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  • 21 August 2017

    The Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in collaboration with partners, is promoting the fourth annual Contact Lens Health Week from August 21-25, 2017. This year's campaign theme is "healthy habits mean healthy eyes" and focuses on encouraging youth to start healthy habits early, for healthy eyes later.

  • 18 August 2017

    The first first global online myopia management course developed by the Brien Holden Vision Institute (BHVI), featuring School of Optometry and Vision Science (SOVS) myopia researchers was officially launched in June 2017 to Australian and South African optometrists.

  • 15 August 2017

    Jaya Sowjanya Siddireddy presented her latest research titled “The role of eyelid bacteria in contact lens discomfort” at a Cornea and Contact Lens Society of Australia (CCLSA) Chapter Event held in Brisbane on 27 July 2017. Sowjanya is the recipient of two consecutive CCLSA awards in 2015 and 2016.

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Research Spotlight

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.

It was a great opportunity to explore and discover the multi-faceted nature of the dynamic contact lens community. It was a wonderful place to find a conclave of distinguished scientists, outstanding ophthalmologists and optometrists, and innovative industry professionals, all united in the vigorous pursuit of excellence in the field of contact lens research and related sciences.

School of Optometry and Vision Science, UNSW sent a large contingent of 11 academics, scientists and PhD students to this bi-annual conference, where they had several paper/poster presentations. Many of the SOVS staff were involved in moderating contact lens sessions.