Published: 1 December 2017 at 06:00
Dr Latham of Anglia Ruskin receives College of Optometrists’ Neil Charman Medal
Dr Keziah Latham has been presented with the prestigious Neil Charman Medal by the College of Optometrists for her work in the area of low vision.
The College of Optometrists’ annual awards recognise achievement and celebrate outstanding contributions to research in the fields of optometry, optics and vision science.
Dr Latham is a Reader in the Department of Vision and Hearing Sciences at Anglia Ruskin University, where she specialises in the visual assessment of people with impaired vision and also has a clinical interest in glaucoma.
She was awarded the Neil Charman Medal for her research into low vision, its assessment and its effects. In particular, Dr Latham has looked at the impact on driving and on emotional health, which is an important factor to be considered for those experiencing a deterioration of their sight.
Mike Bowen, Director of Research at the College of Optometrists, said:
Dr Latham said: