Associate Professor Robert John Jacobs

BSc(Optom), MSc(Optom), PhD Melbourne, GradDipBus(Health Management), Cert Oc Pharm Auckland, LOSc Australian College of Optometry


Robert Jacobs is as Associate Professor in the School of Optometry and Vision Science.

From time to time he acts as an advisor in the area of visual ergonomics including visual problems within the aviation industry and vision standards.

Research | Current

Robert Jacobs is involved in the clinical vision sciences and has research interests in:

  • Clinical vision research
  • Clinical ocular prosthetics


Teaching | Current

Currently teaching clinical optometry, including low vision.


  • Fellow, American Academy of Optometry
  • Fellow, Australian College of Optometry
  • Honorary member, New Zealand Association of Optometrists
  • Bott medal (2007),  New Zealand Optometric Vision Research Foundation
  • HS Gilberd Medal (2014), New Zealand Association of Optometrists
  • Member, New Zealand Order of Merit (2017)

Committees/Professional groups/Services

  • Editorial Board, Journal Clinical and Experimental Optometry
  • Deputy Chair, Optometry Council of Australia and New Zealand

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)


Contact details

Primary office location

M&HS BUILDING 503 - Bldg 503
Level 3, Room 367
New Zealand

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