Australian researchers have contributed to a new paper offering one of the most comprehensive reviews into the future of contact lenses, with predictions the medical device will extend beyond refractive correction to detect disease, deliver drugs,
The beginning of 2021 saw the New South Wales and Victorian governments introduce mandatory use of masks in indoor settings to prevent transmission of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARSCoV- 2).
Prominent Australian optometrists; Dr Laura Downie, Professor Mark Willcox and Professor Fiona Stapleton, are among the authors of a new global consensus report on prescribing and fitting contact lenses (CL) to be launched this month (March).
Research conducted by UNSW Sydney has paved the way for clinical testing of an eye drop treatment for diabetic macular oedema and wet age-related macular degeneration, the leading causes of blindness in the developed world.
Professor Mark Willcox, Director of Research at the School of Optometry and Vision Science at UNSW (Sydney) is one of five ocular scientists to be globally recognised for contributing “significantly to the advancement of eye/vision care in the pub
The University of New South Wales School of Optometry and Vision Science recently held its inaugural student conference (USSC). The conference was inspired by the University of Melbourne’s Doctor of Optometry student conference.
I completed my Optometry degree from India in 2017. After the completion of my undergraduate degree I worked for a while in Nepal and I was also involved in the eye camps organised in Nepal by Eyes4Everest.
Talented early career optometrist Dr Jack Phu is the first Australian to receive the American Academy of Optometry Foundation’s Beta Sigma Kappa research fellowship and will use the funds to progress his research to tailor glaucoma treatment.
Congratulations to Scientia Professor Fiona Stapleton who was named in The Australian 250 top researchers in Australia. Fiona was one of 66 scholars who are leading the field of health and medical sciences.
The potential for inexpensive social media campaigns to increase interest in, and drive appointments with, optometry is often discussed. However, there is little hard evidence to support its value or to guide its implementation.
In Part 3 of Insight’s dry eye series, academic and author Dr Maria Markoulli shares her interest in the impact of ocular and systemic disease on the tear film and how eyecare professionals can better use this to diagnose and manage these
With as little as a third of contact lens-wearing adults recalling any advice from their eyecare provider, a group of Australian optometrists is emphasising the importance of safety conversations with contact lens patients as the international eye
The achievements of 2019 graduates from the University of New South Wales School of Optometry and Vision Science (UNSW SOVS) have been recognised at a virtual awards event hosted by Head of School, Professor Lisa Keay