Mozambique Eyecare Project
The Mozambique Eyecare Project is is an Irish Aid funded initiative, involving partners from the Optometry Departments at Dublin Institute of Technology and University of Ulster, in collaboration with Lurio University in Mozambique and the International Centre for Eyecare Education (ICEE), which aims to address the problem of avoidable blindness in Mozambique, Lusophone Africa and across developing nations.
The mission statement of The Mozambique Eyecare Project is that it aims to provide a sustainable solution to the problem of avoidable blindness in developing nations by addressing the significant barrier of local human resource capacity development through optometric education.
Members of the Vision Science research group are involved in developing the course content and supervising PhD and MSc research projects.
Recently Drs Saunders & O’Donoghue visited the Optometry Department in Lurio University in Mozambique, and then attended the World Congress of Refractive Error in Durban, South Africa.
A PowerPoint presentation promoting students involvement with Optometry Giving Sight can be accessed by clicking the following icon
The following snapshot was taken during the WCRE meeting. From left: Dr James Loughman (DIT), Prof. Kovin Naidoo (ICEE), Ms Aoife Phelan (DIT), Dr Kathryn Saunders (UU) and Dr Lisa O’Donoghue (UU)
Moorfields Eye Hospital
Prof Roger Anderson currently holds a senior research position at Moorfields Eye Hospital and the Institute of Optometry.