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Dr Nicola Logan BSc PhD FHEA PGCertHE

Dr Nicola Logan

Lecturer in Optometry 

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

Email: n.s.logan@aston.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0) 121 204 4128
Fax: +44 (0) 121 204 4048

Research Theme

 Vision, Hearing and Language

Research Centre

Aston Research centre in CHildren and Young people's health(ARCHY)

Centre for Research in Vision and Hearing(CRVH)

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Career History

  • 2004 - present: Lecturer in Optometry, Aston University
  • 2002 - 2004: Teaching Fellow, Aston University
  • 2000 - 2002: Research Fellow (P/T 60%), Teaching Fellow (P/T 40%) Aston University
  • 1998 - 1999: Optometrist, Sheffield
  • 1993 - 1997: PhD, Optometry, Aston University
  • 1993: Membership, College of Optometrists, UK
  • 1993: Registration, General Optical Council, UK
  • 1992 - 1993: Pre-registration optometrist, Royal Liverpool University Hospital, Liverpool
  • 1989 - 1992: BSc Optometry, Aston University

Teaching

  • Clinical Optometry (first year): module leader
  • Binocular vision and paediatric optometry (third year): co-module leader
  • Elective studies (third year): supervisor
  • Myopia (ophthalmic doctorate): module leader 

Research Interests

  • Epidemiology of refractive error (Aston Eye Study
  • Aetiology and development of myopia
  • Myopia control
  • Ocular biometry
  • Ocular shape and peripheral refraction
  • Ocular blood flow in the myopic eye

Refereed Journal Articles 

 

Gilmartin, B, Nagra M and Logan NS. Shape of the Posterior Vitreous Chamber in Human Emmetropia and Myopia  Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2013, 54(12): 7240-7251.

Buckhurst H, Gilmartin B, Cubbidge, RP and Logan NS. Ocular biometric correlates of ciliary muscle thickness in human myopia. Ophthalmic Physiol Opt. 2013, 33(3): 294-304.

O'Donoghue L, McClelland JF, Logan NS, Rudnicka AR, Owen CG, Saunders KJ. Profile of anisometropia and aniso-astigmatism in children: prevalence and association with age, ocular biometric measures and refractive status.Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2013, 54(1): 602-8

O'Donoghue L, Rudnicka AR, McClelland JF, Logan NS and Saunders KJ. Visual acuity measures do not reliably detect childhood refractive error - an epidemiological study. PloS one. 01/2012; 7(3):e34441.

Logan NS, Shah P, Rudnicka AR, Gilmartin B, Owen CG. Childhood ethnic differences in ametropia and ocular biometry: the Aston Eye Study. Ophthalmic Physiol Opt. 2011;31(5):550-8..

Patel H, Gilmartin B, Cubbidge RP, Logan NS. In vivo measurement of regional variation in anterior scleral resistance to Schiotz indentation. Ophthalmic Physiol Opt. 2011;31(5);437-43.

O'Donoghue L, Rudnicka AR, McClelland JF, Logan NS, Owen CG, Saunders KJ. Refractive and corneal astigmatism in white school children in northern ireland. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2011 Jun 8;52(7):4048-53. Print 2011 Jul. PubMed PMID: 21372019.

O'Donoghue L, Saunders KJ, McClelland JF, Logan NS, Rudnicka AR, Gilmartin B, Owen CG. Sampling and measurement methods for a study of childhood refractive error in a UK population. Br J Ophthalmol. 2010 Sep;94(9):1150-4. Epub 2010 Jun 16. PubMed PMID: 20558427.

O'Donoghue L, McClelland JF, Logan NS, Rudnicka AR, Owen CG, Saunders KJ.Refractive error and visual impairment in school children in Northern Ireland. Br J Ophthalmol. 2010 Sep;94(9):1155-9. Epub 2010 May 21. PubMed PMID: 20494909.

Benavente-Pérez A, Hosking SL, Logan NS, Broadway DC. Ocular blood flow measurements in healthy human myopic eyes. Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol. 2010 Nov;248(11):1587-94. Epub 2010 May 26. PubMed PMID: 20502909.

Benavente-Pérez A, Hosking SL, Logan NS, Bansal D.Reproducibility-repeatability of choroidal thickness calculation using optical coherence tomography. Optom Vis Sci. 2010 Nov;87(11):867-72. PubMed PMID: 20818280.

Singh KD, Logan NS and Gilmartin B. (2006) Three dimensional modeling of the human eye based on magnetic resonance imaging. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 47; 2272-2279.

Logan NS, Davies LN, Mallen EAH and Gilmartin B (2005). Ametropia and ocular biometry in a United Kingdom University student population. Optom Vis Sci 82; 261-266.

