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Researchers take first step towards genetic test for childhood short-sightedness

15 November 2019

Global prevalence of myopia is rising rapidly, affecting one in three people in the UK

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Health Minister opens Glaucoma Centre

27 September 2019

Vaughan Gethin AM has officially opened the ODTTC Glaucoma Centre at the School of Optometry and Vision Sciences.

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£2.4 million grant for pioneering corneal study

15 August 2019

The MRC has awarded the School of Optometry and Vision Sciences a £2.4 million grant for a major corneal study.

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Ranking success

1 May 2019

Cardiff University claims top spot in Wales in The Complete University Guide 2020

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Traditional eye screening ‘ineffective’ for special schools

21 March 2019

A pioneering report co-authored by Dr Maggie Woodhouse has provided further evidence that traditional eye screening in special schools is ineffective.

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Commonwealth Scholarship Opportunities 2019

28 February 2019

We are delighted to launch the 2019 Commonwealth Scholarship programme for applicants from existing Commonwealth countries.

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Head of School co-authors pioneering report into NHS eye research participation

5 February 2019

Professor Marcela Votruba has co-authored a pioneering report into the increase in vision research opportunities for NHS patients.

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Royal recognition

3 January 2019

University experts recognised in the 2019 Queen’s New Year’s Honours list

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Double New Year Honours for Optometry and Vision Sciences

3 January 2019

The School of Optometry and Visions Sciences has been represented twice in the Queen’s New Year Honours list for 2019.

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Cardiff optometry graduates excel in final assessments

20 December 2018

In this year’s College of Optometrists’ Final Assessments (OSCE), Cardiff graduates have once again scored exceptionally.

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School researchers attend significant stem cell symposium event in Japan

18 December 2018

On December 7th, researchers from the School of Optometry and Vision Sciences attended a research symposium at Osaka University.

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Take part in our lens trial and get a free pair of spectacles

12 December 2018

We are looking for volunteers to take part in a new spectacle lens trial.

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Leading sight loss research campaigner gives talk at School

21 November 2018

Last week, Julian Jackson, the Founder of social enterprise VisionBridge, was the guest speaker for our bi-weekly seminar series Cornea to Cortex.

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Athena SWAN success for School

31 October 2018

The School of Optometry and Vision Sciences has received an Athena SWAN Bronze Award

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Glaucoma Treatment centre given green light at School

3 October 2018

The School of Optometry and Vision Sciences has secured an agreement for a Glaucoma Ophthalmic Diagnostic Teaching and Treatment Centre (ODTTC) in the School Clinics.

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Head of School contributes to leading report into public eye health

22 August 2018

Marcela Votruba, Head of the School of Optometry and Vision Sciences has contributed to a leading UK report which aims to drive eye health up the public health agenda

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Cardiff Optometrist attends NHS celebration at Downing Street

9 July 2018

Dr Barbara Ryan, Director of Postgraduate Programmes received an invitation to a reception at 10 Downing Street to celebrate 70 years of the NHS

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Study suggests education causes short-sightedness

6 June 2018

Link between time spent in education and short-sightedness

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Young Investigator Award 2018

4 May 2018

Congratulations to Elena Koudouna, Research Associate in the School of Optometry and Vision Sciences on being successful in achieving the Young Investigator Award 2018.

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Commonwealth Sponsorship Opportunity

19 April 2018

We are delighted to launch the 2018 Commonwealth Scholarship programme.