Eye Research Group

Our primary objective is to work closely with industry to evaluate and develop innovative eye care products.

The Eye Research Group at the UNSW School of Optometry and Vision Science offers the exceptional opportunity to collaborate with internationally renowned and award winning researchers.

Researchers at the Eye Research Group have valuable industry experience, and are sensitive to relevant product development and marketing issues when designing and conducting clinical trials.

The Eye Research Group at the School of Optometry and Vision Science at UNSW Sydney performs research studies in the areas of:

  • Contact Lenses – daily and overnight lens wear; soft and gas permeable; hydrogel and silicone hydrogel; spherical, toric and multifocal; myopia control; orthokeratology
  • Contact Lens Care Products – solutions; cases; corneal staining
  • Dry Eyes – tear supplements; dietary supplements; hormones
  • Intra-ocular and Spectacle Lenses – vision; contrast sensitivity
  • Microbial and Cell Biology – tears; ocular surface;contact lenses; contact lens cases; lens care products; wound healing
  • Red Eyes — allergy; infection; inflammation

Highlights

  • Located within one of Australia’s leading research and teaching universities, with more than 50,000 students from over 120 countries.
  • 4000 patients flowing through the clinic each year.
  • Specialty Contact Lens, Dry Eye and Red Eye Clinics facilitate targeted patient recruitment.
  • Advanced diagnostic tools and techniques.
  • Diverse and well-established database of potential study participants.

Specialty Techniques

UNSW Sydney invests in major research infrastructure and equipment, and has built a world-class research environment, enabling the Eye Research Group at the School of Optometry and Vision Science to work at the cutting edge of local, national and international research. Specialty tools available include:

Aberrometer Meibographer
Confocal microscopy OCT
Corneal topographer Oculus keratograph
HRT Open field autorefractor
Impression cytology Peripheral refraction
LipiFlow Tear osmometer
LipiView Tearscope

Our Researchers

Dr Jackie Tan-Showyin

Role: Senior Research Fellow

Phone: +61 2 9385 6551
Office: Room 3.031 Rupert Myers Building (North Wing) UNSW, Kensington 2052

Ms Katherine Wong

Role: Research Optometrist

Phone: +61 2 9385 3271
Office: Room 3.031 Rupert Myers Building (North Wing) UNSW, Kensington 2

Dr Jaya Sowjanya Siddireddy

Role: Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

Phone: +61 2 9385 3159
Office: Room 3.031, Rupert Myers Building (North Wing) UNSW, Kensington 2052

Professor Fiona Stapleton

Role: Scientia Professor

Phone: +61 2 9385 4375
Office: Room 3.054 Rupert Myers Building (North Wing) UNSW, Kensington 2052

Professor Mark Willcox

Role: Professor and Director of Research

Phone: +61 9385 4164
Office: Room 3.057 Rupert Myers Building (North Wing) UNSW, Kensington 2052

Dr Ajay Kumar Vijay

Role: Research Fellow

Phone: +61 2 9385 4503
Office: Room 3.061 Rupert Myers Building (North Wing) UNSW, Kensington 2052

Dr Simin Masoudi

Role: Research Associate

Phone: +61 2 9385 9227
Office: Room 3.060 Rupert Myers Building (North Wing) UNSW, Kensington 2052

Professor Eric Papas

Role: Professor

Phone: +61 2 9385 9232
Office: Room 3.046 Rupert Myers Building (North Wing) UNSW, Kensington 2052

Contact Us

If you are interested in collaborating with the Eye Research Group at the School of Optometry and Vision Science, UNSW Sydney on a research project or if you have any other inquiries, please contact Dr Jacqueline Tan.

Eye Research Group at the
School of Optometry and Vision Science
UNSW Sydney
Level 3, North Wing, Rupert Myers Building
Gate 14, Barker Street, Kensington NSW 2052
Australia

Tel: +61 2 9385 6551
Email: jacqueline.tan@unsw.edu.au