Researcher

Dr Pauline Heseon Kang

Field of Research (FoR)

Biography

I am a Lecturer at the School of Optometry and Vision Science, UNSW. My research focuses on optical strategies of myopia control. In particular, I have been exploring optical changes induced by various types of contact lenses to better understand how different contact lenses induce myopia control effects. My research has extended to explore changes in visual function, binocularity and accommodation with contact lenses used for myopia control...view more

I am a Lecturer at the School of Optometry and Vision Science, UNSW. My research focuses on optical strategies of myopia control. In particular, I have been exploring optical changes induced by various types of contact lenses to better understand how different contact lenses induce myopia control effects. My research has extended to explore changes in visual function, binocularity and accommodation with contact lenses used for myopia control to with the aim of improving efficacy of current myopia control devices. I also coordinate the Myopia Clinic at the UNSW Optometry Clinic, to not only provide a clinic dedicated to myopia management, but to teach undergraduate Optometry and Vision Science students current evidence-based management of progressive myopia.

Education

  • Graduate Certificate in Ocular Therapeutics, University of New South Wales, Sydney, 2014
  • PhD in Optometry - University of New South Wales, Sydney, 2012
  • Bachelor of Optometry (Hons Class 1) - University of New South Wales, Sydney, 2007

Research areas:

  • Myopia and myopia control
  • Contact lenses
  • Peripheral refraction and aberrations
  • Binocular vision

Current postgraduate and honours student supervision

  • PhD project
    • Development of large diameter front surface lens designs and their effects on peripheral refraction and ocular aberrations
  • Honours projects
    • The influence of orthokeratology on binocular vision
    • Orthokeratology lens diameter and its influence of treatment zone centration
    • The effect of atropine on choroidal thickness
    • Temporal integration of visual signals in the marmoset eye
    • Repeatability of binocular vision tests

Awards and Achievements:

  • American Optometric Foundation (AOF) Jill and George Mertz Fellowship 2017
  • Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) Travel Grant 2016
  • Orthokeratology Society of Oceania (OSO) Research Grant 2016
  • International Myopia Conference (IMC) International Travel Grant 2015
  • UNSW Major Research Equipment and Infrastructure Initiative 2015
  • British Contact Lens Association Dallos Award 2014
  • Travel Fellowship from the Cornea, Contact Lens and Refractive Technologies Section of the American Academy of Optometry 2012
  • Orthokeratology Society of Oceania (OSO) Research Grant 2012
  • Cornea and Contact Lens Society of Australia (CCLSA) Research award 2008 & 2009
  • Australian Postgraduate Award (Industry), Australian Government 2007-2011

Professional Memberships:

  • American Academy of Optometry (Fellow)
  • Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
  • Orthokeratology Society of Oceania
  • British Contact Lens Associations
  • Optometrists Association of Australia

 

 

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Location

School of Optometry and Vision Science

Contact

612 9385 5749
612 9313 6243

Publications

by Dr Pauline Heseon Kang