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Dr Jignasa Mehta BSc(Hons) Orthoptics, MRes, PhD

Professional Lead-Orthoptics, Senior Lecturer School of Health Sciences


Vision in older adults

The impact of vision on falls and fear of falling in older adults.
Exploring sight loss in older adults and associated conditions

Use of Virtual and Augment Reality in Teaching

Ocular accommodation

The effect of Visual Display Units and Smartphone use on ocular acccommodation.
Clinical assessment of accommodation

Research Grants

Impact of visual functions on falls patients


October 2016 - March 2020

Research Collaborations

Mr David Wong, Dr Paul Knox and Dr Anthony Fisher

Project: Visuomotor behaviour in patients with age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

The academic and clinical department (St.Paul's Eye Unit) collaborated to evaluate the effect of macular relocation surgery on visuomotor behaviour in patients with AMD.

Mark Hollands

Project: Grant application for Project on preventing stair falls in older adults
External: Liverpool John Moores University

I am a member of the research team at Liverpool John Moores University studying the mechanisms and implications of age-related changes to gaze when coming down the stairs to identify the risk and prevent further falls by modifying staircase design.



Involved in a project; The changing needs of people with sight loss.