SOVS is delighted to have the support of Rotary which has given $10,000 in recent months to support an innovative treatment for amblyopia (“lazy eye”) being developed in SOVS.
Recent research, led by Dr Lisa Hamm, has been looking at whether current screening tests could be improved through testing not with letters but symbols specially designed for children.
On 1 March, we held our annual Low Vision day for the Part V optometry students to increase their knowledge and awareness of the difficulties people with reduced vision and vision impairments face in their everyday lives.
Following the success of the inaugural conference in 2017, we are excited to present a 1-day conference on Sunday, 29 July 2018.
Many attendees of the faculty’s 50th anniversary open day made the trip up to the School of Optometry & Vision Science to see our research and our clinical teaching.
The 15th Scientific and 9th Educators’ meeting in Optometry (SEMO) will take place 5-6 April in Melbourne.
On Saturday 17 March 2018 from 9.30am-4pm our Grafton Campus will open to the public with a carnival atmosphere.
The School’s academic staff and postgraduate students gathered together at the picturesque Bella Rakha resort over 2 days at the end of January.
Auckland hosted the Retinal International Congress for the first time on 10-11 February. This was a conference where most of the participants had some form of visual impairment. Although largely organised by the Department of Ophthalmology, 15 students from Parts III...
On 8 February we were fortunate to be visited by Prof Michael Kalloniatis who spoke about clinical examination of retinal dystrophies.
Manuela Bossi, a London-based PhD student supervised by Prof Steven Dakin, works on developing new therapies for childhood amblyopia.
Dr Nabin Paudel has secured a position as postdoctoral researcher at the Centre for Eye Research Ireland, Dublin Institute of Technology.