Professor Chris Dickinson
My major interest is in low vision, which is the uncorrectable visual impairment which results when eye disease cannot be treated by medical or surgical methods, and in particular the effectiveness of rehabilitation in low vision. I work with colleagues at Manchester Royal Eye Hospital; the Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences; and with optometric colleagues in the community.
I am a member of the Secretary of State’s Panel which advises DVLA on Vision and Driving.
Current/recent projects include:
- Assessing the effect of prescribing prisms and exercise programmes for hemianopia
- The impact of visual problems on driving ability
- Reading difficulties in stroke
- Fatigue effects in reading
- Self-management programmes for low vision
- Eccentric viewing in macular degeneration
- Measuring the clinical effectiveness and coat effectiveness of different service delivery models for low vision care
- The use of portable electronic aids for near activities in visual impairment
- The effect of visual impairment on speechreading ability