Dr Jane Macnaughton

Senior Lecturer

Faculty:Faculty of Science and Engineering

School:Vision and Hearing Sciences

Location: Cambridge

Research Supervision:Yes

Jane is an experienced optometrist with a career spread over hospital, high street  and academic teaching. Her specialist area of expertise is in working with children and adults with visual impairment.


Jane worked initially with the hospital eye service at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London before joining City University as a Boots Tutor Practitioner and later as a Visiting Lecturer. Jane continues to work at University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust where she leads the county's low vision clinics hosted jointly with local sight-loss charity, Vista.

Jane is an experienced Examiner for the College of Optometrists' Scheme for Registration and is currently appointed to the General Optical Council's Hearings

Jane had published two text books for low vision practitioners and rehabilitation workers; Eye Essentials, Low Vision Assessment (2005), Butterworth Heinemann and The Practical Management of Visual Impairment (2018), CLEARVIEW Training. Both available from the ABDO College Bookshop

Research interests

Rehabilitation needs of adults with visual impairment.


Jane is involved in a variety of teaching in both Optometry and Ophthalmic Dispensing modules.


PhD, Anglia Ruskin University

Professional Certificate in Low Vision, The College of Optometrists

BSc (Hons) Optometry; City, University of London

BSc Anatomy; University of Aberdeen

Memberships, editorial boards

General Optical Council, Hearings Panel member

Member of the College of Optometrists' Editing and Writing Group for the Scheme for Registration

College of Optometrists'; representative on the Vision UK Early Intervention and Enablement Committee

College of Optometrists Council representing East Midlands Region, 2007-2019

General Optical Council CET Approver 2005- 2019

Selected recent publications

Macnaughton, J., Latham, K. and Vianya-Estopa, M., 2019. Rehabilitation needs and activity limitations of adults with a visual impairment entering a low vision rehabilitation service in England. Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics, 39(2), pp.113-126.

Macnaughton, J. and Latham, K., 2017. Assessment of central visual functions in patients with low vision: a review of commonly used tests and strategies. Optometry in Practice, 18(2), pp.63-72.

Latham K, Macnaughton J. Low-vision rehabilitation needs of visually impaired people. Optometry in Practice. 2017;18(2):103-9.

Recent presentations and conferences

Macnaughton J, Latham K, Vianya-Estopa M. Changes in rehabilitation needs of adults with acquired visual impairment following entry to a low vision rehabilitation service in England (presentation). In ESLRR, Manchester 2019

Macnaughton, J., Latham, K. and Vianya-Estopa, M., 2018. Principal difficulties facing patients with acquired vision loss (poster). In: Optometry Tomorrow, The College of Optometrists.

Macnaughton, J., Latham, K. and Vianya-Estopa, M., 2018. Activity limitations and rehabilitation needs of visually impaired adults entering low vision rehabilitation in England (presentation). In: BCOVS, Cambridge.

Macnaughton, J. and Latham, K., 2017. Priority rehabilitation needs on referral to visual impairment services in Leicestershire, England (poster). In: Vision 2017, The Hague.