Career profile: Dr Keziah Latham

30 January 2020
Winter 2020

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

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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