Vision Optimisation Laboratory

Department
Optometry and Vision Sciences
Primary Supervisor Email Number Webpage
Dr Lauren Ayton layton@unimelb.edu.au +61383443441 Personal web page

Summary The Vision Optimisation Laboratory aims to improve the vision of people with eye disease or vision loss.

Project Details

The Vision Optimisation Laboratory aims to improve the vision of people with eye disease or vision loss, whether it be through:

  • medical vision restoration therapies (i.e. vision prostheses, gene therapy or stem cells)
  • low vision aids (i.e. magnifiers and electronic assistive devices)
  • sensory substitution (i.e. utilizing other senses, such as touch or sound, to give “visual” cues to people); or
  • low vision rehabilitation

Our research group includes members with varying professional backgrounds, and we have strong collaborations with external academics and industry. We work with leading engineers and surgeons, who are developing exciting new technologies to assist people with vision loss. The overarching goal of our group is to develop measures to show that these interventions are helpful, and to assess the vision and psychosocial improvements after treatment.

Our group also works in the field of ophthalmology education, developing online training for optometrists, ophthalmologists and general medical practitioners.

Additional projects include studies into the natural history, biomarkers, and prediction of outcomes in retinal diseases such as age-related macular degeneration and inherited retinal degenerations.



Faculty Research Themes

Neuroscience

School Research Themes

Neuroscience & Mental Health, Practice and service improvement, Recovery and Rehabilitation Across the Lifespan



Key Contact

For further information about this research, please contact a supervisor.

Department

Optometry and Vision Sciences


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