Brien Holden Vision Institute


Half the world’s population will be myopic by the middle of the century, with up to one-fifth of them – about 1 billion people – at a significantly increased risk of blindness, a UNSW-led study shows.


The world’s first Extended Depth of Focus contact lens, for people who experience blurred vision while doing close-up work like reading or sewing, has been granted approval by the US Food and Drug Administration.

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The World Council of Optometry has awarded eye care innovator Professor Brien Holden with its highest honour, the Distinguished Service Medal.

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Work is underway to discover if human tears can play a role in the early diagnosis of breast and prostate cancer.