About

Kez Latham BSc PhD Prof Cert LV FCOptom is Reader in the Department of Vision & Hearing Sciences at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, teaching students of Optometry and Dispensing Optics. For her research she is affliated to the Vision & Eye Research Unit of the Postgraduate Medical Institute of Anglia Ruskin University.

Kez trained at Aston University (BSc Ophthalmic Optics 1st class 1990; PhD 1995), and is a qualified Optometrist (MCOptom 1991; FCOptom 2013) and teacher (PGCert(HE) 2008; FHEA 2009). Kez was a Lecturer in Optometry at Aston University 1995-2001, before taking a career break to look after her children and work in private practice. She joined Anglia Ruskin University in 2006.

Research Interests

  • Assessment and management of patients with impaired vision, including  clinical measurement of visual function, assessment of activities of daily living and reading.
  • Outcome measures in vision rehabilitation, particularly the use of questionnaire based instruments and Rasch analysis.
  • Psychosocial issues in visual impairment.
  • Clinical visual psychophysics and peripheral visual function.

Clinical interests

  • Low vision: Lead Optometrist for the Low vision clinic within the University Eye Clinic. Appointments can be made with the clinic on 0845 196 2070.
  • Optometric management of Glaucoma: OSI (Optometrist with Special Interest) in glaucoma – CHANGES scheme I (glaucoma referral refinement) and II (monitoring of ocular hypertensive patients), via Hinchingbrooke Hospital.
  • Dispensing

Teaching

  • Ocular Anatomy & Biochemistry. Module leader. First year Optometry module.
  • Clinical Optometry 4: Advanced Optometric Practice.  Third year Optometry module.
  • Theoretical & Practical Ophthalmic Lenses. Module leader. First year Optometry module.
  • Low Vision Management and Assessment. Module leader. Second year Ophthalmic Dispensing module.
  • Clinic and final year dissertation supervisor.

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