Our primary objective is to work closely with industry to evaluate and develop innovative eye care products.

The Eye Research Group at UNSW's School of Optometry & Vision Science offers the exceptional opportunity to collaborate with internationally renowned and award-winning researchers.

Researchers at the Eye Research Group have valuable industry experience and are sensitive to relevant product development and marketing issues when designing and conducting clinical trials.

The Eye Research Group undertakes research studies in the areas of:

  • Contact Lenses – daily and overnight lens wear, soft and gas permeable, hydrogel and silicone hydrogel, spherical, toric and multifocal, myopia control and orthokeratology.
  • Contact Lens Care Products – solutions, cases, corneal staining.
  • Dry Eyes – tear supplements, dietary supplements, hormones.
  • Intra-ocular and Spectacle Lenses – vision, contrast sensitivity.
  • Microbial and Cell Biology – tears, ocular surface, contact lenses, contact lens cases, lens care products, wound healing.
  • Red Eyes — allergy, infection, inflammation.

Specialty techniques

  • Aberrometer Meibographer
  • Confocal microscopy OCT
  • Corneal topographer Oculus keratograph
  • HRT Open field autorefractor
  • Impression cytology Peripheral refraction
  • LipiFlow Tear osmometer
  • LipiView Tearscope
  • Meibographer
  • OCT
  • Oculus keratograph
  • Open field autorefractor
  • Peripheral refraction
  • Tear osmometer
  • Tearscope

Our researchers

Contact us

If you are interested in collaborating on a research project with the Eye Research Group at the School of Optometry & Vision Science UNSW, or if you have any other inquiries, please contact Dr Jacqueline Tan.

Eye Research Group
School of Optometry & Vision Science
UNSW Sydney
Level 3, North Wing, Rupert Myers Building
Gate 14, Barker Street, Kensington NSW 2052

Tel: +61 2 9385 6551
Email: jacqueline.tan@unsw.edu.au