Another troubling consequence of the bushfire smoke is its effects on our eyes. But there are some steps we can take to minimise irritation and any risk of longer-term harm.
Eye care research highlights the widespread problem of vision impairment in PNG, prompting advocates like Dr Anthea Burnett to keenly pursue widespread optometry services.
With 36% of Australians projected to have myopia, or short-sightedness, by 2020, a new pilot campaign has been launched by optometrists to encourage early treatment.
Optometrists and ophthalmologists at UNSW’s Centre for Eye Health are taking a new approach to managing patients with glaucoma.
Researchers have created a new optical illusion that helps reveal how our brains determine the material properties of objects – such as whether they are transparent, shiny, matte or translucent – just by looking at them.
Close collaboration between eye care professionals improves diagnosis of the blinding eye disease glaucoma and reduces unnecessary and costly referrals to ophthalmologists, a UNSW-led study shows.
Professor Brien Holden has been awarded the American Academy of Optometry’s highest honour for his lifetime of achievement in vision science.
UNSW has won three of four prizes at the Royal Society of New South Wales awards, including a coveted medal not presented for 20 years.
Jenna Owen is determined to close the gap on Indigenous health when she becomes the first Aboriginal optometrist in NSW.