School of Optometry and Vision Science

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This World Sight Day, we’ve compiled some of the many highlights from UNSW researchers and students working towards improving eye health.

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You’ve heard of blood tests and stool samples. Tear samples might be the next screening method to enter your doctor’s office, a new study from UNSW Sydney suggests.

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Eye care research highlights the widespread problem of vision impairment in PNG, prompting advocates like Dr Anthea Burnett to keenly pursue widespread optometry services.

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In a country where optometrists are one in 4 million, UNSW is supporting a dramatic expansion in health care that will change how many people see their world.

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The public can take advantage of the latest evidence-based treatments for short-sightedness with the introduction of a new Myopic Control Clinic at UNSW.

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Wearing overnight specially designed rigid contact lenses that reshape the eye could remove the need for reading glasses in middle age, a UNSW study shows.

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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.

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For his breakthrough work in tackling vision impairment, Professor Brien Holden has been awarded the Schwab Social Entrepreneur Award for Africa.

A new state-of-the-art eye testing centre has opened at UNSW, offering free services to the public - thanks to the generosity of Guide Dogs NSW/ACT.