Ann presents at American Academy of Optometry

Ann presented a poster covering research that she and her colleagues have been working on recently at the American Academy of Optometry meeting in Anaheim, USA, in November.

The topic of the poster was " Amblyopia Affects Visual Attention, Visual Search and Scanning in Children".

It was a project of the School of Optometry and Vision Science and the Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation at QUT. 

                                         

The poster was very well received and Ann was able to also catch up with her Alumni friends from the University of Houston College of Optometry!

Well done Ann!

 



Sunglass Saturday this year on November 12th!

 

Our traditional Ultimate Sunglass Sunday falls on a Saturday this year to once again to coincide with the fabulous Bulimba Festival. Get along for great music, food and fun and get 10% off all sunnies on the day.

- 2 Stages Here is a run through of some of the performers this year:

Hotter than hot Melbourne rockers, The Delta Riggs, will share headlining duties with Melbourne indie upstarts Northeast Party House. Supporting these guys are festival favourites The Badloves, Tasmanian singer-songwriter and winner of Triple J Unearthed High winner, Asta, red-hot local indie act The Jensens and 18 year old Brisbane sensation, Mallrat. Kicking the day off in the best way possible with the winner of the 2015 International Songwriting Competition Hailey Calvert and local Blues and Americana champion Karl S. Williams - Musical Fool

 
- Craft and International Beers
- Street Performers
- Food Trucks & Markets

Should be a hoot! Get on down for a great day in beautiful Bulimba.

 



New Research 2016

 

Ann has been very busy this year collaborating with colleagues both locally and internationally on binocular research. Here is a link to the latest paper published in the September edition of the Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science (IOVS) journal.

Fine Motor Skills of Children With Amblyopia Improve Following Binocular Treatment.

AL Webber and JM Wood School of Optometry and Vision Science, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

B Thompson Optometry and Vision Science, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada Optometry and Vision Science, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand.

The purpose of this study was to determine whether reduced fine motor skills in children with amblyopia improve after binocular treatment and whether improvements are sustained once treatment has ceased.

Binocular treatment provided by dichoptic iPod game play improved FMS performance in children with amblyopia, particularly in those with less severe amblyopia. Improvements were maintained at 3 months following cessation of treatment.

Here is the link to the artricle Fine Motor Skills
 

 



Dr Ann Webber has been a key driver of QLD Paediatric Optometry Alignment Program


Great to see this article on the Paediatric Optometry Alignment Program that Ann has been involved with at Brisbane’s Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital.
"The pilot program was established by the hospital’s Ophthalmology Department.
The evidence-based clinical training delivered on 13 March will be followed with online modules and ongoing communication, management and audit frameworks to discharge suitable patients from the hospital to Aligned Optometrists in community practice.
Queensland optometrist Dr Ann Webber has been a key driver of the program. She delivered one of the educational modules alongside two paediatric ophthalmologists and a senior orthoptist."

See the full article in Optometry Australia here