Dr Andrew Collins

BOptom MSc PhD CertOcPharm Auck.


Andrew is currently the Academic Director for the BOptom programme.  He is a registered optometrist and has worked in the School of Optometry and Vision Science since 1994. 

Research | Current

Andrew's primary area of research is the development of myopia (short-sight). In particular, the effects of environmental factors, including light exposure, on myopia development.

He also has an interest in the link between visual perception and refractive error, as a basis for the development of myopia based on differential visual adaption responses in individuals.

As a motorcyclist, Andrew is also interested in the role of vision in transportation.

Teaching | Current

Andrew teaches in the areas of clinical optometry, ocular disease and therapeutics, and vision science.


Academic Director, BOptom programme

Committees/Professional groups/Services

Director, Optometry Council of Australia and New Zealand

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

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  • Anstice, N. S., Davidson, B., Field, B., Mathan, J., Collins, A. V., & Black, J. M. (2020). The repeatability and reproducibility of four techniques for measuring horizontal heterophoria: Implications for clinical practice. Journal of Optometry10.1016/j.optom.2020.05.005
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Nicola Anstice
  • South, J., Gao, T., Collins, A., Turuwhenua, J., Robertson, K., & Black, J. (2019). Aniseikonia and anisometropia: implications for suppression and amblyopia. Clinical & experimental optometry, 102 (6), 556-565. 10.1111/cxo.12881
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Jay South, Tina Gao, Jason Turuwhenua, Joanna Black
  • Collins, A. V., Noori, M., Jacobs, R. J., & Anstice, N. S. (2018). Feedback improves measured visual acuity in adults. Paper presented at Annual Meeting of the Association-for-Research-in-Vision-and-Ophthalmology (ARVO), Honolulu, HI. 29 April - 3 May 2018. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science. (pp. 2). Related URL.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Robert Jacobs, Nicola Anstice
  • Anstice, N., Turnbull, P., Collins, A., & Phillips, J. (2017). Myopia control with soft contact lenses. MiVision (130)
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/39496
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Nicola Anstice, Phil Turnbull, John Phillips
  • Collins, A. (2017). Myopia control - Is it the new standard of care?. New Zealand Optics (March), 20-20.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/36171
  • Anstice, N. S., Jacobs, R. J., Simkin, S. K., Thomson, M., Thompson, B., & Collins, A. V. (2017). Do picture-based charts overestimate visual acuity? Comparison of Kay Pictures, Lea Symbols, HOTV and Keeler logMAR charts with Sloan letters in adults and children. PLoS ONE, 12 (2)10.1371/journal.pone.0170839
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Nicola Anstice, Robert Jacobs, Benjamin Thompson, Samantha Simkin
  • Collins, A. V. (2017). Form deprivation myopia in the guinea pig and chick: Influence of ambient lighting parameters The University of Auckland. ResearchSpace@Auckland.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: John Phillips
  • Collins, A., Backhouse, S., & Phillips, J. (2016). Development of form-deprivation myopia in chicks: Not all illuminances are created equally. Paper presented at American Academy of Optometry (AAOPT) 95th Annual Conference, Anaheim, California, USA. 9 November - 12 November 2016.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: John Phillips


Contact details

Primary office location

M&HS BUILDING 503 - Bldg 503
Level 3, Room 365
New Zealand

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