Participate in research

Our school is at the forefront of research in the fields of optometry and vision science – click any of the research topics below to check out current research participation opportunities.

Progressive glasses wearers wanted

We are looking for adults aged over 40 years who currently wear progressive spectacles, and would like to participate in the development of new designs. As part of the study, you will get to keep a pair of progressive glasses and be given gift vouchers to compensate you for your time.

The National Eye Health Survey

The School of Optometry and Vision Science has assembled a team of 12 to recruit participants for a population-based eye health pilot study in the Glen Innes, Panmure and Ōrākei areas. The pilot study will run from July to October 2021 and is planning to recruit a total of 1050 people; 350 each in the three target populations: Māori, Pacific, and Other New Zealanders. The cut-off age for the Māori and Pacific population is 40+ years and for Other New Zealanders is 50+ years.

Universal remote visual acuity testing

The Covid-19 pandemic and resulting physical distancing requirements has urgently increased the need for remote vision testing and self-monitoring of vision problems. In this study we will compare how three at-home vision tests compare to tests done in the clinic.