Dr Richard Earlam
My research interest is the testing of safety lenses and materials used for eye protection in industry
I have been a member of the academic staff here in Cardiff for a very long time and my main role is in teaching and administration. As a qualified optometrist and dispensing optician have an interest in both Low Vision and Dispensing. I supervise the third year Low vision Clinic providing optometric assessment and support to those who find it very difficult to carry out their normal daily tasks as a result of being unable to see clearly. I also teach dispensing to the first and second years and supervise the second year clinics.
In addition, I am the Undergraduate admissions tutor, responsible for the selection of students for our optometry course, and a Senior personal tutor providing our students with pastoral care. I also support the Optometry Society whose sole mission is to ensure that all our students have fun.