Eye and Vision Sciences research group

Eye and vision sciences

Vision is rated as the most important of the five senses; it is responsible for more than 80 per cent of input to the brain. The Eye and Vision research group is an inter-professional group of scientists and clinicians who focus on structure and function of the eye, visual perception, and clinical measurement of vision and visual dysfunction.

Current publications

Reclaiming the Periphery: Automated Kinetic Perimetry for Measuring Peripheral Visual Fields in Patients With Glaucoma

Eye and Vision Sciences research group seminars

The Eye and Vision Sciences research group are delighted to present their seminar series. 

The seminars are open to all but please contact gunnar.schmidtmann@plymouth.ac.uk to reserve your place or for further information.

Wednesday 14 March: Leveraging residual vision to offset central vision loss: Insights from the research journey of a young start-up

Speaker: Sandra Starke PhD, Chief Scientific officer, GiveVision, Birmingham.

Visit the events calendar for details.

Eye and Vision Masterclass Series

Series 1: Glaucoma and Optic Neuropathies
Series 2: Vision Rehabilitation
Series 3: Binocular Vision and Paediatrics
Series 4: Vision and Ophthalmic Optics
Series 5: Anterior Segment and Dry Eye

The Eye and Vision Masterclass series at the University provides cutting-edge continuing education for eye professionals of all disciplines (optometrists, ophthalmologists, orthoptists, dispensing opticians, ophthalmic nurses, ophthalmic photographers and technologists) and is supported by leading industry partners. Specialists deliver clinically relevant seminars, real-time demonstrations with volunteer patients and state-of-the-art kit, as well as exercises and assessments on computer workstations.


The Masterclasses are for ambitious graduate professionals who have a deep interest in clinical eye care and who are able to support their learning through high-level reading (five to ten hours per class), some of it self-directed. Course material, along with a 30-minute self-assessment, will be available three weeks prior to each class. The Masterclasses will be highly clinical and will expose the latest evidence-base for clinical care and decision-making. Our Faculty includes world-leading specialists who will bring to life current controversies through panel discussions and debates. A cross-cutting theme of all Masterclass series will be public eye health and epidemiology. CET points will be applied for (TBC). For registration (£100, reduced for students and trainees) email Professor Paul Artes.

Eye and Vision research group researchers