Dr Daniel Tilia

Dr Daniel Tilia

Adjunct Lecturer

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), University of New South Wales, Sydney, 2021. Thesis Title: Associations between binocular vision disorders and contact lens dissatisfaction.

Graduate Certificate in Ocular Therapeutics (GradCertOcTher), University of New South Wales, Sydney, 2012

Master of Optometry (MOptom), University of New South Wales, Sydney, 1999

Bachelor of Optometry with Honours Class 2 Division 1 (BOptom, Hons), University of New South Wales, Sydney, 1990


Professional memberships and fellowships

Optometry Australia

Cornea and Contact Lens Society of Australia

Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology

Fellow and member of the British Contact Lens Association

Fellow and member of the American Academy of Optometry









Medicine & Health
School of Optometry and Vision Science

Dr Daniel Tilia is the Principal Research Optometrist at nthamic Pty Ltd and an Adjunct Lecturer at the School of Optometry and Vision Science, UNSW Medicine.

Dr Tilia has over 30 years' experience as a registered optometrist. He spent the first 16 years of his career in fulltime private optometric practice (1990-2006) before joining the Institute for Eye Research (IER) as a Research Optometrist in 2006. He held the position of Senior Research Optometrist at both the IER and the Brien Holden Vision Institute (BHVI) from 2013-2016, and was the Clinic Research Manager at the BHVI from 2016-2019 before joining nthalmic in 2020.

Dr Tilia has served as the Principal Investigator in more than 35 clinical trials and as a team member in more than 175 clinical trials. He is currently the Chief Investigator in several international, multisite clinical trials assessing the efficacy of optical devices for reducing the rate of myopia progression in children. He has published more than 30 papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals spanning the areas of contact lenses, lens care solutions, vision correction devices and ophthalmic instrumentation. He has over 40 scientific abstracts and regularly presents his scientific work at various national and international optometric conferences. Dr Tilia is a voluntary anonymous reviewer for several peer-reviewed scientific journals.








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The Theo Kannis Prize for Advanced Clinical Optometry, 1997

My main research activities focus on optical devices that aim to slow down the rate of myopia progression in children.

Executive Committee Member of the Cornea and Contact Lens Association of Australia (CCLSA), NSW Division, since 2015

Participating Member of Standards Australia: MS-024 Optics and Ophthalmics: MS-024-09 Contact Lenses, since 2018