Institute of Health and
Biomedical Innovation
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Vision and eye


Research in the program brings together vision scientists from QUT's School of Optometry and Vision Science and the School of Biomedical Sciences, in addition to a strong nexus with clinicians at the Queensland Eye Institute and Greenslopes Hospital, and with industry partners.

The Vision and Eye program has an international reputation for excellence in research. It is at the forefront of a range of research developments that underpin major technological advances in the understanding of refractive error development, the visual optics of the eye, biomechanics and imaging of the eye, visual performance during driving, eye health in children and the indigenous population and the understanding of image forming and non-image forming vision in the healthy eye and in disease.

Research programs

  • Aberrations of the eye and visual function
  • Assessment and monitoring of diabetic neuropathy
  • Children's vision
  • Myopia and ocular growth: development and control
  • Retinal and other eye disease
  • Visual impairment and driving performance



International linkages

  • England
  • Belgium
  • United States
  • Germany
  • China
  • Iran
  • Austria
  • Singapore
  • Poland

Cross-disciplinary engagement

  • Optometry
  • Ophthalmology
  • Visual optics
  • Ocular tissues
  • Visual psychophysics
  • Vision rehabilitation
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander eye care
  • Spectacle lens performance
  • Adaptation and design


Evidence of impact

  • Development of novel techniques for the early detection of patients at risk of retinal eye disease, including age-related macular degeneration and glaucoma
  • Improved contact lens design
  • New knowledge on visual impairment and driving performance
  • Spectacle and contact lens technology
  • Diagnosis and assessment of ocular and vision problems
  • Understanding the functional impact of vision impairment
  • Correction of vision impairment
  • Development of non-invasive ophthalmic markers of neuropathy and diabetic neuropathy
  • New knowledge of image and non-image forming visual functions

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