Dr Nicola Suzanne Anstice

PhD, BOptom(Hons)


Nicola obtained her B.Optom (Hons) degree from The University of Auckland in 1998 and then worked in private optometry practice for six years.

She returned to the department in 2005 to undertake her PhD looking at a new contact lens to slow myopia progression in children.

She submitted her PhD in 2009 and spent a year working as a paediatric optometrist in the Department of Ophthalmology, Manukau Super Clinic before returning to take up a lecturer’s position in the Department of Optometry & Vision Science.

Research | Current

  • Binocular vision development in amblyopic children
  • Vision and visual processing in children who have experienced neonatal hypoglycaemia
  • Vision screening in New Zealand


Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

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  • Chapman, N. A., Anstice, N. S., & Jacobs, R. J. (2020). Geographic distribution of eye-care practitioners in Aotearoa/New Zealand: implications for future eye health workforce. Clinical & experimental optometry, 103 (4), 531-541. 10.1111/cxo.12998
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Robert Jacobs
  • Findlay, R., Black, J., Anstice, N., Burge, A., & Leversha, A. (2020). The prevalence of refractive error and visual impairment among New Zealand children in a community with significant socioeconomic disadvantage: is current preschool vision screening effective?. The New Zealand medical journal, 133 (1513), 33-41.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Joanna Black
  • Stevens, S., Anstice, N., Cooper, A., Goodman, L., Rogers, J., & Wouldes, T. A. (2020). Multiple tools are needed for the detection of prenatal alcohol exposure: Findings from a community antenatal setting. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research10.1111/acer.14309
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Suzanne Stevens, Trecia Wouldes
  • Williams, J. L., Everett, J. M., D'Cunha NM, Sergi, D., Georgousopoulou, E. N., Keegan, R. J., ... Naumovski, N. (2020). The Effects of Green Tea Amino Acid L-Theanine Consumption on the Ability to Manage Stress and Anxiety Levels: a Systematic Review. Plant foods for human nutrition (Dordrecht, Netherlands), 75 (1), 12-23. 10.1007/s11130-019-00771-5
  • Findlay, R., Black, J., van der Werf, B., Chelimo, C., Grant, C. C., & Anstice, N. (2020). The effect of induced blur on the Beery-Buktenica developmental test of visual-motor integration and its supplemental tests. PloS one, 15 (8)10.1371/journal.pone.0237807
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Bert van der Werf, Joanna Black, Carol Chelimo, Cameron Grant
  • 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: Andrew Collins
  • Hamm, L. M., Langridge, F., Black, J. M., Anstice, N. S., Vuki, M., Fakakovikaetau, T., ... Dakin, S. C. (2019). Evaluation of vision screening of 5-15-year-old children in three Tongan schools: comparison of The Auckland Optotypes and Lea symbols. Clinical & experimental optometry10.1111/cxo.12958
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Fiona Langridge, Lisa Hamm, Cameron Grant, Steven Dakin, Joanna Black
  • Hamm, L. M., Anstice, N. S., Black, J. M., & Dakin, S. C. (2018). Recognition acuity in children measured using The Auckland Optotypes. Ophthalmic & physiological optics : the journal of the British College of Ophthalmic Opticians (Optometrists), 38 (6), 596-608. 10.1111/opo.12590
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Lisa Hamm, Joanna Black, Steven Dakin


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Primary office location

8 GRAFTON ROAD - Bldg 219
Level B, Room B01
New Zealand

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