Science and Research
Our researchers are involved in a number of studies that strive to advance our understanding of myopia (short-sightedness), one of the most common types of refractive error.
Why this research is important
Refractive error causes half of all vision problems in Australia. Between 200,000 and 300,000 Australians are not seeing as clearly as they should be because of under-corrected refractive error – for example, wearing glasses with an out-of-date prescription.