Dr Sharon Oberstein

Dr Sharon Oberstein

Senior Lecturer
Medicine & Health
School of Optometry and Vision Science

Sharon qualified as an optometrist in South Africa (Cum laude). Sharon has worked in private optometric practice and university low vision clinics in South Africa, the United Kingdom and Australia. Her research area concerns driving with central visual impairment, the topic of her PhD, and for which she was awarded the 2015 Menzies Research Scholarship in Allied Health Sciences. She co-ordinates the low vision clinics and is the Deputy Clinic Director of the UNSW Optometry Clinic. Advanced skills in low vision have led to invitations to lecture at optometric and multi-disciplinary conferences and contribute to rehabilitation planning committees.  


Research Groups

Research Topics

  • Blue light blocking lenses, effects on visual and non-visual systems
  • Ageing and road safety
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School of Optometry and Vision Science UNSW Optometry Clinic Ground Floor, North Wing Rupert Myers Building
  • Journal articles | 2016
    Boon M; Oberstein SL; Chu BS; Wood JM, 2016, 'Views and practices of Australian optometrists regarding driving for patients with central visual impairment.', Clinical and Experimental Optometry, 99, pp. 476 - 483, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/cxo.12398
    Journal articles | 2014
    Bentley SA; Jackson AJ; Johnston AW; Napper GA; Hodgson M; Soong GP; Oberstein SL; Chong MFA; Baggoley G; Adams K; Berdoukas P; Boulos J; Calder L; Cochrane A; Fakih Z; Herse P; Ho M; Huang I; Kalff S; Kavanagh R; Main R; Maver A; Vincent S, 2014, 'Advancing low vision services: A plan for Australian optometry', Clinical and Experimental Optometry, 97, pp. 214 - 220, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/cxo.12139