Dr Marta Vianya

Senior Lecturer

Faculty:Faculty of Science and Engineering

School:Vision and Hearing Sciences

Location: Cambridge

Areas of Expertise: Health, social care and medical innovation

Marta is an optometrist who has lead clinical research projects in university, hospital and industry settings.



Having graduated from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (Spain) in 1999, Marta spent a year in practice before moving to the UK to study a Masters in optometry. She then continued her studies at the University of Bradford, and completed her PhD in 2005.

Research interests

  • Clinical vision science
  • Contact lens research
  • Potential vision assessment
  • Quality of life


Marta teaches the modules Introduction to Contact Lens Practice (module leader), Clinical Optometry 2 and Clinical Optometry 3.


  • PhD Optometry, University of Bradford
  • MSc Optometry, University of Bradford
  • BSc Optometry, Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Spain

Memberships, editorial boards

  • Member, Association of Optometrists
  • Member, General Optical Council

Selected recent publications

Vianya-Estopa, M., Barrett, B.T. and Elliott, D.B., 2010. Author Response: Amblyopia and Strabismus Questionnaire. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, 51, pp.6899-6900.

Vianya-Estopa, M., Barrett, B.T. and Elliott, D.B., 2010. An evaluation of the ‘Amblyopia and Strabismus Questionnaire’ using Rasch analysis. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, 51, pp. 2496-2503.

Vianya-Estopa, M., Douthwaite, W.A., Funnell, C.L. and Elliott, D.B., 2009. Clinician versus potential acuity test predictions of visual outcome after cataract surgery. Optometry, 80, pp.447-453.

Vianya-Estopa, M. and Douthwaite, W., 2007. Critical fusion frequency as a potential vision test. Cataract Refractive Surgery Today Europe, 7, pp.27-28.

Douthwaite WA, Vianya-Estopa M and Elliott DB (2007). Predictions of postoperative visual outcome in cataract subjects: A pre- and postoperative study. British Journal of Ophthalmology, 91, pp.638-43.

Vianya-Estopa, M., Douthwaite, W.A., Noble, B.A. and Elliott, D.B., 2006. Capabilities of potential vision test measurements: A clinical evaluation in the presence of cataract or macular disease. Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery, 32, pp.1151-60.

Vianya-Estopa, M., Douthwaite, W.A., Pesudovs, K., Noble, B.A. and Elliott, D.B., 2004. Development of a critical flicker/fusion frequency test for potential vision testing in media opacities. Optometry & Vision Science, 81, pp.905-910.