Our research focuses on a number of key areas in optometry and vision science, with internationally recognised research programs:

  • Myopia and its prevention and control
  • Contact lenses
  • Optics of the eye and imaging
  • Advanced methods for imaging the eye
  • Anterior eye assessment and treatment
  • Novel methods for the early detection and management of eye disease
  • Melanopsin photoreception and visual science
  • Ocular cell biology
  • Ocular biomarkers of systemic disease
  • Vision and everyday function
  • Vision and driving
  • Indigenous eye health
  • Eye health services evaluation
  • Children’s vision.

We have a strong record of effective engagement with government and regulatory bodies, clinical practitioners and community groups and the QUT Optometry Clinic, through which we have achieved wide-ranging impact and translation of our research outcomes.

Acknowledgement of Traditional Owners

QUT acknowledges the Turrbal and Yugara, as the First Nations owners of the lands where QUT now stands. We pay respect to their Elders, lores, customs and creation spirits. We recognise that these lands have always been places of teaching, research and learning.

QUT acknowledges the important role Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people play within the QUT community.