Just like your body, your eyes and vision change over time. Changes in the eye’s focusing ability for new vision is called presbyopia. Myopia, or near-sightedness is a condition where a person sees objects closest to them clearly, but their long-distance vision is blurry. The School of Optometry & Vision Science conduct studies for healthy eyes, and the eye conditions of Myopia and Presbyopia. View our current studies.

  • This study might be a good fit if you meet the following criteria:

    • are between 20 and 40 years old
    • have no known eye diseases
    • have a spectacle or contact lens prescription between -6.00 and +6.00 dioptres, and less than -3.00 dioptres of astigmatism
    • do not suffer from medical conditions and/or take medications that may affect the visual system: e.g. diabetes, neurological disorders, or cancer.
  • This study might be a good fit if you meet the following criteria:

    • any gender between the ages of 18 to 50 years old
    • normal healthy eyes or cone shaped eyes (keratoconus)
    • normal vision with or without glasses
    • can understand and provide informed consent to participate
    • can comply with the study procedures.
  • This study might be a good fit if you meet the following criteria:

    • are aged 6-12 years (inclusive)
    • are willing to wear soft contact lenses daily
    • have Myopia (near sightedness)
    • have otherwise normal vision, and good ocular and general health
    • have not previously used any myopia control treatments for more than 1 month or within the last month
    • does not have an eye turn, "lazy" eye, or a history of surgery or other treatments or medications which may affect eye growth or contact lens wear
    • have no plans to move for the duration of the study (1 year)
    • is competent enough in English to be able to fully understand the participant information and consent form or you can consent on their behalf.
  • This study might be a good fit if you meet the following criteria:

    • are 40 years or older
    • have had an eye test by an Optometrist or Ophthalmologist in the past 36 months
    • have NOT been diagnosed with any type of glaucoma in one or both eyes.
  • This study might be a good fit if you meet the following criteria:

    • are aged 18 years or older
    • able to read and understand English and be willing to provide your consent to participate in this study (as will be demonstrated by signing a record of informed consent)
    • willing to donate oil samples from your lids
    • have no pre-existing disease that adversely affects ocular health. Conditions such as systemic hypertension and arthritis do not automatically exclude you
    • have no need for any systemic medication or topical medications which may alter normal ocular findings.