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The 29th Congregation

The 29th Congregation of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University marked a remarkable milestone of the Class of 2023 School of Optometry graduates. The School has 45 Bachelor’s Degree graduates, 4 Doctor of Philosophy graduates and 1 Doctor of Health Science (Optometry) graduate this year. May our graduates carry the professional spirit to serve the community and fly high! Our warmest congratulations on your achievements!   The Dean's Honours List Congratulations to the following graduates who have been selected and named on the Dean's Honours List 2022/23: Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Optometry CHAN Hei Lam NG Ming Wai SUNG Wing Yan TSUI Man Lok   Faculty Distinguished Thesis Award Congratulations to the following PhD graduate who have been awarded the Faculty of Health and Social Sciences Distinguished Thesis Award: Dr PAN Li Thesis Title: Neuroprotection through Pharmacological Targeting Retinal Immune Microenvironment in Retinal Neurodegenerative Diseases Chief Supervisor: Dr DO Chi-wai   Snapshots and photos of the 29th Congregation [Photo Gallery]

10 Nov, 2023



PolyU School of Optometry signed MoU with the College of Ophthalmology of Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Prof. Chea-su KEE, Head of School of Optometry of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Associate Director of the Research Centre for SHARP Vision, attended the 6th Annual Meeting of the Ophthalmology Branch of the China International Exchange and Promotive Association for Medical and Health Care, the Huaxia Ophthalmology Forum, and the first "Eye and Health" Huangpu Forum on October 28th at the Guangzhou Knowledge City International Convention and Exhibition Center. During the meeting, Prof. Kee represented the School to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Prof. LU Xuejing, Dean of the School of Ophthalmology at Chengdu University of TCM and Vice President of the InEye Hospital at Chengdu University of TCM. Both parties expressed their commitment to further advance student training, research collaboration, and clinical services according to the framework of the MoU.

28 Oct, 2023

Global Connection


Results Announcement of the #LoveYourEyes Photo/Short Video Competition

The School of Optometry is glad to announce the winners of the "LoveYourEyes Photo/Short Video Competition." This exciting competition, exclusively available to current SO students and staff members, aimed to inspire everyone to cherish their eyes and celebrate annual World Sight Day. We received many outstanding entries, and it is with great pleasure that we present the 3 winning posts that received the Most-LIKE among the rest.   Please join us in congratulating the winners: Ms WONG Chun Ki, Angel, Senior Optometrist [Post] Ms LAI Yan Yu, Year 2 Optometry Student [Post] Mr KAM Kei Ching, Year 2 Optometry Student [Post] Our warmest congratulations to all the winners!

20 Oct, 2023



Student Award Ceremony 2022/23

The School of Optometry organized the Student Award Ceremony 2022/23 on 28 August 2023 to honour and celebrate the remarkable achievements of 30 undergraduate students. A total of 18 awards were presented to these outstanding individuals in recognition of their academic excellence and dedication to serving the community. Following the award presentation, Mr Wong Ming-hong and Mr Tai Cheuk-yiu, the student representatives, shared their enriching academic journeys at PolyU, inspiring their peers with their accomplishments and experiences. Our warmest congratulations to all the scholarship and award recipients.   Student Award Ceremony 2022/23 [Photo Gallery]   Name of Award/ Scholarship Awardee Carl Zeiss Award for Young Researcher Ms NG Ming Wai Essilor Ophthalmic Optics and Dispensing Scholarship Ms TAM Fuk Ying FreshKon Award Mr Wong Ming Hong Mr. Colman Chan Scholarship for Overseas Student Exchange Programme Ms CHENG Wenqian Ms JIANG Kaixin The Hong Kong Association of Private Practice Optometrists Best Community Project Award Mr CHAN King Fai Ms DUN Sze Chung Ms LEE Cheuk Ling  Ms KONG Pui Hang Ms KWOK Oi Lam Ms KWONG Mei Yan  Mr LAM Wai Hin Mr WAN Sze Hoi   Mr TAI Cheuk Yiu  Mr TSE Tsz Kwan  Luxottica Best Clinical Performance Award for Final Year Student in BSc (Hons) in Optometry  Mr TSUI Man Lok  Luxottica Scholarship for Overseas Student Exchange Programme Ms CHOW Wing Chun Tracy  Johnson & Johnson Vision Scholarship for Overseas Student Exchange Programme  Ms Wu Tiffany Hiu Yan  Mr WONG Ming Hong  Mr CHOY Pak Tao Joyce C. D. Leung Scholarship for Overseas Student Exchange Programme  Ms KWAN Wing Yee  Ms KWOK Hei Yi  Ms LAU Ka Ki  Queenie Yip Scholarship for Overseas Student Exchange Programme  Ms SUNG Yat Kiu  Mr ZHONG Jianwei  PolyVision Scholarship for the Best Year 4 Student in BSc (Hons) in Optometry Mr LIU Wai Cheung  Mr TAI Cheuk Yiu  Mr WAN Sze Hoi  Skyview Optical Scholarship for the Best Year 2 Student in BSc (Hons) in Optometry  Mr CHAN Zi Wun  Chan Wing On Scholarship Ms TSUI Pui Hang  HOYA Excellence in Ophthalmic Optics and Dispensing Scholarship  Ms WONG Wing Lam  HOYA Scholarship for the Best Year 4 Student in BSc (Hons) in Optometry  Mr TAI Cheuk Yiu  The Hong Kong Society of Professional Optometrists Best Final Year Student Optometrist Award  Ms CHAN Hei Lam  The Hong Kong Society of Professional Optometrists Prize for the Best Year 1 Student in BSc (Hons) in Optometry Mr YANG Yang The Hong Kong Society of Professional Optometrists Academic Excellence Award for the Best Final Year Student in BSc (Hons) in Optometry  Mr TSUI Man Lok 