Logan NS, Gilmartin B, Wildsoet CF, and Dunne MCM. (2004) Posterior retinal contour in adult human anisomyopia. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 45; 2152-2162.

Logan NS,Gilmartin B, Marr JE, Stevenson MR, and Ainsworth JR. (2004) Community-based study of the association of high myopia in children with ocular and systemic disease. Optom Vis Sci. 81; 11-13.

Logan NS and Gilmartin, B. (2004) School vision screening, ages 5 to 16 years: the evidence-base for content, provision and efficacy. Ophthal Physiol Opt. 24; 481-492.

Logan NS, Gilmartin B, and Dunne MCM. (1995) Computation of retinal contour in anisomyopia. Ophthal Physiol Opt. 15; 363-366.

Books

Edited

Rosenfield M and Logan NS. (eds.) Optometry: Science, Techniques and Management 2nd ed. Elsevier, Oxford, 2009

Chapters

Logan NS. The development of refractive error. In: Optometry: Science, Techniques and Management 2nd ed. Rosenfield M and Logan NS (eds) Elsevier, Oxford, 2009.

Logan NS and Gilmartin B. Contact lens correction and myopia progression. In: Contact lenses 5th ed. Phillip, Speedwell and Morris (eds) Butterworth-Heinemann, London 2006.

Logan NS. Myopia: prevalence, progression and effective intervention.In: Paediatric Optometry, Harvey and Gilmartin (eds) Butterworth-Heinemann, London 2004.

Scientific abstracts 

Nagra M, Gilmartin B and Logan NS. Inter‐eye variation in posterior ocular shape for myopic and emmetropic human eyes. Ophthal Physiol Opt 2013; 33(6), S1.

Logan NS, Shah P, Rudnicka AR, Gilmartin B, Owen CG. Uncorrected Refractive Error in School Children in England, UK Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2012 53: E-Abstract 2311

Nagra M, Gilmartin B, Dunne MCM, Logan NS. Concordance of Retinal Shape Profiles derived using 3D MRI and Peripheral Refraction in Adult Human Eyes. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci.2012 53:E-Abstract 4435.

Patel HD, Gilmartin B, Cubbidge RP and Logan NS. In Vivo Ballistic Measurement Of Anterior Scleral Resistance In Humans. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2011 52: E-Abstract 6312.

 

 

Gilmartin B, Nagra M, Logan NS and Patel HD. Regional Variation In Ocular Dimensions In Human Myopia. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2011 52: E-Abstract 6315.

Patel HD, Gilmartin B, Cubbidge RP and Logan NS. In vivo Measurement of Regional Variations in Scleral Rigidity in Humans. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2009 50: E-Abstract 3947.

Nagra M, Gilmartin B, Logan NS, Furlong, P, Wilkinson E and Singh KD. Conformation of Sagittal and Axial Meridians in Human Myopia. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2009 50: E-Abstract 3941.

O'Donoghue L, Saunders KJ, McClelland JF, Logan NS, Rudnicka AR, and Owen CG.Prevalence of Childhood Refractive Error in the United Kingdom. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2009, 50: E-Abstract 2562.

Logan NS, Shah P, Rudnicka AR, Gilmartin B and Owen CG. Ethnic Differences in Ocular Refraction and Biometry in UK Children: Evidence from the Aston Eye Study. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2008; 49: ARVO E-abstract 2602.

Benavente-Perez A, Hosking SL, Logan NS.Myopes Exhibit Reduced Choroidal Blood Velocity Which Is Highly Responsive to Hypercapnia. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2008; 49: ARVO E-abstract 3581.

Gilmartin B, Logan NS and Singh KD. In vivo Comparison of Anterior and Posterior Ocular Volume in Human Ametropia. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2008; 49: ARVO E-abstract 3582.

Logan, NS, Rudnicka AR, Gilmartin B, Shah P and Owen CG. Epidemiology of refractive error in UK children: The Aston Eye Study Methodology. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2007; 48: ARVO E-abstract 4847.

Gilmartin B, Logan, NS, Singh KD. Determining Regional Variations in Globe Conformation Using 3-D Ocular MRI. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2007; 48: ARVO E-abstract 1215.

Benavente-Perez A, Hosking SL and Logan NS. Defective Haemodynamic Autoregulation Associated With Autonomic Dysregulation in Human Myopia. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2007; 48: ARVO E-abstract 1041.

Shah P, Logan NS, Rudnicka AR, Owen CG and Gilmartin B. The epidemiology of refractive error in UK children: The Aston Eye Study. Ophthal Physiol Opt.2006, 26, s1.

Gilmartin B, Singh KD and Logan NS. Imaging the myopic eye. Acta OphthalmolScan 2006, 84, 2113.

