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Dr Rachel Chun obtained her Bachelor degree in Optometry with first class honours from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) in 2003. She then received a scholarship from PolyU for pursuing postgraduate study and obtained her PhD degree in 2010. Her PhD study was the role of cAMP and ApoA1 in avian eye growth using a proteomic approach. Her dissertation was designated a Distinguished Thesis by the Faculty of Health and Social Sciences of PolyU. Upon receiving her PhD, she participated in teaching as an Instructor in the School of Optometry from 2011 to 2013. Since then, she has gained clinical experience in myopia control as an Optometrist and Senior Optometrist in the PolyU Optometry Clinic. She continues to devote herself to conducting clinical studies and trials based on the knowledge gained from basic science research. In 2020, she joined the School of Optometry of PolyU as a Research Assistant Professor.

Research interests

  • Prevention and prediction of myopia development
  • Mechanisms of myopia and its related ocular pathologies


  • Clinical Optometry

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Bachelor of Science in Optometry, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Doctor of Philosophy, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University


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