28 Sep, 2023



White Coat Ceremony 2023

The School of Optometry held the White Coat Ceremony on 28 August 2023. Amidst the presence of faculty members, mentors, and peers, 45 Year 4 students in optometry took the optometric oath, pledging their commitment to upholding professional ethics throughout their clinical placements and future careers. With great significance, the students received their white coats from academic advisors, symbolizing their entry into the esteemed eye care profession. In his opening remarks, Prof. Andrew Lam, Associate Head (Programmes and Clinical Training) of the School, reminded students of the white coat's representation of clinical service and healthcare. He urged them to embrace their responsibilities and utilize their acquired knowledge to serve the public diligently. The School of Optometry White Coat Ceremony has been organized since 2015, aiming to highlight the white coat's symbolic importance for a clinician. The fourth-year optometry students will start their clinical training in the following two years after the ceremony. White Coat Ceremony 2023 [Photo Gallery]

28 Sep, 2023


Special Notice to Patients of PolyU Optometry Clinic

(Updated at 11:00am, 8 Sep 2023) 【Special Notice to Patients of PolyU Optometry Clinic and Community Optometry Centres】 Black Rainstorm Warning Signal is still in force. Due to safety concerrn, the services of the PolyU Optometry Clinic on Hunghom campus, the Integrative Community Health Center in Lai King and the Sik Sik Yuen – PolyU Optometry Centre (Wong Tai Sin Teaching and Learning Centre) will be suspended the whole day (8 September). Our staff will contact the affected patients as soon as possible.  We shall observe the situation closely and make appropriate arrangements. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your understanding.   【特別通告—致理大眼科視光學診所及社區保健/教學中心應診人士】 黑色暴雨警告仍然生效。考慮到學生及教職員安全,紅磡理大眼科視光學診所、葵青荔景社區結合保健中心及嗇色園-香港理工大學眼科視光學中心 (黃大仙教學中心)今日(9月8日)全日暫停服務。 診所職員將儘快與受影響應診人士聯絡,更改檢查預約日期。我們將密切跟進情況。特此通知,不便之處,敬希諒解。

8 Sep, 2023


Forth Run of MOOC about Visual Function and Eye Health on edX

A Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) developed by PolyU School of Optometry about vision science, the first of its kind on the edX platform, is having the third run from 1 July 2023. Develop your understanding of vision and discover how visual functions relate to your daily life. Learn and apply techniques to help you take better care of your eyes. The course consists of 6 modules including structures and functions of the eye, the resolution of the eye, depth perception, colour vision, common eye conditions and how to protect your eyes. Whether you have a background in vision science or not, you are more than welcome to join. Enroll now on Take action, the course begins on 1 July 2023! Course Enrollment: Course Trailer: Follow Course Facebook Page:

16 Jun, 2023

Teaching & Learning

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School of Optometry Teaching Excellence Award 2022/23

Congratulations to the following awardees who have demonstrated outstanding performance in teaching in 2022/23!  Individual Category Dr Jeffrey Leung, Research Assistant Professor Team Category "Globalisation of CAR subject using Blended Learning with MOOC" Members:  Dr Lydia Yu, Clinical Associate Dr Jessica Neuville, Clinical Associate  

1 Jun, 2023



PolyU JUPAS Consultation Day 2023

PolyU JUPAS Consultation Day 2023 was held at the campus on 20 May 2023. On the event day, the School of Optometry organized the information seminar and guided tours of the pre-clinical laboratory. The prospective students acquired comprehensive information regarding the entrance requirements, curriculum, and unique aspects of the Bachelor of Science (Honours) Scheme in Optometry through our interactive activities. By attending these activities, JUPAS applicants will be able to obtain the most recent updates on admission strategies. This will enable them to reassess and finalize their program selections by the end of July. PolyU JUPAS Consultation Day 2023 [Photo Gallery]

22 May, 2023


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PhD Student Patrick CATRAL received Best Student Presenter Award

Congratulations to Mr Kirk Patrick Carreon CATRAL, PhD student of the School, who received the Best Student Presenter Award for outstanding performance in Research Seminars in Semester 2, AY2022/23 for his presentation titled “The Potential Role of MMPs in Disrupting RPE-POS Phagocytosis”. The School organized the Research Seminar Series twice per academic year to encourage academic exchange among peers and provide research students with presentation opportunities showcasing their research output.

5 May, 2023


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