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Dr Frank Eperjesi BSc PhD MBA MCOptom Dip Orth FAAO MHEA PGCertHE

School of Life and Health Sciences
Aston University
Birmingham B4 7ET

UK

Email: f.eperjesi@aston.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0) 121 204 4114

Fax: +44 (0) 121 333 4048

Optometry Subject Leader 

Lecturer on the Undergraduate Optometry Programme

PG Programme Director/Admission Tutor

Graduate Diploma in Optometry

Research Theme

 Vision, Hearing and Language

Research Centre
Aston Research Centre for Healthy Ageing (ARCHA)   

Centre for Research in Vision and Hearing(CRVH)

Dr Frank Eperjesi

Aston Perimetry Tool

Through his research, Dr Eperjesi has recently developed and brought to market the Aston Perimetry Tool - a low cost, robust and portable instrument designed for the qualitative assessment of visual field.

After registration Dr Eperjesi continued for two years as a staff optometrist at the Birmingham and Midland Eye Hospital, with overall responsibility for the Low Vision Clinic. He then worked on a sessional basis for several organisations: the Institute of Optometry, London, in the Specific Learning Difficulties (1993 to 1995); the Carnegie Institute of Child Welfare, Birmingham working in co-operation with orthoptists in paediatric primary care clinics (1993 to 1997); Birmingham Focus on Blindness, Low Vision Centre. He has also been a senior partner in a Birmingham based learning development and migraine clinic, which conducted detailed binocular vision and colorimetry assessments (1995 to 1998).

Dr Eperjesi has been an examiner for the College of Optometrists since 1996 and examines in Binocular Vision, Management of Partial Sight, Investigative Techniques, Routine Examination and Ocular Disease and Abnormality. He gained Fellowship of the American Academy of Optometry (FAAO) in 1997 and a College of Optometrists diploma in orthoptics (DipOrth) in 2003. He was invited to join the editorial advisory board of the Optician journal, one of Britain’s leading clinical optometry publications, in 1996 and regularly reviews manuscripts for the academic journals Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics, Optometry and Vision Science and Investigative Ophthalmology and Vision Science. He is also a founder member of Optometric Educators Ltd. one of the foremost continuing education and training providers in the field of Optometry. He regularly lectures on paediatric and geriatric optometry as well as advanced clinical techniques of ocular examination and the effects of nutrition on vision, on a national and international basis and has taught in USA, Ghana, Eire, Spain, Portugal and Germany. He is Chairman of the Birmingham Local Optometric Committee, and advises the Birmingham Strategic Services Agency on Optometric Academic Affairs.

His teaching duties include being module leader for Optical Instrumentation and lecturing on geriatric optometry and the effects of nutrition on ocular function.

Dr Eperjesi is currently working on several research projects including:

  • Contrast sensitivity in low vision measured with the Melbourne Edge test (completed and published 2004)
  • Colour vision discrimination in low vision (completed and writing up).
  • A randomised controlled trial investigating the effects of new nutritional supplement on visual function in age-related macular disease (http://www.aston.ac.uk/lhs/research/nri/opo/amd/index.html) (in progress)
  • Audit of a community based low vision service (in progress).
  • Validation of a new letter and word acuity card for use in low vision assessment (in progress)
  • Spectral analysis of light output from LED illuminated magnifiers (completed and writing up)

The following studies are in the planning stage:

The effects of precision tinted lenses (designed for learning underachievers) on eye movements.

  • Enhancing visual rehabilitation to optimise quality-of-life in people with sight loss.

Any prospective PhD research students who are interested in these areas should contact Dr Eperjesi directly.

