Louisa Haine


Faculty:Faculty of Science and Engineering

School:Vision and Hearing Sciences

Location: Cambridge

Areas of Expertise: Health, social care and medical innovation

Louisa is a qualified and registered Orthoptist, whose main research interest is improving the detection of amblyopia in children using modified visual acuity tests. She completed her doctoral studies under the supervision of Dr Sarah J Waugh, Dr Monika A Formankiewicz and Dr Lalor, and consequently commenced work as a Lecturer in Vision Sciences within the Vision and Hearing Sciences department at Anglia Ruskin University in July 2021.




Louisa completed her undergraduate studies on Orthoptics in July 2008 and took up a clinical orthoptic position at Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge in September of the same year.

In 2011, Louisa became the Lead Orthoptic Clinical Tutor for Addenbrookes Hospital, overseeing the clinical education of all orthoptic undergraduate trainees attending clinical placements at Addenbrookes, as well as developing and assessing the Addenbrookes Ophthalmic rotation of the NHS Scientist Training Programme (STP). While working as an Orthoptist she completed several teaching qualifications as well as her MMedSci in Vision and Strabismus with the University of Sheffield, where she undertook a research project examining the effect of 3D videogame play of the horizontal fusion ranges of seven to eleven year old children.

Louisa began her PhD studies with Anglia Ruskin University in September 2017 and passed her VIVA in July 2022 following successful defence of her thesis entitled, “Considerations of modified vision and crowding tests, for improved detection of Amblyopia”.

Research interests

Louisa’s main research interests are the enhanced detection and treatment of amblyopia, and the control of binocular single vision in 3D, augmented and virtual reality gaming.


Louisa currently teaches the following undergraduate modules:

  • Monocular
  • Binocular and Paediatric Vision
  • Human and Ocular anatomy


  • MMedSci Vision and Strabismus, University of Sheffield
  • BSc(Hons) Orthoptics, University of Liverpool

Memberships, editorial boards

  • Member of the British and Irish Orthoptic Society (BIOS).
  • Registrant of the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
  • Associate member of the Society for Education and Training (SET).

Recent presentations and conferences

Louisa Haine. Modified visual acuity tests for better detection of amblyopia. SIOF, Uppsala, Sweden, October 2018.

Louisa Haine. Modified Diagrammatic Recording of the Postoperative Diplopia Test (PDT). BIPOSA, Manchester, U.K., October 2018.