Research at Gerry & Johnson

Research at Gerry & Johnson

Did you know Gerry & Johnson Optometrists are involved in clinical in-practice and international research projects?

Kate is busy working on her PhD, researching the optics of OrthoK and eye muscle coordination, which is due to be completed in July. All of the data for this research was collected from the practice, with our special PhD participants being involved in the key data collection phase from 2014 to 2016.

Kate and Paul are also working on an international research collaboration which will measure signs of UV damage and their effect on reading focus across a number of countries.

Kate & Paul returned back from a trip to Las Vegas in January to give presentations & learn about the latest treatments with contact lenses at the Global Specialty Lens Symposium Conference.

Paul (pictured above) is directing a new set of contact lens studies investigating new designs, for which we have been recruiting QUT School of Optometry students, who get to learn about contact lenses while participating in research. One day in February, we had 10 participants in the practice until 8pm that night trialing three different types of soft lenses for fit and comfort differences. We fed them pizza to show our appreciation!

By | 2017-03-08T09:41:58+00:00 8th March 2017|Contact Lenses, General Eye Interest, What we've been up to|0 Comments

About the Author:

Abby Ussher
Abby commenced her Optometry studies in 2014 after three years of full time experience in independent optometry in her home town of Macksville, NSW. Firstly studying optical dispensing, Abby decided optometry was her calling and studied Medical Laboratory Science for a year to transfer into the QUT optometry course. Abby started her Master of Optometry in February, 2017. Abby has vast experience as an optometric assistant, taking care of diagnostic imaging to assist our optometrists, and works closely with Kate in her PhD research. In her spare time, Abby enjoys baking, experimenting with new recipes, planning holidays, travelling the countryside and watching shows at QPAC.

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