Dr Asma Zahidi
Lecturer in Optometry
School of Health Professions (Faculty of Health)
Lecturer in Optometry
2015 - 2019 Cardiff University, PhD in Vision Sciences
2010-2013 Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), MHSc. (Optom)
2003-2007 Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), B.Optom
American Academy of Optometry (Member since 2018)
Association of Malaysian Optometrists (Member since 2007)
Malaysian Optical Council (Registered since 2007)
Research interestsI have a passionate interest in eye movement disorders, visual impairment and visual development of children with learning disabilities.
2015 – 2019 – Characteristics and impact of nystagmus on visual acuity and eye movements performance in children with and without Down’s Syndrome, PhD research.
2014 – 2015 - The prevalence and nature of refractive error among Indian school children in Kuala Lumpur, (SEGiIRF/2014-57/FOOPVS-7/72).
2010-2013 - Effectiveness of vision screening program conducted by preschool teachers in Malaysia, National University of Malaysia, Masters research.
2011-2012 - Sustainability of reading performance among dyslexic children after stopping intervention using the visual tracking magnifier, Research assistant.
2009-2010 - Visual screening program and early optometric intervention among pre-school children, Research assistant.
2006-2007 – Comparison of near visual acuity using the UKM related and unrelated words near chart, Bailey-Lovie near chart, MNREAD near chart and the PNAC near chart on low vision patients, Undergraduate final year project.
Key publications are highlightedJournals
Omar R, Knight VF, Tan XL, Ahmad Zahidi AA, and Mohd Saat NZ. 2019. Effectiveness of vision screening training module in improving the level of knowledge on vision screening among pre-school teachers in Klang Valley Malaysia. Journal of Health and Translational Medicine. 22(1): 58-65
Zahidi AA, Vinuella-Navarro V, and Woodhouse JM. 2018. Different visual development: norms for visual acuity in children with Down's syndrome. Clinical and Experimental Optometry. 101: 535–540
Zahidi AA, Woodhouse JM, Erichsen JT, and Dunn MJ. 2017. Infantile nystagmus: An optometrist's perspective. Clinical Optometry. 9: 123–131
Rokiah Omar, Victor Feizal Knight, Asma Ahida Ahmad Zahidi, Nur Zakiah Mohd Saat and Tan Xuan Li. 2018. Effectiveness of vision screening program conducted by pre-school teachers. Malaysian Journal of Public Health Medicine. Special volume 1: 41-50
Zahidi AA, Woodhouse JM, Erichsen JT, McIlreavy L. 2017. Visual profile of children with Down’s syndrome and Nystagmus: A retrospective study. British Congress of Optometry and Vision Science (BCOVS) 2017, Plymouth, 4-5 September 2017.
Zahidi AA, McIlreavy L, Erichsen JT, Woodhouse JM. 2018. Development of visual acuity and refractive error in children with Down’s syndrome and nystagmus. American Academy of Optometry meeting, Academy 2018, San Antonio, Texas, US, 7-10 November 2018.
Zahidi AA, Woodhouse JM, Erichsen JT, McIlreavy L. 2017. Visual profile of children with Down’s syndrome and Nystagmus: A retrospective study. Children’s Vision Research Society (CVRS) Conference, Coleraine, Northern Ireland, UK, 15-18 June 2017.
Zahidi AA, Woodhouse JM, Erichsen JT. 2016.The effect of stimulus type and size on the quality eye movement data in patients with nystagmus. Optometry and Vision Science Congress, Rome, Italy, October 20-22, 2016.
Omar R, Ahmad Zahidi AA, Mohd Ali M, Abd Shatar VF, Mohd Saat NZ. 2011. Kie Vision Preschool Vision Screening Kit. International Conference and Exposition on Invention of Institutions of Higher Learning (PECIPTA 2011), Kuala Lumpur Convention Center, 13-15 September 2011.
Asma Ahida Ahmad Zahidi, Rokiah Omar, Manisah Mohd. Ali. 2011. Knowledge of vision screening among KEMAS preschool teachers. The 10th International Conference on Low Vision, Kuala Lumpur Convention Center, Kuala Lumpur, 20-24 February 2011.
Asma Ahida Ahmad Zahidi, Rokiah Omar, Manisah Mohd. Ali. 2010. Vision screening by preschool teachers: A preliminary result. International Symposium of Health Sciences (i-Sihat 2010), Renaissance Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, 9-10 December 2010.
Asma AA Zahidi. 2019. Characteristics and impact of nystagmus on visual acuity and eye movements of children with and without Down’s syndrome. PhD thesis