Considering a research degree?

Develop new skills, deepen your knowledge, contribute to the evidence base and work with internationally-recognised experts.

  • MPhil (18 months full-time)
  • PhD (3 years full-time)

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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.