senior Lecturer and Director of Learning and Teaching
Senior Lecturer

About me:

My laboratory group investigates visual perception. Research includes investigation of binocular summation in amblyopia, perceptual learning, yoked prism, and repeatability of binocular vision testing procedures. I hope to branch out to investigate visual perception in early dementia in the near future.

Education

OD (Southern California College of Optometry, 1980)

PhD (UNSW, 2004)

RESEARCH
My Research Goals:

  • Investigate binocularity
  • Investigate visual perception in groups such as the elderly, those with dementia, those with ocular disease
  • Investigate the effect of vertical yoked prisms on visual perception and action

Recent Student Projects (PhD and Honours)

  • Perceptual learning in contrast discrimination
  • Development of interocular and spatial interactions
  • The effect of vertical yoked prisms on gait
  • The effect of vertical yoked prisms on lateral heterophoria
  • Posture and eyestrain when using smart phones
  • The effect of various targets on

Current Student Projects (Honours)

  • Investigation of activities that may or may not affect cycloplegia
  • Investigation into the repeatabiltiy of binocular vision testing

 

TEACHING & OUTREACH

Courses I co-ordinate and teach:

 

OPTM3111

            http://www.handbook.unsw.edu.au/undergraduate/courses/2014/OPTM3111.html

 

OPTM3211

            http://www.handbook.unsw.edu.au/undergraduate/courses/2014/OPTM3211.html

OPTM4211

           http://www.handbook.unsw.edu.au/undergraduate/courses/2014/OPTM4211.html

 

Additional courses in which I teach

 

VISN 1101

            http://www.handbook.unsw.edu.au/undergraduate/courses/2014/VISN1101.html

 

OPTM2190

            http://www.handbook.unsw.edu.au/undergraduate/courses/2014/OPTM2190.html

 

Professional affiliations and service positions

 

            Member, Optometry Australia

 

Research Groups

Research Topics

  • Binocular Vision
  • Development and maturation of the visual system, amblyopia, colour vision
  • Digital devices (smartphones and computers), eye strain and dry eye