  • College of Optometrists,
  • Applied Vision Association
  • Association of Optometrists
  • American Academy of Optometry
  • Frank Eperjesi, Colin W Fowler, Bruce JW Evans. The effect of coloured overlays on reading rate in age-related macular degeneration. American Academy of Optometry Meeting, San Diego 2002
  • Frank Eperjesi, James Wolffsohn, Jason Bowden, Genevieve Napper, Martin Rubinstein. Normative and low vision contrast sensitivity values for the Melbourne Edge Test. American Academy of Optometry Meeting, San Diego 2002
  • James Wolffsohn, Frank Eperjesi, Genevieve Napper. Evaluation of Melbourne Edge Test (MET) measures of contrast sensitivity. American Academy of Optometry Meeting, San Diego 2002.
  • Frank Eperjesi, Colin W Fowler, Bruce JW Evans. Use of the Intuitive Colorimeter as a colour vision analyser in Age-related macular degeneration. International Society for Low Vision Research and Rehabilitation, Gothenburg 2002.
  • Frank Eperjesi, Colin W Fowler, Bruce JW Evans. Do tinted lenses help improve reading performance in ARMD? International Society for Low Vision Research and Rehabilitation, Gothenburg 2002.
  • Mary Bairstow, Frank Eperjesi, Dale Harris. A Community Based Multi-disciplinary Low Vision Service. International Society for Low Vision Research and Rehabilitation, Gothenburg 2002.
  • Louise Stainer, Frank Eperjesi. Current Thoughts and Opinions of Optometrists on Nutritional Supplement Use in Clinical Practice. International Society for Low Vision Research and Rehabilitation, Gothenburg 2002.
  • Frank Eperjesi, Colin W Fowler, Bruce JW Evans. Comparison of the effects of video-magnifier screen colour on reading speed in ARMD. American Academy Meeting, Munich 2002.
  • Frank Eperjesi, Colin W Fowler, Bruce JW Evans. Do tinted lenses help improve reading performance in ARMD? American Academy Meeting, Munich 2002.
  • Frank Eperjesi, Claire Holden. Comparison of anterior chamber depth using van Herick's technique, Smith's technique and Orbscan II. American Academy Meeting, Tampa 2004.
  • Evans BJ, Patel R, Wilkins AJ, Lightstone A, Eperjesi F, Speedwell L, Duffy J. A review of the management of 323 consecutive patients seen in a specific learning difficulties clinic. Ophthalmic Physiol Opt� 1999 Nov;19(6):454-66
  • Armstrong RA, Slade SV, Eperjesi F. An introduction to analysis of variance (ANOVA) with special reference to data from clinical experiments in optometry. Ophthalmic Physiol Opt 2000 May;20(3):235-41.
  • Eperjesi F, Fowler CW, Evans BJ. Do tinted lenses or filters improve visual performance in low vision? A review of the literature. Ophthalmic Physiol Opt 2002 Jan;22(1):68-77
  • Armstrong RA, Eperjesi F, Gilmartin B. The application of analysis of variance (ANOVA) to different experimental designs in optometry. Ophthalmic Physiol Opt 2002 May;22(3):248-56
  • Bartlett H, Eperjesi F. Age-related macular degeneration and nutritional supplementation – a review of randomised controlled trials. Ophthalmic Physiol Opt 2003 Sep;23(5):383-99.
  • Bartlett H, Eperjesi F. A randomised masked trial investigating the effect of nutritional supplementation on visual function in normal, and age-related macular degeneration affected eyes: design and methodology. Nutr J. 2003 Oct 10;2(1):12.
  • Eperjesi F, Fowler CW, Evans BJW. Effect of coloured filters on reading speed in age-related macular degeneration. Ophthalmic Physiol Opt 2004 Jan;24(1):17-25.
  • Eperjesi F, Akbarali N. Rehabilitation in Charles Bonnet Syndrome: a review of treatment options. Clin Exp Optom Clin Exp Optom. 2004 May;87(3):149-52.
  • Wolffsohn JS, Eperjesi F. Predicting prescribed magnification. Ophthalmic Physiol Opt. 2004 Jul;24(4):334-8.
  • Bartlett H, Eperjesi F. Dietary analysis and patterns of nutritional supplement use in normal and age-related macular disease affected subjects: a prospective cross-sectional study. Nutr J. 2004 Sep 28;3(1):16.
  • Bartlett H, Davies LN, Eperjesi F. Reliability, normative data, and the effect of age-related macular disease on the Eger Macular Stressometer photostress recovery time. Ophthalmic Physiol Opt. 2004 Nov;24(6):594-9.
  • Eperjesi F, Wolffsohn J, Bowden J, Napper G, Rubinstein M. Normative contrast sensitivity values for the back-lit Melbourne Edge Test and the effect of visual impairment. Ophthalmic Physiol Opt. 2004 Nov;24(6):600-6.
  • Bartlett H, Eperjesi F. An ideal ocular nutritional supplement? Ophthalmic Physiol Opt. 2004 Jul;24(4):339-49.
  • Eperjesi F, Fowler CW, Evans BJ. The effects of coloured light filter overlays on reading rates in age-related macular degeneration. Acta Ophthalmol Scand. 2004 Dec;82(6):695-700.
  • Armstrong RA, Eperjesi F, Gilmartin B. The use of correlation and regression methods in optometry. Clin Exp Optom. 2005 Mar;88(2):81-8.
  • Wolffsohn JS, Eperjesi F. The effect of relative distance enlargement on visual acuity in the visually impaired. Clin Exp Optom. 2005 Mar;88(2):97-102.
  • Bartlett H, Eperjesi F. Possible contraindications and adverse reactions associated with the use of ocular nutritional supplements. Ophthalmic Physiol Opt. 2005 May;25(3):179-94.
  • Wolffsohn JS, Eperjesi F, Napper G. Evaluation of Melbourne Edge Test contrast sensitivity measures in the visually impaired. Ophthalmic Physiol Opt. 2005 Jul;25(4):371-4.
  • Bartlett H, Davies LN, Eperjesi F. The macular mapping test: a reliability study. BMC Ophthalmol. 2005 Aug 10;5:18. 
  • Eperjesi F, Rundstr�m MM. A practical guide to binocular vision assessment. Butterworth-Heinemann (2003). ISBN 0-7506-5010-9
  • Eperjesi F, Hodgson M, Rundstr�m MM. A guide to the pre-registration year for optometrists. Butterworth-Heinemann (2004) ISBN 0-7506-8845-9
  • Published Book Chapters
  • Eperjesi F and Evans BJW. Microtropia in Binocular Vision and Orthoptics: Investigation and Management. Eds Evans and Doshi. Butterworth-Heinemann, 2001. ISBN 0750647132.
  • Eperjesi F. Classification of comitant eye deviations in Binocular Vision and Orthoptics: Investigation and Management. Eds Evans and Doshi. Butterworth-Heinemann, 2001. ISBN 0750647132.
  • Eperjesi F. Examination of the anterior chamber angle in Investigative Techniques and Ocular Examination. Eds Doshi and Harvey. Butterworth-Heinemann, 2002. ISBN 075065404X.
  • Ruston D, Eperjesi F. Examination of the posterior segment in Investigative Techniques and Ocular Examination. Eds Doshi and Harvey. Butterworth-Heinemann, 2002. ISBN 075065404X.

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