Mrs Pauline Bradford
Lecturer in Optometry
School of Health Professions (Faculty of Health)
Pauline qualified as a dispensing optician in 1991 and a contact lens optician in 1994. She started up and grew a successful independent practice in Liverpool with a particular interest in contact lens practice and paediatric spectacle dispensing. The practice was also supported several contact lens manufacturers as a site for new product evaluation that sparked a special interest in this field.
After 16 years, she moved to Devon with her family for a change of lifestyle and following this move, has held positions in within the contact lens industry. Professional services roles for Bausch & Lomb and Coopervision helped to grow her interest in both speciality contact lens fitting and myopia management. She enjoys researching for and writing CET to support the professions ongoing development and was awarded Fellowship of the British Contact Lens Association in 2018. She has also been proud to support them with workshops at several of their industry events on a variety of topics.
She has an interest in freelance article writing and has had several published in Optometry today and the ACLM yearbook.
In order to keep her skills fresh and up to date, Pauline still carries out some patient facing work in practice and is also probationary contact lens practical examiner for ABDO.
Fellow of the British Contact Lens Association
General Optical Council
Association of British Dispensing Opticians
British Contact Lens Association
Roles on external bodies