Layal Naji is an Adjunct Associate Lecturer at the School of Optometry and Vision Science, University of New South Wales (UNSW). She graduated from UNSW in 2014. Her honours research project studied the access to eye care of asylum seekers in NSW. From this stemmed her involvement in the pro-bono outreach eye clinic at the Newtown Asylum Seeker Centre, which she now directs, and has received acknowledgement from the Governor General David Hurley for at Government House in 2018. She has previously practised Low Vision optometry with UNSW School of Optometry and Vision Science (SOVS) and Guide Dogs, and is presently dividing her time as locum nation-wide, primary care 5th year optometry supervisor at UNSW, and writing Optometry articles for NZ Optics and Mivision. Her areas of interest in Optometry are public health, neuro-optometry, and binocular vision.
Adjunct Associate Lecturer