Suzana Gorda

Senior Lecturer Practitioner

Faculty:Faculty of Science and Engineering

School:Vision and Hearing Sciences

Location: Cambridge

Areas of Expertise: Health and social care

Suzana graduated from Anglia Ruskin University in 2016 with a First Class in BSc (Hons) Ophthalmic Dispensing with Practice Management. She has an extensive amount of experience working in the high end independent sector, particularly in designing bespoke frames. She returned to ARU in 2019 as a Lecturer Practitioner teaching both BSc (Hons) Ophthalmic Dispensing and FdSc Ophthalmic Dispensing students. Additionally, she is also an ABDO Tutor for the Level 6 FBDO Diploma course.


Suzana qualified as a Dispensing Optician at ARU in 2016 with exceptional achievements, including being the prize winner for the “Best Overall Performance” in Final Ophthalmic Dispensing. Whilst completing her Pre-Reg year at an independent in Cambridge, the practice won the AOP award “Practice of the Year”, where she played a significant role towards this achievement.

Suzana creates bespoke frames that are perfectly fitted, flattering and tailored according to: the facial structure, skin tone, eyebrow tailoring, individuality & character, visual needs, lifestyle requirements and prescription complexity. She has a keen interest in the latest fashion trends and how this influences the optics industry.


Ophthalmic Dispensing FdSc Registrable Award
Formal Practical Dispensing
Introduction to Ophthalmic Dispensing with Mathematics


BSc (Hons) in Ophthalmic Dispensing with Business Management (Anglia Ruskin University)
FBDO, Level 6 Diploma (ABDO)
FBDO, Fellow of the Association of British Dispensing Opticians (ABDO)

Memberships, editorial boards

Registrant of the General Optical Council (GOC) FBDO,
Fellow of the Association of British Dispensing Opticians (ABDO)