Mr Wilson Luu

Mr Wilson Luu

  • 2022 PhD in Vision Science at the University of New South Wales
  • 2015 BOptom (Hons)/ BSc (Hons) at the University of New South Wales
Medicine & Health
School of Optometry and Vision Science

Dr Wilson Luu graduated from UNSW with a Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Optometry (Hons) and received an award in research in 2015. Since graduating, Wilson has worked in both corporate and independent optometry practices in rural NSW and metropolitan Sydney and has travelled overseas to provide eye care to the Nepalese Everest community. He is qualified to prescribe ophthalmic medicines to manage eye diseases. His interest areas are low vision, myopia control, contact lenses, ocular pathology and use of artificial intelligence and technology in eye care.

Wilson completed his PhD at the Centre for Eye Health and School of Optometry and Vision Science (UNSW) in 2022, researching the use of virtual reality in assessing vision. He is a Lecturer, Stage 4 Clinic Course Convenor and Clinical Supervisor at the UNSW School of Optometry and Vision Science. He is involved in research at UNSW and is a Review Editor in Frontiers in Neuro-Ophthalmology.

Wilson is also involved in industry, both as an independent practice owner and being the current chairperson of the Not-For-Profit association, Young Optometrists (YO), which aims to support optometry and vision science students and early career optometrists within 10 years of graduation. He is a member of the industry working group collaborators (Visiting Committee) with the School of Optometry and Vision Science at UNSW. Other professional affiliations include: Member of Optometry Australia (OA); Member of Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO).

School of Optometry and Vision Science North Wing, Rupert Myers Building

  • 2022 Displays Respect Award
  • 2021 The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) Travel Award
  • 2019 Asia-Pacific Conference on Vision (APCV) Travel Award
  • 2018 - 2021 Guide Dogs NSW/ACT Scholarship for Postgraduate Studies
  • 2018 - 2021 Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship

Research Laboratory

  • Sensory Processes Research Laboratory


Research Areas

  • Virtual Reality
  • Sensory Processes
  • Visual Perception
  • Low Vision & Vision Impairment


Find out more on our research laboratory webpage: Sensory Processes Research Laboratory

My Teaching

I am involved in teaching with both undergraduate and postgraduate students.

I am the course coordinator for the following:

  • OPTM6412
  • OPTM6422