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 between working within the hospital eye service and academic teaching.

Having worked within the sight loss sector for over 30 years, her specialist area of expertise is in working with children and adults with visual impairment and children with learning disabilities.

jane.mcnaughton@aru.ac.uk

Background

Jane worked initially with the hospital eye service at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London before joining City, University of London. In 2003, she launched CLEARVIEW Training, providing pre-registration, continuing education and training and CPD opportunities for the optical sector.

Jane continues to work at University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust where she works children and young adults with learning disabilities and patients with vision impairment.

Jane is an experienced Examiner for the College of Optometrists' Scheme for Registration.

Jane has published two successful textbooks for low vision practitioners and vision rehabilitation specialists; Eye Essentials, Low Vision Assessment (2005), and The Practical Management of Visual Impairment (2018).

Jane joined the staff at ARU in 2019 as a Senior Lecturer.

Research interests

Rehabilitation needs of adults with visual impairment.

Areas of research supervision

Adults, children and young people with visual impairment.

Teaching

Qualifications

  • PhD, Anglia Ruskin University
  • Professional Certificate in Low Vision, The College of Optometrists
  • Fellow, Advance HE
  • PG Cert (HE), Anglia Ruskin University
  • FCOptom: Fellowship, College of Optometrists
  • MCOptom: Member, College of Optometrists
  • BSc (Hons) Optometry; City, University of London
  • BSc Anatomy; University of Aberdeen

Memberships, editorial boards

  • Fellow, College of Optometrists
  • Member, Association of Optometrists
  • Examiner, College of Optometrists
  • College of Optometrists' Editing and Writing Group for the Scheme for Registration
  • Registration & Professional Standards Committee, Rehabilitation Workers' Professional Network
  • College of Optometrists' representative on the Vision UK Early Intervention and Enablement Committee 2017-2020
  • College of Optometrists Council representing East Midlands Region, 2007-2019
  • GOC Hearings Panel Member 2018-2019
  • General Optical Council CET Approver 2005-2019

Selected recent publications

Latham, K. and Macnaughton, J. (2022) 'Is patient identification of ‘comfortable’ print size a useful clinical parameter for low vision reading assessment?', Ophthalmic & Physiological Optics, 42(3), pp. 482-490.

Macnaughton, J., Vianya-Estopa, M. and Latham, K. (2022) 'Change in rehabilitation needs and activity limitations over time of adults with acquired visual impairment following entry to a low vision rehabilitation service in England', Ophthalmic & Physiological Optics, 42(3), pp. 491-503.

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 & Physiological Optics, 39, pp. 113-126.

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

Macnaughton, J. (2018) The Practical Management of Visual Impairment. Melton Mowbray: CLEARVIEW Training.

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

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). BCOVS, Cambridge, 2018.

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. and Macnaughton, J. (2017) 'Low-vision rehabilitation needs of visually impaired people', Optometry in Practice 18(2), pp. 103-9.

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