Reversing ocular ageing - the demise of reading glasses
  • Lecture Theatre 2, Peninsula Allied Health Centre, Derriford Road, Plymouth (North campus)

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The School of Health Professions are pleased to invite you to their March lecture entitled 'Reversing Ocular Ageing - The Demise of Reading Glasses' by Professor James Wolffsohn, Aston University.

Professor Wolffsohn explains “One of the first noticeable signs of ageing is in our mid-forties when we start to need to hold objects further away to see them clearly. In reality this decline in eye focus has been taking place from before we were a teenager. This lecture will explore the mechanism of eye focus and the tools we have developed to assess is as well as how we can overcome the effects including through the use of bionic intraocular lenses."

Professor  Wolffsohn achieved a 1st class Optometry degree from Manchester University and went on to complete his pre-registration at Moorfield’s Eye Hospital, London. He has also completed a PhD at Cardiff University. Following a clinical/research position at the Victorian College of Optometry/University of Melbourne, Australia 1997-2000, he went on to work at Aston University, where he was Head of Optometry between 2004 and 2009. He is now Deputy Executive Dean for Life and Health Sciences at Aston University. he has published over 150 peer reviewed academic papers and given numerous international presentations. His main research areas are the development and evaluation of ophthalmic instrumentation, contact lenses, intraocular lenses and the tear film. Professor Wolffsohn is also a past President of the British Contact Lens Association.

Further information on Professor Wolffsohn and his work 

This lecture is part of the School of Health Professions Lecture Series, co-hosted by the Institute of Health and Community,

Everybody is welcome to attend, just turn up on the day!

For further information on the School of Health Professions Lecture Series please contact PAHCReception@plymouth.ac.uk. 

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