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School of Optometry and Vision Sciences news

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New eye care facility opens

21 October 2015

New optometry facility to boost community care.

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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

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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.

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Launch of new Master of Research (MRes) degree

18 December 2014

The School of Optometry and Vision Sciences will launch an exciting new Master of Research (MRes) programme in March 2015

Down's Syndrome Vision Research Unit

Down's syndrome eye care pioneer receives OBE

18 June 2014

Dr Maggie Woodhouse has been awarded an OBE for services to optometry and people with disabilities.

New and emerging health technologies for inherited retinal diseases

12 June 2014

This review sought to identify new and emerging health technologies that aim to slow or stop disease progression and/or reverse sight loss in people with inherited retinal diseases.

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Improving patient care

25 April 2014

Minister sees benefit of new Technologies and Telehealth Fund.

Professor Marcela Votruba

A new focus for optometry

2 January 2014

Professor Marcela Votruba has been appointed as the new Head of the School of Optometry and Vision Sciences.

Janaka Sasitharan dispensing glasses to a patient in Zambia

Vision aid overseas

13 November 2013

Two UK optometry students have successfully completed a coveted placement in Zambia with international development charity Vision Aid Overseas

Keith Meek receives the Pearce Medal

30 October 2013

Keith is the first non-Ophthalmologist to be awarded the prestigious Pearce medal.

Dr Tom Magrain

Detecting Sight Loss

17 July 2013

A team of University scientists have teamed-up with leading space engineers to create an instrument which could help detect the developed world’s most common form of sight loss.

Reading the unreadable

22 May 2013

'Unopenable' scrolls will yield their secrets to new x-ray system.

Autistic Society’s Professionals Awards

13 May 2013

The Special Assessment Clinic won the award for providing specialist eye care services for people with autism and other forms of learning disabilities.

Special Assessment Staff

Supporting clinical excellence

24 January 2013

University team shortlisted for national award.

Understanding disability award for Dr Margaret Woodhouse

17 December 2012

Understanding Disability Award for Dr Margaret Woodhouse

Lifetime Achievement Commendation for Optometry Lecturer

13 December 2012

Dr Maggie Woodhouse receives a Lifetime Achievement Commendation in the 2012 Understanding Disability

Funding Success

9 November 2012

Major new grant for research into vision loss.