Niall Hynes

Lecturer, Admissions Tutor

Faculty:Faculty of Science and Engineering

School:Vision and Hearing Sciences

Location: Cambridge

Niall is a lecturer in optometry teaching on the Optometry and Ophthalmic Dispensing programs. His research interests include sports vision, myopia, accommodation and binocular vision.

Twitter: @niallhynes



Originally from County Mayo, Ireland, Niall joined ARU as a Lecturer in Optometry in August 2019. He is currently concluding his PhD thesis entitled "Occupational factors affecting the accommodative response in the human vision system" under the supervision of Prof Ed Mallen and Dr Matt Cufflin at the University of Bradford. Previously Niall taught on various modules for 6 years on the Optometry programme at the University of Bradford. Niall is a practicing registered optometrist and previously worked in a busy practice in Sheffield prior to start a career in academia. In his spare time, he is a volunteer and team leader with the NGO Vision Aid Overseas. He is a keen runner and an average but enthusiastic player of Gaelic Football.

Research interests

Accommodation, Binocular Vision, Myopia, Sports Vision


Clinical Optometry 1

Clinical Optometry 2

Clinical Optometry 3

Clinical Optometry 5

Theoretical and Practical Ophthalmic Lenses

Monocular, Binocular and Paediatric Vision


BSc (Hons) Optometry – University of Bradford

Memberships, editorial boards

Member of the College of Optometrists, AOP and registered Optometrist with the GOC

Recent presentations and conferences

BCOVS (British Congress of Optometry and Visual Science) 2019 Manchester

BCOVS 2018 ARU, AVA 2018 Bradford

BCOVS 2017 Plymouth (Best Poster Presentation)