Dr Janis Orr (Visiting)

Visiting Lecturer in Optometry

School of Life & Health Sciences
Aston University
Aston Triangle
B4 7ET

E-mail: [email protected]

Research Group

Ophthalmic Research Group (ORG)

Research Centre

Aston Research Centre for Healthy Ageing (ARCHA) 

Centre for Research in Vision and Hearing (CRVH)

Dr Janis Orr
  • Refractive error development and control
  • Accommodation and presbyopia
  • Optical and biometric characteristics of the eye
  • Corneal reshaping therapy and its effect on aberrations, myopia development, corneal biomechanics and structure
PhD (principal supervisor): Miss Madara Zvrigzdina (October 2014 - present)

DOptom (associate supervisor): Mr Vineet Korpal (October 2014 - present)
PhD (associate supervisor, external): Mr Wan Kin, Ken (The Hong Kong Polytechnic University) (October 2014 - present)

2014: DipTp(IP), Independent Prescribing Specialty (Additional Supply, Supplementary Prescribing and Independent Prescribing)
2014: Clinical Placement for Independent Prescribing, Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust
2014: Independent Prescribing for Optometrists, Glasgow Caledonian University
2013: PhD, Glasgow Caledonian University
2007: General Optical Council registration
2007: MCOptom, Membership of the College of Optometrists
2006: Top honours project/dissertation student (prize awarded by the Glasgow Opticians Act, 1912)
2006: Top student in shared care and ocular disease (prize awarded by Healthcall)
2006: BSc (Hons) Optometry, 2i, Glasgow Caledonian University

2017 to date: Visiting Lecturer, Aston University
2014 to 2017: Lecturer in Optometry, Aston Optometry
2008 to 2014: Postgraduate Researcher and Clinical Tutor, Glasgow Caledonian University
2008 to 2014: Sessional Optometrist for several independent and multiple optometric practices (all of which are involved in local NHS board shared-care schemes)
2007 to 2008: Optometrist, Glasgow
2006 to 2007: Pre-Registration Optometrist, Glasgow 

2014: The College of Optometrists Research Fellowship Award

Further Investigative Techniques (OP2FIT): Module Leader
Primary Optometric Instrumentation (OC2POI): Module Leader
Basic Investigative Techniques (OP1BIT): Clinical Instructor
Elective Studies (OP3ES1): Supervisor

General Optical Council
Association of Optometrists
College of Optometrists

Recent Publications