School of Optometry and Vision Sciences

Complete University Guide

Complete University Guide 2018

1 May 2017

For the second consecutive year, Cardiff University’s School of Optometry and Vision Sciences have been ranked ‘Number One’ in the UK for Optometry, according to the Complete University Guide 2018.

The Learned Society of Wales

Professor Marcela Votruba has been elected as a Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales

27 April 2017

Professor Marcela Votruba has been elected as a Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales

Children at exhibit at Brain Games 2017

Success for 5th annual Brain Games

29 March 2017

Around 3,700 children and families put their brains to the test on Sunday as they gathered at the National Museum Cardiff for this year’s Brain Games event.

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Science in Health Live

17 March 2017

Inspiring next generation of researchers and doctors

3rd Annual Inherited Eye Disease Patient Day

3rd Annual Inherited Eye Disease Patient Day

16 March 2017

3rd Annual Inherited Eye Disease Patient Day Wednesday 15th March 2017 5.00—8.30pm Cardiff School of Optometry & Vision Sciences Main Lecture Theatre

Albert Waeschle ‘Opticlar’ Ophthalmoscope/Retinoscope sets

Albert Waeschle Donation

13 March 2017

Albert Waeschle have kindly donated 13 ‘Opticlar’ Ophthalmoscope/Retinoscope sets to the School

Person using guide stick

Home-based rehabilitation improves daily life of people with low vision

12 December 2016

Study reveals benefit of home care by visual rehabilitation officers

Scientists may have discovered a way to restore sight

Scientists may have discovered a way to restore sight

17 March 2016

Scientists from Cardiff University say they have found a way of restoring sight by growing tissue from human stem cells

Stem cells

Eye tissue grown in lab

9 March 2016

Vision restored in rabbits following stem cell transplantation

Optom with patient

Top results for optometry graduates

25 January 2016

Pass rates for professional examinations above national average

Dr Tom Margrain

Sight loss patients with depression “routinely overlooked”

25 January 2016

New research backs call for depression screening in low vision clinics

Annual Patient Day for Welsh Patients with Inherited Eye Disease

Patient Day for Welsh Patients with Inherited Eye Disease

8 January 2016

The second Annual Patient Day for Welsh Patients with Inherited Eye Disease was held on Friday the 8th of January 2016 in the School of Optometry and Vision Sciences.

Pete Hong awarded MBE

MBE for Services to Optometry

7 January 2016

Pete Hong, an undergraduate teaching clinic supervisor in the School for many years, has been made an MBE for services to Optometry

Cardiff hat trick at the AOP Awards!

Cardiff hat trick at the AOP Awards!

6 November 2015

Three Cardiff winners at the Association of Optometrists awards ceremony, which was held on 5th November 2015 in Birmingham

eye clinic opening

New eye care facility opens

21 October 2015

New optometry facility to boost community care.

Optom looking into girls eyes

First-born children more likely to develop short-sightedness

9 October 2015

University research shows first-born individuals are up to 20% more likely to develop short-sightedness than later born children.

Courtesy of University of Waterloo

Research Reveals Eye Makeup Contamination Risks

8 April 2015

Eyeliner too close to the eye leads to contamination

Courtesy of University of Waterloo

Study Reveals Eye Make-up Infection

8 April 2015

Eye makeup applied inside the lash line is likely to cause discomfort and may increase the risk of an eye infection, according to a recently published study

Optometry building

Inherited Eye Disease Patient Day

21 January 2015

This is a new initiative designed to bring people with inherited eye disease together, especially those located in South Wales. The meeting will be as interactive as possible.

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High-impact research ranks Cardiff School of Optometry & Vision Sciences among best in UK

16 January 2015

The UK-wide assessment of the quality of University research, called the Research Excellence Framework (REF), scored Cardiff UNIVERSITY at 3.42 out of 4 in this area against a UK average of just over 3. This placed the University fourth overall in the country. It also means that of UK schools of optometry in the REF Cardiff School of Optometry & Vision Sciences is ranked the highest.