The Contact Lens and Visual Optics Laboratory (CLVOL) is located within the School of Optometry and Vision Science. It is part of QUT’s Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation (IHBI). The primary research objectives of the laboratory are to better understand vision, the optics of the eye, optical corrections of the eye and the processes underlying the regulation of eye growth. The laboratory has a sophisticated range of measurement and analysis techniques. These include methods to investigate the shape of the cornea, the optical characteristics of the eye, visual performance of contact lenses and the biometric properties of the eye.
Children need to spend about three hours outside each day to prevent the onset of myopia, or short-sightedness, according to QUT Researcher, Associate Professor Scott Read.
The diverse range of scientific backgrounds serves the research conducted at CLVOL very well. Research falls under four main themes: contact lenses, visual optics, imaging, and myopia research.
Research on the effect of light theraphy on choridial thickness receives award at QUT postgraduate masters of optometry project presentation.