Dr Colin Fowler

Senior Lecturer

School of Life and Health Sciences
Aston University
B4 7ET

email:  [email protected] 
telephone: +44 (0) 121 204 4098

fax: +44 (0) 121 204 4048

Senior Lecturer on the Undergraduate Optometry Programme

Member of the Ophthalmic Research Group

Dr Colin Fowler

1968: BSc (2:1) University of Wales Institute of Science and Technology

1968-69: Pre-registration optician, Oxford Eye Hospital

1969: Fellow of the British Optical Association (Prize winner)

1969: Fellow of the Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers

1969: Private practice in Luton

1970-72: Research student, Aston University

1973-95: Lecturer in Optometry

1980: Foundation Fellow of the College of Optometrists

1985: PhD for thesis on ‘Aspheric single vision spectacle lenses for aphakia’

1990: Senior Tutor, Department of Vision Sciences, Aston University

1995: Senior Lecturer, Department of Vision Sciences, Aston University

2001-04: Director of Undergraduate Studies, Optometry, Aston University

2004-06: Director of Undergraduate Programmes, School of Life and Health Sciences, Aston University

  • Examiner for the British Optical Association 1973-1979, Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers (1973-1979), British College of Optometrists 1980-present.
  • Past chairman of BSI committee 'Ophthalmic Optics', and ISO/CEN working party on 'Ophthalmic Nomenclature'.
  • Visiting optometrist, Birmingham and Midland Eye Hospital low vision clinic since 1974-1995
  • Member of the Secretary of State for Transport’s Honorary medical Advisory Panel on Vision and Visual Disorders 2003-
  • Chairman, Birmingham Low Vision Services Committee 2002-
Ophthalmic optics – progressive lens design, low vision

Recent Publications