Logan NS, Shah P, Rudnicka AR, Owen CG and Gilmartin B. The epidemiology of refractive error in UK children: The Aston Eye Study. Acta Ophthalmol Scan 2006, 84, 2215.

Logan, NS, Singh, KD,Gilmartin, B. 3D Conformation of Human Eye Shape Using MRI. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2005; 46: ARVO E-abstract 4266.

Logan, NS, Gilmartin, B and Stevenson, MR. Myopia Progression in UK Children aged 5 to 15 years. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2004; 45: ARVO E-abstract 2741.

Logan, NS, Davies, LN, Benavente-Perez, A, Mallen, EAH and Gilmartin, B.Ametropia and ocular biometry in a UK undergraduate population. 10th International Myopic Conference, Cambridge, UK 19-22 July 2004.

Logan NS, Gilmartin B, Ainsworth JR, Marr JE and Stevenson MR. Biometric correlates of child high myopia associated with ocular and systemic disease. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci2003 ARVO E-Abstract 4787.

Logan NS, Gilmartin B and Cox W. Ocular volume and ocular blood flow in human anisomyopia. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci2002; 43 ARVO E-Abstract 199.

Logan NS, Gilmartin B, Ainsworth JR and Marr JE. High myopia in children and its association with ocular and systemic disease. 9th International Conference on Myopia, Hong Kong and Guangzhou. 10-14 November 2002

Gilmartin B, Logan NS and Wildsoet CF. Posterior retinal contours in Taiwanese Chinese and Caucasian anisomyopia. 9th International Conference on Myopia, Hong Kong and Guangzhou. 10-14 November 2002

Logan NS and Gilmartin B. Optic disc size and disc-to-fovea distance in ametropia. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci, 37 (suppl), 949 (1996).

Logan NS, Gilmartin B, Wildsoet CF, Dunne MCM and Malingré R. Asymmetry of schematic retinal contour in anisomyopia. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci, 36 (suppl), 949 (1995).

Professional publications

Logan NS and Gilmartin B. (2006) Myopia: development and control in children. Optometry in Practice 6, 149-162.

Logan NS High myopia in children with ocular and systemic disease. Optometric Quarterly (Audio discussion), DOCET, London, 2006, 57.

Aston Eye Study

This information is for parents, children or schools interested in the Aston Eye Study

We are a group of optometrists (opticians) based at Aston University in Birmingham and we are carrying out a survey to find out how many children need to wear glasses. We are looking at children aged 6 or 7 years old (Year 2) and children aged 12 or 13 years old (Year 8).

Aston Eye Study Team

  • Study Leader and investigator: Dr Nicola Logan
  • Study Director: Professor Bernard Gilmartin

Why are we doing this study?

This is an important study, as not seeing well in the early years of childhood can have important effects on vision in later life. We are very keen to include your child in this study, whether the child uses glasses or not, to ensure that this study provides a true picture of eye health in today’s children.

Many children have never had their eyes examined and are often unaware that they cannot see clearly. Additionally, research has shown that the number of children in need of sight correction, whether it be with spectacles or otherwise, is increasing worldwide. This data is based on studies conducted with children in other countries. We do not know how many children in the UK need to wear spectacles and this is what we hope to find out from our study.

What would taking part in the study involve?

For your child Your child (along with other children) will have their eyes tested at school by an optician. We will use special instruments to measure the shape and length of your child’s eyes very accurately; these tests are very quick and painless and do not touch the eye. To measure the eyes accurately we will need to put some drops into each eye, which take about 30 minutes to work. The drops we use are the same drops routinely used in optometry practice. We will also measure your child’s height and weight. The whole examination will take 90 minutes in all. Finally, for year 8 children only, your child will be asked to complete a short questionnaire on his/her health and habits.

For you You will be asked to fill in a short questionnaire on your child’s health and development and on the eye health and circumstances of your family, after your child has been measured.

 

What will happen after the study?

We will check the results carefully. If we find that your child needs glasses or needs to update his/her glasses we will write to you advising that your child visit your optician to have a free eye examination. After the study, you will return to the care of your own optician to have your eyes examined as normal.

We hope very much that your child will be able to take part in the survey – many other children have now taken part and have found it both enjoyable and interesting. All the information from the study will be treated in complete confidence.

Can I take part?

If you are a school in Birmingham: Yes, please contact the study co-ordinator for further details.

If you are a child: Yes if 1) you are in Year 2 or Year 8 at a school in Birmingham, UK and 2) your school wants to take part in the study. Please ask your school if they want to take part in the study.

Who do I contact?

If you would like any further information please contact the study team: 

Who funds the study?

The Aston Eye Study is funded by Aston University, The Central Local Optical Committee Fund, London, UK and Johnson & Johnson.

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