School:Vision and Hearing Sciences
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. She has an interest in contact lenses as well as how best to integrate active learning when teaching optics related courses.
Marta completed her PhD and Post-Doctoral positions at the University of Bradford. Since then, she has worked in industry for one of the major contact lens companies as principle research optometrist. She has also worked as a locum optometrist for a variety of optical practices. Currently, most of her teaching and research is in the area of contact lenses. She is a member of the British University and College Contact Lens Educators (BUCCLE) and collaborates with colleagues in the UK, Ireland and the USA as part of her research.
Wolffsohn, J. S, Dumbleton, K., Huntjens, B., Kandel, H., Koh, S., Kunnen, C. M. E., Nagra, M., Pult, H., Sulley, A. L., Vianya-Estopa, M., Walsh, K., Wong, S., Stapleton, F., 2021. CLEAR – Evidence-based contact lens practice. Contact Lens and Anterior Eye, 44, pp. 368-397. doi: 10.1016/j.clae.2021.02.008
Nagra, M., Allen, P. M., Norgett, Y., Beukes, E., Bowen, M., Vianya-Estopa, M., 2021. The effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on working practices of UK primary care optometrists. Ophthalmic Physiol Opt, 41(2), pp. 378-392. doi: 10.1111/opo.12786
Vianya-Estopa, M., Garcia-Porta, N., Piñero, D. P., Simo Mannion, L., Beukes, E., Wolffsohn, J. S., Allen, P. M., 2020. Contact Lens wear and care in Spain during the COVID-19 pandemic. Cont Lens Anterior Eye (in press). doi: 10.1016/j.clae.2020.11.001
Vianya-Estopa, M., Wolffsohn, J., Beukes, E., Trott, M., Smith, L., Allen, P. M., 2020. Soft contact lens wearers’ compliance during the COVID-19 pandemic. Cont Lens Anterior Eye (in press). doi: 10.1016/j.clae.2020.08.003
Lievens, C. W., Norgett, Y., Briggs, N., Allen, P. M., Vianya-Estopa, M., 2020. Optimal methodology for lid wiper epitheliopathy identification. Cont Lens Anterior Eye (in press). doi: 10.1016/j.clae.2020.04.016
Lievens, C., Norgett, Y., Briggs, N., Allen, P., Vianya-Estopa, M., 2020. Impact of improper approach to identify lid wiper epitheliopathy. Clin Ophthalmol, 14, pp. 3039-3047. doi: 10.2147/OPTH.S273524
Nagra, M., Vianya-Estopa, M., Wolffsohn, J. S., 2020. Could telehealth help eye care practitioners adapt contact lens services during the COVID-19 pandemic? Cont Lens Anterior Eye, 43(3), pp. 204‐207. doi: 10.1016/j.clae.2020.04.002
Vianya-Estopa, M., Nagra, M., Cochrane, A., Retallic, N., Dunning, D., Terry, L., Lloyd, A., Wolffsohn, J. S., 2020. Optimising subjective anterior eye grading precision. Cont Lens Anterior Eye, 43, pp. 489-492. doi: 10.1016/j.clae.2020.03.006
McDonnell, C., Murphy, O., Cochrane, A., Martin, E., Wolffsohn, J., Maldonado-Codina, C., Vianya-Estopa, M., Gibson, E., Dunning, D., Oehring, D., Nagra, M., Huntjens, B., 2020. Lissamine Green – Where have we been and where are we now? Optometry in Practice (ISSN 2517-5696 Volume 21 Issue 2).
Wolffsohn JS, Ghorbani-Mojarrad N, Vianya-Estopa M, Nagra M, Huntjens B, Terry L, Sweeney LE, Dutta D, Joshi MR, Wright D, Bruce H, Hallam E, Jolly L, Chung YB, Tsen JRE, Bishop A, Davison R, Maldonado-Codina C (2021). Fast versus gradual adaptation of soft monthly contact lenses in neophyte wearers. Contact Lens and Anterior Eye (in press). doi: 10.1016/j.clae.2021.101469
Vianya-Estopa M (2020) Engaging a new generation of students: employability benefits of TBL. Advanced HE virtual conference. UK.
Vianya-Estopa M (2019). Students’ perceptions of team-based learning in an undergraduate optics module. 7th European Conference on Education. London, UK.
Vianya-Estopa M (2019). Team-based learning: focus group findings in an optics cohort. 20th ARU Engage Learning and Teaching Conference. Cambridge, UK.
Vianya-Estopa M (2019). Can active learning help you understand what happens during an eye exam? 3rd Active Learning conference. Brighton, UK.
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.
European Society for Low-vision Research and Rehabilitation Conference. Manchester, UK.
Lievens C, Norgett y, Briggs N and Vianya-Estopa M (2019). Intensity of lid wiper epitheliopathy staining with alterations of dye amounts and timing of observation. ARVO, Florida (USA).
Macnaughton J, Latham K and Vianya-Estopa M (2018). Principal difficulties facing patients with acquired vision loss. Optometry Tomorrow 2018, Birmingham, UK.
Vianya-Estopa M, Clemens M, Norgett Y and Conway R (2017). Inter-observer agreement of soft contact lens fit assessment. British Contact Lens Association Conference, Liverpool, UK.