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General

Dr Amy Sheppard is a senior lecturer at Aston Optometry School and a UK-registered optometrist. Amy is the course lead for undergraduate optometry programmes (BSc and MOptom) at Aston University. Her research interests are based on ocular accommodation, ophthalmic imaging and the anterior eye. In the field of teaching, Amy has a focus on providing a high quality experience for all students, using innovative methods and she has completed a Master's in Education as well as being recognised as a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Employment

  • 2016- date: Senior Lecturer in Optometry, Aston University
  • 2011-2016: Lecturer in Optometry, Aston University
  • 2010-2011: Research and Teaching Fellow in Optometry, Aston University 
  • 2007-2010: PhD Researcher, Aston University
  • 2004- date: General Optical Council-registered optometrist

Administrative Roles

Programme director for BSc and MOptom Optometry programmes at Aston Optometry School

Qualifications

  • 2018: Master's in Education with Distinction, Aston University
  • 2014: SFHEA, Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • 2013: FHEA, Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy
  • 2010: PhD in Optometry, Aston University
  • 2004: MCOptom, Membership of the College of Optometrists
  • 2004: General Optical Council registration
  • 2003: BSc (Hons) Optometry with First Class Honours, Aston University

Research Interests

  • Ocular accommodation and presbyopia
  • Intraocular lens (IOL) technology
  • Ocular biometry
  • Domiciliary eye care and quality of life

Teaching Activity

  • Module leader: Accommodation and Presbyopia (Postgraduate)
  • Module leader: Clinical Practice 2 (Undergraduate)
  • Module leader: MSc dissertation research review modules (Postgraduate)
  • Supervisor: Elective Studies (BSc Optometry; OP3ES1)

 

Contact Details

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Research Output 2008 2019

Factors Influencing Pseudo-Accommodation—The Difference between Subjectively Reported Range of Clear Focus and Objectively Measured Accommodation Range

Dhallu, S., Sheppard, A. L., Drew, T. E., Mihashi, T., Zapata-Diaz, J. F., Radhakrishnan, H., Iskander, D. R. & Wolffsohn, J. S., 28 Jun 2019, In : Vision. 3, 3, 34.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Accommodation
Influencing factors
Testing
Tolerance
Charts
Intraocular Lenses
Lenses
Pupil
Tropicamide
United States Food and Drug Administration

Digital eye strain: Prevalence, measurement and amelioration

Sheppard, A. L. & Wolffsohn, J. S., 16 Apr 2018, In : BMJ Open Ophthalmology. 3, e000146.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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Asthenopia
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Refractive Errors
Pupil

Does transient increase in axial length during accommodation attenuate with age?

Laughton, D. S., Sheppard, A. L., Mallen, E. A. H., Read, S. & Davies, L. N., 1 Nov 2017, In : Clinical and Experimental Optometry. 100, 6, p. 676-682

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Presbyopia
Biometry
Crystalline Lens
Refractive Errors
Switzerland

Refraction during incipient presbyopia: the Aston Longitudinal Assessment of Presbyopia (ALAP) study

Laughton, D. S., Sheppard, A. L. & Davies, L. N., 7 Jun 2017, In : Journal of Optometry. in press, 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Presbyopia
Refractive Errors
Astigmatism
Longitudinal Studies
Incidence

Thesis

A longitudinal study of ocular biometry and vision-related quality of life in Singapore young adults

Author: Kwan, H. K., 20 Feb 2017

Supervisor: Sheppard, A. L. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisOphthalmic Doctorate

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Domiciliary eye care and service recipients in the North West of England

Author: Rashid, K., 10 Oct 2016

Supervisor: Sheppard, A. L. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisOphthalmic Doctorate

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Evaluating techniques to improve visual performance with and assessment of premium intraocular lenses

Author: Dhallu, S., 18 Jun 2015

Supervisor: Wolffsohn, J. S. (Supervisor) & Sheppard, A. L. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

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IN VIVO analysis of ocular morphological changes during phakic accommodation

Author: Sheppard, A. L., Nov 2010

Supervisor: Davies, L. N. (Supervisor), Dunne, M. C. (Supervisor) & Wolffsohn, J. S. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

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Objective and subjective evaluation of dysphotopsia in normal and post-operative eyes

Author: Aujla, M., 14 Dec 2018

Supervisor: Sheppard, A. L. (Supervisor) & Wolffsohn, J. S. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

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Activities 2012 2012

  • 2 Participation in conference

30th Congress of the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons

Amy Sheppard (Speaker)
8 Sep 201211 Sep 2012

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

Annual Meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology

Amy Sheppard (Speaker)
5 May 201210 May 2012

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference