School of Optometry and Vision Sciences

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Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Cardiff University’s Down’s Syndrome Vision Research Unit

30 November 2017

Transforming eye care and learning potential for children with Down’s syndrome

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The School of Optometry and Vision Sciences hosts successful stem cell symposium event

21 November 2017

On 2-3 November, The School of Optometry held a research symposium event entitled Stem Cells & the Eye.

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School of Optometry wins prestigious ‘School of the Year’ award

14 November 2017

The School of Optometry has won the coveted ‘School of the Year’ at this year’s Celebrating Excellence Awards.

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Finalists for AOP 2018 Award made up of entirely Cardiff University graduates

9 October 2017

The finalists for this year’s Association of Optometrists (AOP) Newly-qualified Optometrist of the Year award are all Cardiff University graduates.

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Fully funded PhD studentship in Vision Sciences

29 September 2017

Cardiff University School of Optometry and Vision Sciences has a fully funded PhD Studentship available suitable for healthcare, psychology, vision and related backgrounds.

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Free eye examinations and contact lens appointments for all

12 September 2017

From October to March, Cardiff University Optometrists offer free eye examinations and contact lens appointments for everyone.

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Cancer survivor sets her sights on graduation

18 July 2017

Leukaemia fight proves no obstacle for inspirational optometry graduate

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.

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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

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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

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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

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Eye tissue grown in lab

9 March 2016

Vision restored in rabbits following stem cell transplantation

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Sight loss patients with depression “routinely overlooked”

25 January 2016

New research backs call for depression screening in low vision clinics

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Top results for optometry graduates

25 January 2016

Pass rates for professional examinations above national average

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