Mr Pat Friis
|Location||G39, Richmond and Bradford Institute for Health Research|
|Department||Optometry and Vision Science|
Research Interests (key words only)
Amblyopia, literacy, visual fatigue, vision screening
Originally from Bradford, Pat completed his degree in Optometry at the University, graduating in 2012.
He then joined the Optometry department at St James’s Hospital, Leeds for his pre-registration year where he gained full professional registration.
Pat then moved to North Yorkshire to join Specsavers where he spent a year as an Optometrist and in-store trainer, as well as taking part in the selection process for the following year’s crop of Specsavers pre-registration optometrists.
Returning to Bradford in 2014, Pat is now working on his PhD under the supervision of Dr Alison Bruce, Prof Brendan Barrett and Prof Marina Bloj.
BSc (Hons) Optometry, 2012, University of Bradford
2012 – 2013: Pre-registration Optometrist, St James Hospital, Leeds
2013 – 2014: Optometrist, Specsavers
2014 – present: PhD student, University of Bradford
Member of the College of Optometrists
Pat is currently working with the Born in Bradford project through Bradford Institute for Health Research, looking at the impact of amblyopia (lazy eye) and visual fatigue on the development of literacy skills in children aged 5 to 8 years.
PhD on the impact of amblyopia and visual fatigue on literacy in children.