Miss Fiona Hiscox
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Miss Fiona Hiscox

Lecturer in Optometry

School of Health Professions (Faculty of Health & Human Sciences)

Role

I am employed as a part time lecturer in the Optometry Team, and I currently teach on OPT208 Law, Ethics & Business Mangement and OPT206 Binocular Vision & Neurophysiology.

Qualifications

I graduated with a first class honours degree in Optometry and Vision Science from UMIST in 1997. I was a mature entry into the profession, and chose  to extend my career in eyecare, having formally been an Orthoptist, with experience in clinical care, research and the sight loss voluntary sector.

I joined the Optometry Team at Plymouth University at the start of the course in 2011. I undertake a part time role, alongside clinical work in both the primary care and hospital eye service. I am a pro-active member of the Devon Local Optical Committee, having worked in Devon for my entire Optometric career. This helps forge links between the Optometric community and the Optometry programme. Other aspects of my career in Optometry include examining for The College of Optometrists.

My Professional interests include paediatric vision care, and ophthalmic public health.

I currently teach on OPT208 Law, Ethics & Business Mangement and OPT206 Binocular Vision & Neurophysiology.

I was a volunteer member of the Optometry team which delivered eyecare at London 2012, which is refered to in  these publications:
D'Ath, P. J., Thomson, W. D. & Wilson, C. M. (2013) 'Seeing you through London 2012: eye care at the Olympics'. British journal of sports medicine, 47 (7). pp 463-466.

Professional membership

General Optical Council
College of Optometrists
Devon Local Optical Committee

Roles on external bodies

Devon Local Optical Commitee Secretary
RNIB Ophthalmic Public Health Ambassador

Teaching interests

Binocular Vision
Clinical Optometry