Associate Professor Mei Ying Boon is Discipline Lead in Optometry and Vision Science at the University of Canberra. She was awarded a Bachelor of Optometry (Honours) and a PhD in the electrophysiological and psychophysical development of colour vision, both from the University of New South Wales, Sydney. Her postdoctoral research studies were at Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, in the prevention of injuries of older people with visual impairment and low vision. Her research areas include the development of objective visual electrophysiology analysis techniques, their relationship with perception, visual perception in the developing (children's vision encompassing amblyopia) and the ageing visual system as well as low vision and visual impairment.
Mei Ying Boon is a member of the Optometry Australia, a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, the International Society for Clinical Electrophysiology in Vision, the International Colour Vision Society and CIE Australia (International Commission on Illumination). Mei Ying Boon served as Director of the Optics and Radiometry Laboratory from 2016-2020. She currently serves as the University of Canberra representative in Standards Australia MS024 (Spectacles, contact lenses, ophthalmic instruments and devices) and SF006 (eye protection) committees, and represents Australia in several ISO expert panels, including optical and electronic low vision aids and virtual and augmented reality.
Research Interests: Visual electrophysiology analysis techniques, Visual perception in the ageing visual system, Visual perception in the developing visual system (children's vision), Amblyopia, Colour vision development, Diabetes (Type 1), Low vision, Visual Impairment, Low vision rehabilitation, Visual impairment, Assistive technology, Health promotion for people with vision impairment, Gamification of health applications, Cyclist visibility.