Publications

Conference Papers
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Golebiowski B; Long J; Harrison K; Lee A; Asper L, 2018, 'Smartphone use and effects on tear film, blinking and binocular vision', in Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology annual meeting, Honolulu USA, presented at Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology annual meeting, Honolulu USA, 28 April 2018 - 04 May 2018
2018
Boon M; Ryan M; Asper L; Jiao N, 2017, 'Vision training; Comparing a novel virtual reality game of snakes with a conventional clinical therapy', in 2017 IEEE Life Sciences Conference (LSC), IEEE, Sydney, Australia, pp. 43 - 46, presented at IEEE Life Sciences Conference 2017, Sydney, Australia, 13 December 2017 - 15 December 2017, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/LSC.2017.8268139
2017
Asper LJ; Crewther DP; Crewther S, 2003, 'Do different amblyopes have different attentional blinks?', in INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE, ASSOC RESEARCH VISION OPHTHALMOLOGY INC, FT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA, pp. U441 - U441, presented at Annual Meeting of the Association-for-Research-in-Vision-and-Ophthalmology, FT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA, 04 May 2003, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000184607001555&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a
2003
Conference Abstracts
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Long J; Cheung R; Duong S; Paynter R; Asper L, (ed.), 2015, 'Viewing distance and eyestrain symptoms with prolonged viewing of smartphones', in The Proceedings of the 19th Triennial Congress of the International Ergonomics Association. Melbourne, 9-14 August, 2015., International Ergonomics Association, Vol. 100, pp. 133 - 137, presented at IEA2015 International Ergonomics Association 19thTriennial Congress, 09 August 2015 - 14 August 2015, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/cxo.12453
2015
Yeotikar N; Khuu SK; Asper LJ; Alexander JA; Suttle CM, 2010, 'Configuration Effects of Chain Lateral Gabor Stimuli on Parafoveal Crowding', in Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Association of Research Vision Ophthalmology Inc, Rockville, MD, USA, pp. 5173, presented at ARVO, Fort Lauderdale, 01 May 2010, http://abstracts.iovs.org//cgi/content/abstract/51/5/5173
2010
Shono L; Suttle CM; Khuu SK; Asper LJ, 2009, 'Binocular summation of contour integration thresholds', in Perception, Pion, Regensburg, Germany, Vol. 38, pp. 156 - 156, presented at European Conference on Visual Perception, Regensburg, Germany, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000207905000506&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a
2009
Yeotikar N; Suttle CM; Alexander JA; Asper LJ; Khuu SK, 2009, 'Cross- vs within-channel masking in contrast discrimination', in Perception, Pion, Regensburg, Germany, Vol. 38, pp. 73 - 73, presented at European Conference on Visual Perception, Regensburg, Germany, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000207905000237&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a
2009
Masgoret X; Suttle CM; Asper LJ; Alexander J, 2008, 'The effect of foveal contour interaction on a spatial resolution task under dichoptic, half-binocular, and binocular conditions', in PERCEPTION, SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD, Vol. 37, pp. 144 - 144, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000263269900516&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a
2008
Vedamurthy I; Suttle CM; Alexander JA; Asper LJ, 2004, 'Acuity and alignment thresholds under monocular, dichoptic, and binocular viewing conditions', in Perception, Pion Ltd, Vol. 33, pp. 92 - 92, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000224198700283&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a
2004
Conference Posters
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Junghans BM; Liu S; Yeung Y; Watt K; Asper LJ, 2014, 'The impact of target type and verbal instructions on accommodative status during objective refraction', Orlando, Florida, USA, Vol. 55, presented at The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Inc, Orlando, Florida, USA, 04 May 2014 - 08 January 2015
2014
Asper LJ; Leung A; Tran C; Suttle C; Watt K, 2014, 'The effect of vertical yoked prism on horizontal heterophoria', Orlando, Florida, USA, Vol. 55, presented at The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Inc, Orlando, Florida, USA, 04 May 2014 - 08 May 2014, http://abstracts.iovs.org//cgi/content/abstract/55/5/756?sid=660a8ae2-1223-483c-a534-0a6009cc9026
2014
Yeotikar NS; Khuu SK; Asper LJ; Alexander J; Suttle CM, 2010, 'Configuration Effects of Chain Lateral Gabor Stimuli on Parafoveal Crowding', Ft Lauderdale, Florida, USA, Vol. 51, presented at The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Inc, Ft Lauderdale, Florida, USA, 02 May 2010 - 06 May 2010, http://abstracts.iovs.org//cgi/content/abstract/51/5/5173?sid=660a8ae2-1223-483c-a534-0a6009cc9026
2010
Asper L; Crewther DP; Crewther S, 2003, 'Do different amblyopes have different attentional blinks?', Florida, USA, Vol. 44, pp. 4094, presented at The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Inc (ARVO), Florida, USA, - , http://abstracts.iovs.org/cgi/content/abstract/44/5/4094
2003
Conference Proceedings (Editor of)
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Asper LJ; Crewther DP; Crewther SG, (eds.), 2003, 'Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science', Association of Research Vision Ophthalmology Inc, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, presented at ARVO 2003: Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 01 - 09 May 2003
2003
Journal articles
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Boon MY; Asper LJ; Chik P; Alagiah P; Ryan M, 2020, 'Treatment and compliance with virtual reality and anaglyph-based training programs for convergence insufficiency', Clinical and Experimental Optometry, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/cxo.13057
2020
Jaiswal S; Asper L; Long J; Lee A; Harrison K; Golebiowski B, 2019, 'Ocular and visual discomfort associated with smartphones, tablets and computers: what we do and don’t know', Clinical and Experimental Optometry, vol. 102, pp. 463 - 477, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/cxo.12851
2019
Golebiowski B; Long J; Harrison K; Lee A; Chidi-Egboka N; Asper L, 2019, 'Smartphone Use and Effects on Tear Film, Blinking and Binocular Vision', Current Eye Research, vol. in press, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02713683.2019.1663542
2019
Jaiswal S; Asper L; Long J; Lee A; Harrison K; Golebiowski B, 2019, 'Ocular and visual discomfort associated with smartphones, tablets and computers: what we do and do not know', Clinical and Experimental Optometry,
2019
Asper L; Watt K; Khuu S, 2018, 'Optical treatment of amblyopia: a systematic review and meta-analysis', Clinical and Experimental Optometry, vol. 101, pp. 431 - 442, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/cxo.12657
2018
Mani R; Asper L; Khuu S, 2018, 'Deficits in saccades and smooth-pursuit eye movements in adults with traumatic brain injury: A systematic review and meta-analysis', Brain Injury, vol. 32, pp. 1315 - 1336, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02699052.2018.1483030
2018
Long J; Cheung R; Duong S; Paynter R; Asper L, 2017, 'Viewing distance and eyestrain symptoms with prolonged viewing of smartphones', Clinical and Experimental Optometry, vol. 100, pp. 133 - 137, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/cxo.12453
2017
Suttle CM; Asper LJ; Sturnieks D; Menant J, 2015, 'Negligible impact on posture from 5-Diopter vertical yoked prisms', Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, vol. 56, pp. 2980 - 2984, http://dx.doi.org/10.1167/iovs.14-15866
2015
Asper L; Leung A; Tran C; Suttle CM; Watt K, 2015, 'The Effects of Vertical Yoked Prism on Horizontal Heterophoria.', Optometry and vision science : official publication of the American Academy of Optometry, vol. 92, pp. 1016 - 1020, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/opx.0000000000000686
2015
Asper L; Leung A; Tran C; Suttle CM; Watt K, 2015, 'The Effects of Vertical Yoked Prism on Horizontal Heterophoria.', Optom Vis Sci, vol. 92, pp. 1016 - 1020, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/OPX.0000000000000686
2015
Errington JA; Menant JC; Suttle CM; Bruce J; Asper LJ, 2013, 'The effects of vertical yoked prisms on gait', Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, vol. 54, pp. 3949 - 3956, http://dx.doi.org/10.1167/iovs.12-10955
2013
Masgoret X; Asper LJ; Alexander JA; Suttle CM, 2011, 'The development of crowding and interocular interactions in a resolution acuity task', Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, vol. 52, pp. 9452 - 9456, http://dx.doi.org/10.1167/iovs.11-8148
2011
Masgoret X; Asper LJ; Alexander JA; Suttle CM, 2010, 'Enhancement of resolution acuity in a half-binocular viewing condition', Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, vol. 51, pp. 6066 - 6069, http://dx.doi.org/10.1167/iovs.09-4896
2010
Vedamurthy I; Suttle CM; Alexander JA; Asper LJ, 2008, 'A psychophysical study of human binocular interactions in normal and amblyopic visual systems', Vision Research, vol. 48, pp. 1522 - 1531, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.visres.2008.04.004
2008
Vedamurthy I; Suttle CM; Alexander JA; Asper LJ, 2007, 'Interocular interactins during acuity measurement in children and adults, and in adults with amblyopia', Vision Research, vol. 47, pp. 179 - 188
2007
Vedamurthy I; Suttle CM; Alexander J; Asper LJ, 2007, 'Interocular interactions during acuity measurement in children and adults, and in adults with amblyopia', Vision Research, vol. 47, pp. 179 - 188,
2007
Suttle CM; Alexander JA; Asper LJ; Vedamurthy I, 2006, 'Interocular interactions during acuity measurement in children and adults, and in adults with amblyopia', Vision Research, vol. 47, pp. 179 - 188, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.visres.2006.08.017
2006
Asper LJ; Crewther DP; Crewther SG, 2000, 'Strabismic amblyopia: Part 1 Psychophysics', Clinical and Experimental Optometry, vol. 83, pp. 49 - 58, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1444-0938.2000.tb04892.x
2000
Asper LJ; Crewther DP; Crewther SG, 2000, 'Strabismic amblyopia Prt 2: Neural processing', Clinical and Experimental Optometry, vol. 83, pp. 200 - 211, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1444-0938.2000.tb05003.x
2000