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Brought to you by The University of Auckland Myopia Lab



Reducing myopia one

dioptre at a time


 

 
 
 
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The Auckland Myopia Lab is the only university-based research group studying refractive development in New Zealand. Clinicians are free to consult with researchers to ensure any anti-myopia therapy and advice is consistent with international best practice, based on the latest research. 

 
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With early intervention,

myopia can be greatly reduced in adulthood

History of the Myopia Control Clinic

The Myopia Control Clinic was a translational research clinic which ensured that the public could get access to the latest in anti-myopia knowledge and technologies. An early goal of the Myopia Control Clinic was to increase awareness of emerging research in the field of emmetropisation and refractive development to clinicians, while offering the latest anti-myopia technologies to the public. 

The Myopia Control Clinic was formally founded at the University of Auckland in 2010, after existing in various forms since 2008. Our methods and results have been presented at international conferences and published in peer-reviewed journals. Myopia clinics are now appearing at universities and private optometry practices around the world.

As of 2014, we are now part of undergraduate teaching clinics in the Eye Clinic at the University of Auckland, where we offer 5 day a week service. This gives fifth-year optometry students exposure to myopia control techniques, under the supervision of recognised experts in the field, which will greatly increase anti-myopia therapies in the public arena. We were proud to be part of this transition of myopia research into mainstream optometric practice, and encourage any interested parties to contact us should they have any enquiries.

If you are interested in myopia control for yourself or your children, please email clinics@auckland.ac.nz or call (09) 923 9909 and ask for a Myopia Control assessment.

 

Our People

The Auckland Myopia Lab comprises of several academics, and supports numerous postgraduate students. If you are interested in joining the team, please contact a researcher directly. 

 

Auckland Based Team

Dr John Phillips Principal Investigator and MCC Co-founder. Research interests: Human myopia; animal models of myopia and emmetropisation; refractive development of vertebrate and invertebrate eyes; the sclera in myopia; methods for inhibiting the progression of myopia in children. Email: j.phillips@auckland.ac.nz

Dr John Phillips

Principal Investigator and MCC Co-founder.

Research interests: Human myopia; animal models of myopia and emmetropisation; refractive development of vertebrate and invertebrate eyes; the sclera in myopia; methods for inhibiting the progression of myopia in children.

Email: j.phillips@auckland.ac.nz

Dr Philip Turnbull Lecturer and MCC Co-founder Research interests: myopia treatments; cephalopod vision; evolution of the eye; choroidal perfusion; macular degeneration; psychophysics, virtual reality, eye tracking Email: p.turnbull@auckland.ac.nz

Dr Philip Turnbull

Lecturer and MCC Co-founder

Research interests: myopia treatments; cephalopod vision; evolution of the eye; choroidal perfusion; macular degeneration; psychophysics, virtual reality, eye tracking

Email: p.turnbull@auckland.ac.nz

Dr Andrew Collins School of Optometry and Vision Science Academic Director Research interests: Human myopia; animal models of myopia and emmetropisation; epidemiology of refractive error light exposure and refractive development; human visual function and adaptation. Email: a.collins@auckland.ac.nz

Dr Andrew Collins

School of Optometry and Vision Science Academic Director

Research interests: Human myopia; animal models of myopia and emmetropisation; epidemiology of refractive error light exposure and refractive development; human visual function and adaptation.

Email: a.collins@auckland.ac.nz

Dr Lucy Goodman Postdoctoral Research Fellow Email: l.goodman@auckland.ac.nz Research interests: Defocus detection, multifocal electroretinogram, eye-blink conditioning, evidence-based medicine, science communication.

Dr Lucy Goodman

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Email: l.goodman@auckland.ac.nz

Research interests: Defocus detection, multifocal electroretinogram, eye-blink conditioning, evidence-based medicine, science communication.

Dr Safal Khanal PhD Candidate Research interests: Choroidal blood flow, Ocular Imaging with OCT and MRI, Myopia, Glaucoma, Visual Psychophysics. Email: s.khanal@auckland.ac.nz

Dr Safal Khanal

PhD Candidate

Research interests: Choroidal blood flow, Ocular Imaging with OCT and MRI, Myopia, Glaucoma, Visual Psychophysics.

Email: s.khanal@auckland.ac.nz

Janice Yeoman Masters student Research interests: Atropine, myopia, animal models of refractive development. Email: j.yeoman@auckland.ac.nz

Janice Yeoman

Masters student

Research interests: Atropine, myopia, animal models of refractive development.

Email: j.yeoman@auckland.ac.nz

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

International Collaborators and Myopia Lab Alumni