Areas of Expertise: Vision and eye research
Yvonne is an experienced optometrist and teaches mainly clinical aspects of our optometry degree, including contact lenses. She's worked extensively with optometric professional bodies.
Yvonne gained her PhD from Anglia Ruskin University on the subject of visual crowding in children. Her research continues to focus on the study of visual development, with the aim of better detection of childhood eye problems.
After graduating from the University of Manchester with a degree in ophthalmic optics, Yvonne gained clinical experience working in the Hospital Eye Service and in private and multiple practice. She held the position of Professional Services Manager (Eastern Region) for Boots Opticians Ltd from 1993 to 1998.
Yvonne is an experienced examiner for the College of Optometrists and is a member of the OSCE editing and writing group. She was also a panel member of the Fitness to Practise Panel appointed by the UK regulatory body, the General Optical Council, from 2003-2015.
Norgett, Y and Siderov, J Effect of test chart configuration on crowding in strabismic amblyopia American Academy of Optometry Anaheim, 9-12 November 2016
Norgett, Y and Siderov, J Effect of crowding on the slopes of the psychometric functions in visual acuity measurements Optom Vis Sci 2014;91: 145153
Norgett Y, Siderov J Foveal crowding differs in children and adults. American Academy of Optometry, Seattle 17-20 October 2013
Norgett Y, Siderov J. Crowding in children’s visual acuity measurement: the importance of gaze control and contour interaction. American Academy of Optometry, San Francisco, 17 Nov 2010 - 20 Nov 2010
Norgett Y, Siderov J. The assessment of visual acuity in young children – which test is best? College of Optometrists Research Symposium, York, 18 Apr 2010 - 19 Apr 2010
Norgett Y., Siderov J., & Patel R-L. An evaluation of the introduction of objective structured clinical examinations (OSCEs) into an undergraduate optometry course. College of Optometrists Research Symposium, Brighton, March, 2009