Career profile: Dr Keziah Latham

Dr Keziah Latham, the low vision specialist, discusses how teaching, research and clinical practice are interlinked.

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Why did you want to become an optometrist?

I was fitted with contact lenses as a teenager and that made an impression on me. I looked at optometry in more detail and decided I liked the idea of working in a role that combines both biology and physics.

What drew you to specialise in low vision? 

After I qualified as an optometrist, I did a PhD on the topic of peripheral vision. This got me interested in what happens when patients don’t have central vision. I then started doing some clinical work in low vision, and incorporated it into my teaching.

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