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School of Optometry and Vision Science

Research groups

The school has six major research groups reflecting its particular strengths within optometry research. Beyond that, we have individual academics who are experts in particular fields of research.

  • Clinical Vision

    Research projects in clinical optometry encompassing the areas of clinical expertise and the interests of individual researchers.

  • Ecology of Colour Vision

    Research into the relationship between colour vision systems and colourful patterns of plants and animals.

  • Myopia Laboratory

    Topics currently in progress include myopia development and control and the mechanics of myopia progression.

  • Visual Neuroscience

    Research topics focussed on amblyopia, psychophysics and non-invasive brain stimulation.

  • Vision in Children

    Between 1 in 10 and 1 in 20 New Zealand children have some form of vision problem which, if left untreated, could affect literacy and academic performance.