Mr Stephen Freeman

Mr Stephen Freeman

Visiting Specialist

School of Health Professions (Faculty of Health)

Stephen can be contacted through arrangement with our Press Office, to speak to the media on these areas of expertise.
  • Optometry
  • Visual optics
  • Optical dispensing
  • Ophthalmic dispensing


Having been an Associate Lecturer for the Optometry Degree Programme since it started in 2011 and a permanent 0.4 Lecturer as of September 2013. This involves teaching optical theory subjects as well as supervising third years at the Centre for Eye Excellence on the main University Campus.


BSc(Hon's) in Optometry - City University
Member of the College of Optometrists (MCOptom)
Fellow of the Association of British Dispensing Opticians + Spectacle lens Design (FBDO[Hon's])
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Roles on external bodies

College of Optometrists Examiner
College of Optometrists Chief Examiner
College of Optometrists Assessor
College of Optometrists Final Assessment Review Panel Member
Association of British Dispensing Opticians Practical Examiner
Association of British Dispensing Opticians Internal Moderator Contact Lens Visual Optics Theory Paper
Association of British Dispensing Opticians Dispensing Optics magazine Clinical Article review panel



Staff serving as external examiners

City University London - External Examiner for Foundation Degree in Ophthalmic Dispensing

City University London - External Examiner for Foundation Degree Introduction to Optometry
University of Hertfordshire External Examiner for Masters in Optometry




Photochromic and Polarising Tints. Dispensing Optics. Volume 25-3 (2010). ABDO London

Lifestyle Dispensing Parts 1, 2 & 3. Optician (2011). Reed Business Information

Considering ocular motor balance in dispensing. Dispensing Optics. Volume 29-12 (2014). ABDO London

Colour Vision in the modern environment. Dispensing Optics. Volume 34-07 (2019). ABDO London



Other academic activities

Currently part of the Teaching Faculty of the J&J VisionCare Institute, which runs various courses for Eye Care Practioners in the UK. The faculty are independently engaged to provide education drawn from Academia, Professional Optical Bodies, Independent and Corporate Optics.