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Dr Tyrone Kidney
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Tyrone Kidney
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A Consultant Ophthalmologist and expert in inherited eye disease has been appointed the new head of the University’s School of Optometry and Vision Sciences.
A new focus for optometry

A Consultant Ophthalmologist and expert in inherited eye disease has been appointed the new head of the University’s School of Optometry and Vision Sciences.

IAMF Bursary student Janaka Sasitharan dispensing glasses to a patient in Zambia
Vision Aid Overseas

Vision Aid Overseas: UK Optometry Students Help Improve Lives in Zambia

Keith Meek receives the Pearce Medal
Keith Meek receives the Pearce Medal

Keith Meek became the first non-Ophthalmologist to be awarded the prestigious Pearce medal from the United Kingdom and Ireland Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons

Courtesy of SkyNews
Detecting Sight Loss

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.

Autism Award
Autistic Society’s Professionals Awards.

Clinical Excellence at the National Autistic Society’s (NAS) Autism Professionals Awards.

VAO Zambia
Vision Aid Overseas (VAO)

A team of qualified optometrists joining a Vision Aid Overseas (VAO) project where we were teaching the very first Optometry undergraduate students at Chainama College of Health Sciences, Lusaka.

Supporting clinical excellence
Supporting clinical excellence

Cardiff University’s Special Assessment Clinic team has been shortlisted for the National Autistic Society Award for Clinical Excellence.

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Leading Science for Better Health

Awarded a programme grant from the Medical Research Council for 5 years.

Maggie Award
Understanding Disability Awards

Maggie was nominated for another award in the special Diamond Jubilee Lifetime Achievement Award Category .

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Life Fellowship of The College of Optometrists Recognition

Richard Earlam is elected to Life Fellowship of The College of Optometrists in recognition of the outstanding contribution he has made to the optometric profession.

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New Research Underway Into Glaucoma

Insight Radio's Steve Powell spoke to Dr Craig Boote to find out more about the research and what it means for detection and treatment.

UCAN find a special new home
UCAN collaborated with School to set up Maggie’s Club

UCAN has collaborated with our School to set up a new venture. It’s called Maggie’s Club.

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University pro-vice chancellor witnessed the Ugandan landslide disaster

A university pro-vice chancellor, Tim Wess, witnessed the unfolding landslide disaster in Uganda while visiting a charity project in the African nation.

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WOPEC nominated for an Optometry Today award

WOPEC have been short-listed for Company of the Year 2012 in the AOP Best Company Award.

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First Welsh Language Eye Tests

With support from Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol, students from the School of Optometry and Vision Sciences have been able to undertake eye examinations in Welsh for the first time.

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Dr Paul Murphy awarded Fellowship

Dr Paul Murphy who was awarded Fellowship of the Academy in recognition of his significant contribution to optometric research and education.

Tackling Pen y Fan

Visually impaired young people have joined optometry students from the University to climb one of Wales' most iconic mountains.

Minister keeps an eye on world-first Optometry Education Centre

The Minister for Health and Social Services, Lesley Griffiths, has visited the first postgraduate education centre for optometry in the world – based in Cardiff.


Tapestry of Touch national tour
Tapestry of Touch national tour  -  9 April 2014

Sense proudly presents the Tapestry of Touch national tour.

Sight Cymru
Wales and West Vision Conference 2014  -  26 June 2014
School of Optometry and Vision Sciences, Maindy Road, Cathays, CF24 4LU

Sight Cymru (formerly known as Sight Support) has, for a number of years now, organised and delivered the Wales & West Vision Conference which is aimed at professionals working within the eye care sector.


The SAFE Foundation Exhibition
15 March 2012

Opening exhibition for a collection of photographs reflecting life in Ghana, West Africa

The Cornea & Tissue Engineering
The Cornea & Tissue Engineering  -  18 August 2011

A JSPS-Sponsored Research Symposium at Cardiff University

Graduation 2012  -  19 July 2012

The graduation ceremony for Optometry students will take place on Friday 19th July 2012 in St David's Hall

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75th Anniversary Celebrations  -  29 January 2011

The academic year 2010-11 marks the 75th anniversary year of teaching optics and optometry at Cardiff University!

Nystagmus Open Day
17 April 2010

Maggie Woodhouse & Jon Erichsen at the School of Optometry & Vision Sciences at Cardiff University conduct research to better understand eye movements and eye movement problems, and to develop means of diagnosing problems in clinical situations.

A birds eye view of the world: A sideways look
2 March 2010

The purpose of this talk is to introduce you to birds as highly visual animals. Like humans, but unlike many mammals that depend on their sense of smell, birds rely on vision as their primary sense.

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Schools 75th Anniversary  -  11 January 2010

The School celebrates 75 years of optics and optometry teaching in Cardiff during the whole of 2010. Several events are taking place, including a BIG alumni celebration in October 2010, and an exhibition of optical artifacts and images that features the recreation of a 1960s consulting room.

Details of upcoming events as well as information on past events

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Capturing optometry success

Photography exhibition marks anniversary of optometry centre