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School of Optometry and Vision Science

Clinical Vision

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

The clinical research activities of the individual researchers within this group range from clinical trials to the systematic investigation of specific clinical areas. Current research topics include:

  • Artificial Eye Wear
  • Clinical Techniques
  • Low Vision

1.    2015 Pine KR, Sloan BH, Jacobs RJ. Clinical Ocular Prosthetics. Springer International Publishing Switzerland. 314 pages. DOI     10.1007/978-3-319-19057-0. 

2.    2014 Watt T, Robertson K, Jacobs RJ. Refractive Error, Binocular Vision and Accommodation of Children with Down Syndrome.     Clinical and Experimental Optometry. 98(1):3-11.

3.    2014 Teel DFW, Jacobs RJ, Copland J, Neal DR, Thibos LN. Differences between Wavefront and Subjective Refraction for Infrared     Light. Optometry and Vision Science 91(10):1158-1166.

4.    2014 Mohidin N, Yap MKH, Jacobs RJ. Electrodes for Multifocal Electroretinography (mfERG): A Comparison of Four Electrodes     Types SAINS MALAYSIANA 43(7):1089-1094.

5.    2013 Yu TY, Jacobs RJ, Anstice NS, Paudel N, Harding JE, Thompson B. Global motion perception in 2-year-old children: a method     for psychophysical assessment and relationships with monocular and binocular visual function. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 26 Nov 2013.     DOI 10.1167/iovs.13-13051

6.    2013 Pine KR, Sloan BH, Jacobs RJ. A proposed model of the response of the anophthalmic socket to prosthetic eye wear and its     application to the management of mucoid discharge. MEDICAL HYPOTHESES 81(2):300-305

7.    2013 BAKER PA, RAOS AS, THOMPSON JMD, JACOBS RJ. Visual acuity during direct laryngoscopy at different illuminance levels.     Anesthesia & Analgesia 116(2):343-350

8.    2013 PINE KR, SLOAN B, STEWART J, JACOBS RJ. The response of the anophthalmic socket to prosthetic eye wear.. Clin Exp Optom     96(4):388-93. DOI:10.1111/cxo.12004

9.    2013 BLACK JM, JACOBS RJ, PHILIPS G, CHEN L, TAN E, TRAN A, Thompson B. An assessment of the iPad as a testing platform for     distance visual acuity in adults. BMJ Open, E00230.

10.    2013 PINE KR, HAN KI, SLOAN B, JACOBS RJ, SWIFT S. Deposit buildup on prosthetic eye material (in vitro) and its effect on     surface wettability. Clin Ophthalmol 7:313-319

11.    2013 PINE KR, JACOBS RJ, SLOAN B. The development of measurement tools for prosthetic eye research. Clinical and     Experimental Optometry 96(1):32-38

12.    2012 PINE K, SLOAN B, JACOBS RJ. Biosocial profile of New Zealand prosthetic eye wearers. New Zealand Medical Journal.      125 (1363):29-38.

13.    2012 PINE K, SLOAN B, STEWART J, JACOBS RJ. A survey of prosthetic eye wearers to investigate mucoid discharge. Clinical     Ophthalmology 6:707-713. DOI:

14.    2012 PINE K, SLOAN B, JACOBS RJ. Deposit build-up on prosthetic eyes and the implications for conjunctival inflammation and     mucoid discharge. Clinical Ophthalmology.  6:1755-1762.. 

15.    2012 LEUNG M, KANG S, TURUWHENUA J, JACOBS RJ. Effects of illumination and observation angle on the van Herick procedure.     Clinical and Experimental Optometry 95(1): 72-77. doi: 10.1111/j.1444-0938.2011.00646.x  (first published online 13 Oct 2011)

16.    2012 ZHANG S, MOYES S, MCLEAN C, SEARCHFIELD G, WELCH, D, JACOBS, R, . . . KERSE N.  Self-reported hearing, vision and     quality of life: Older people in New Zealand. Australasian Journal on Ageing. doi:10.1111/j.1741-6612.2012.00627.x

17.    2011 BAKER PA, MCQUOID S, THOMPSON JM, JACOBS RJ. An audit of laryngoscopes and application of a new ISO standard..     Paediatr Anaesth, 21(4), 428-434. doi:10.1111/j.1460-9592.2011.03525.x

18.    2011 PINE K, SLOAN B, STEWART J, JACOBS RJ. Concerns of anophthalmic patients wearing artificial eyes. Clinical and     Experimental Ophthalmology 39 (1): ??.  Article first published online: 19 JUL 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1442-9071.2010.02381.x.