Archive | May 2014

Suffolk LOC

Suffolk LOC talk

Many thanks to Suffolk LOC for their enthusiasm for low vision at their meeting last night, despite the late hour! As promised the slides from the talk are attached.


EAOO, Warsaw

This weekend was the annual European Academy of Optometry and Optics meeting, this year in Warsaw. I presented some of the work I have been doing with PhD student Ahoora Baranian and colleagues on the impact of retinitis pigmentosa on activities of daily living. I believe that copies of the slides will be available to EAOO members on the website. Some of our pilot work on personality characteristics of optometry students was also presented as a discussion session by Dr Joy Myint. Warsaw was a lovely city to explore, especially once the sun came out on Sunday: my non-optometric highlight was spotting Midge Ure strolling down the Nowy Swiat!

Faculty Research Conference

Well done to everyone for their contributions to the Faculty Research Conference yesterday. Hikmat presented a poster outlining her upcoming research, Ahoora gave a 3 minute ‘show and tell’ on his research progress, and Maria’s work was outlined by a ‘show and tell’ by me and a poster presented by Sheila. It was great to see the variety of work being done in the Faculty of Science and Technology right now – from managing hearing loss to modelling the impact of knee surgery to elephant conservation.

Norfolk LOA

Many thanks to Norfolk Local Optical Association for making me so welcome last night for a talk on ‘Introducing magnifiers into community practice’. I hope some of the suggestions were useful and that you might feel that some of them could be usefully put into practice!

New home

Welcome to the new home for this blog at The sites at and aren’t going to be maintained from now on, so here is the place to check out what research and the like is going on. Although this week, there has not been much research as I have mostly been marking…