Why is research important?
Research informs the evidence base for all healthcare professionals. It is the key driver for developing new models for eye care, and underpins our pursuit of eradicating preventable sight loss. It forms the foundation of our clinical and professional practice as optometrists and enables us to deliver the guidance, development and training to ensure optometrists provide the best possible care to the public.
We hope you enjoy our 40 years of research report, which demonstrates that research really is at the core of the College and has been since the research department was established.
"By going back and identifying the people that the College has funded as PhD scholars, the 40 years of research report has shown how they have become the academics, teachers and leaders that have trained the generations that followed."
Mike Bowen, Director of Research