- Professor David Atchison
Faculty of Health,
School - Optometry and Vision Science
- IHBI Membership
Institute of Health Biomedical Innovation (IHBI),
IHBI Health Projects,
IHBI Optometry - CDA
- Discipline *
- Optometry and Ophthalmology
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- Identifiers and profiles
Doctor of Science (Queensland University of Technology), PhD (The University of Melbourne), MSc(Optom) (The University of Melbourne), BSc (The University of Melbourne)
- Professional memberships
Colour vision, Eye - focusing system of the eye, Optics of the eye & corrective lenses, Optometry, Sunglasses, colour blindness, ocular aberrations
Following completion of his PhD in 1983, Professor Atchison worked as a research officer for the Australian spectacle lens manufacturer, SOLA. He joined QIT (now QUT) in 1985 and is now a Professor in the School of Optometry. For over 25 years he has been involved in the teaching and research of visual optics.
Professor Atchison has authored two books, 6 book chapters and over 230 papers in refereed journals of Optics, Visual Optics, Ophthalmology and Optometry.
- the optics of the eye and its effects on visual performance
- the optical design of spectacle contact and intraocular lenses
- colour vision.
Professor Atchison has obtained several ARC and NHMRC grants. He was awarded the Garland W. Clay award for the best clinically relevant paper published by the American Academy of Optometry for 1979. He was elected a Fellow of the Optical Society of America in 2003, and was awarded the Doctor of Science degree in 2004 for his researches in Ophthalmic and Visual Optics. In 2011 he was awarded the Glenn F. Fry Award, the top research award of the American Academy of Optometry, for outstanding contributions in Optometry and vision science. In 2014 he was awarded the HB Collin Medal, the top research award of Optometry Australia (the professional body of Optometrists), which is given to an Australian who has made significant research advances in Vision Science. He has refereed papers for over 30 international journals, has been a topical editor for Applied Optics and Clinical and Experimental Optometry and is an occasional feature issues editor. Qualifications
- GradCertEd (Higher Education)
- accredited teacher with the Staff and Education Development Association (SEDA).
OPB353 – Ophthalmic Optics 3* OPB453 – Ophthalmic Optics 4* OPB351 – Visual Science 3 OPN163 – Primary Care Clinic 7 OPN164 – Research Methods in Optometry and Vision Science OPN263 – Primary Care Clinic 8 OPN264 – Research Project * Unit co-ordinator
- Kasthurirangan S, Markwell E, Atchison D, Pope J, (2011) MRI study of the changes in crystalline lens shape with accommodation and aging in humans, Forestry Chronicle p1-16
- Atchison D, Pritchard N, Schmid K, (2006) Peripheral Refraction Along the Horizontal and Vertical Visual Fields in Myopia, Vision Research p1450-1458
- Jones C, Atchison D, Meder R, Pope J, (2005) Refractive Index Distribution and Optical Properties of the Isolated Human Lens Measured Using Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Vision Research p2352-2366
- Atchison D, Pritchard N, Schmid K, Scott D, Jones C, Pope J, (2005) Shape of the Retinal Surface in Emmetropia and Myopia, Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science p2698-2707
- Atchison D, Jones C, Schmid K, Pritchard N, Pope J, Strugnell W, Riley R, (2004) Eye Shape in Emmetropia and Myopia, Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science p3380-3386
- Atchison D, Scott D, Strang N, Artal P, (2002) Influence of Stiles-Crawford Apodization on Visual Acuity, Journal of the Optical Society of America A p1073-1083
- Atchison D, Smith G, (2000) Optics of The Human Eye
- Atchison D, Joblin A, Smith G, (1998) Influence of Styles-Crawford Effect Apodization on Spatial Visual Performance, Journal of the Optical Society of America p2545-2551
- Atchison D, Collins M, Wildsoet C, Christensen J, Waterworth M, (1995) Measurement of Monochromatic Ocular Aberrations of Human Eyes as a Function of Accommodation by the Howland Aberroscope Technique, Vision Res. p313-323
- Collins M, Wildsoet C, Atchison D, (1995) Monochromatic Aberrations and Myopia, Vision Research p1157-1163
For more publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.