Spotlight on our Research

There are many stories about the research that we are doing in the School of Optometry and Vision Science. Here are just a few of them.

Appropriate correlation of optic nerve head measurements between clinical techniques is pivotal to utilise the full range of eye health care technology and services. This study informs practitioners of factors relevant to maintain consistent outcomes and interpretations regardless of the underlying clinical imaging modality.


In addition to his visiting academic appointment at the School of Optometry and Vision Science, Prof. Arthur Ho (Brien Holden Vision Institute) is a Voluntary Professor of Ophthalmology at the Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami.  Spotlight on Our Research recently spoke with him about one of their latest publications.

The 2017 meeting of the American Academy of Optometry was held at the McCormick Place Convention Centre in Chicago, Illinois. This year marked the 96th annual meeting of the Academy, with the highlight of the “Today’s Research, Tomorrow’s Practice” plenary session being “The Eye As a Mirror to the Brain”, with presentations in the session by Dr Robert Sergott of the Wills Eye Hospital, Dr Christopher Hudson from the University of Waterloo and Dr Marina Bedny from Johns Hopkins University.

Over the past week, many of our School of Optometry and Vision Science (SOVS) staff and students gathered with fellow contact lens researchers and clinicians from around the world at Stevenson, WA, USA for the 17th International Society for Contact Lens Research (ISCLR) Conference.

The British Contact Lens Association (BCLA) conference 2017 held from 9th to 11th June in Liverpool, UK (the “home of The Beatles”) was educational, informative and a wonderful celebration of the 40th anniversary of BCLA clinical conferences. The School of Optometry and Vision Science (SOVS) was well represented, with Professor Mark Willcox, Visiting Professor Eric Papas, Dr Jacqueline Tan and PhD candidate Ms Jaya Sowjanya Siddireddy in attendance.