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Research Interests

Anterior segment changes in systemic disease, dry eye, refractive cataract surgery, laser vision correction.

Research Interests

2010 – 2011 Senior Lecturer in Optometry. Faculty of Life Sciences, The University of Manchester

2002 – 2009  Lecturer in Optometry, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Manchester

(Probationary period 2002 - 2005)

1999 – 2002 Manager, The UMIST Vision Centre, the public access optometry clinic, Department of Optometry & Neuroscience, UMIST.

1997 - 1998 Research Optometrist, Eurolens Research, Department of Optometry & Neuroscience, UMIST

1996 - 1998 Specialist Optometrist, Department of Optometry, Manchester Royal Eye Hospital. Provision of optometric services including complex contact lens fitting, cataract, low vision and paediatric services

1994 - 1998 Teaching Assistant / Postgraduate Student and Occasional Lecturer, Dept of Optometry & Neuroscience, UMIST

1993 - 1994 Clinical Tutor, Department of Optometry, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand

1987 - 1993 Visiting Lecturer/Clinical Tutor, Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow Scotland, UK

Membership of Professional Bodies

Member College of Optometrists

Member Association of Optometrists

Member European Society of Cataract Refractive Surgeons

Fellow American Academy of Optometry

Fellow British Contact Lens Association

Member of the International Society for Contact Lens Research

Contact Details

Education/Academic qualification






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Research Output 2004 2014

Optical quality and visual performance with customised soft contact lenses for keratoconus

Jinabhai, A., O'Donnell, C., Tromans, C. & Radhakrishnan, H., 30 Sep 2014, In : Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics. 34, 5, p. 528–539 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Hydrophilic Contact Lens
Contact Lenses

Diabetes and contact lens wear

O'Donnell, C. & Efron, N., May 2012, In : Clinical and Experimental Optometry. 95, 3, p. 328-337 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalSpecial issue

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Corneal Endothelium

Optical quality for keratoconic eyes with conventional RGP lens and simulated, customised contact lens corrections: a comparison

Jinabhai, A., Charman, W. N., O'Donnell, C. & Radhakrishnan, H., May 2012, In : Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics. 32, 3, p. 200-212 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Contact Lenses
Hydrophilic Contact Lens

Short-term stability in refractive status despite large fluctuations in glucose levels in diabetes mellitus type 1 and 2

Huntjens, B., Charman, W. N., Workman, H., Hosking, S. L. & O'Donnell, C., 28 Dec 2012, In : PLoS ONE. 7, 12, 10 p., e52947.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus
Medical problems
Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus
noninsulin-dependent diabetes mellitus
Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

Visual performance and optical quality with soft lenses in keratoconus patients

Jinabhai, A., Radhakrishnan, H., Tromans, C. & O'Donnell, C., Mar 2012, In : Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics. 32, 2, p. 100-116 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Hydrophilic Contact Lens