Our academics win contact lens research honours

Scientia Professor Fiona Stapleton has become the new president of the International Society for Contact Lens Research and her PhD student, Rabia Mobeen, received a student scholarship. 

Scientia Professor Fiona Stapleton has become the new president of the International Society for Contact Lens Research and her PhD student, Rabia Mobeen, received a student scholarship. 

‘The International Society for Contact Lens Research is a group of global experts from all aspects of contact lens research,’ Professor Stapleton said. ‘The society is unique as our membership comprises university, industry-based and independent researchers working across a wide range of basic and clinical areas, plus leading contact lens clinicians.

‘We meet formally at our biennial scientific symposia, and our meetings bring together our global membership, industry partners, expert keynote speakers from related and emerging fields plus the best and brightest PhD students in our field to discuss recent developments, address our key challenges and identify future research needs to advance the field and the industry.’

Rabia is researching the effect of age and contact lens wear on the inflammatory status of the cornea. The project aims to compare the ocular surface immune response to contact lens wear across different age groups.

Fiona's appointment and Rabia's Scholarship were reported by Optometry Australia. You can read the full article here. 

Congratulations Fiona and Rabia!