About our people - Dr Ann Webber

Dr Ann Webber PhD MS FAAO 
BAppSc(Optom)(Hons) 
Grad Cert Oc Ther   
Optometrist



Areas of special interest

Paediatric Optometry
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Ann has almost 30 years of clinical practice experience and has recently completed a PhD that has explored the effect of amblyopia (lazy eye) in children. She has presented her work at international vision and ophthalmology meetings as well has presenting to optometry conferences in Queensland, Victoria and South Australia.
Ann studied Optometry in Brisbane and completed her degree at QUT in 1984, graduating with BAppSc(Optom)(Hons) and pursued post-graduate studies at UHCO in Houston, USA, completing a Master of Science in Physiological Optics in 1988. The period in Houston, which provided clinical and research opportunities, proved valuable experience in developing Ann's interest in children's vision and vision research. Ann has recently been awarded a Phd through QLD University of Technology for her research that addressed the impact of lazy eye in children. Ann has also gained fellowship of the American Academy of Optometry.

Ann has had an active role in the Optometrists Association of Australia, serving as both councillor and President, and is currently a member of Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency. Before this she served as Deputy Chair on the Optometrists Registration Board of Queensland.

Qualifications

PhD Paediatric Amblyopia - Queensland University of Technology
Master of Science Physiological Optics - University of Houston College of Optometry
Bachelor of Applied Science (Optom) (Hon) - Queensland Institute of Technology
Graduate Certificate in Ocular Therapeutics - Queensland Institute of Technology