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Ketan Parmar

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  • Lecturer in Adv Clin Optometric Practice, Optometry

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Dr Ketan Parmar is an optometrist by profession, having graduated from The University of Manchester with a Master’s degree in 2018. In summer 2022, he completed his PhD in autism, vision and accessible eyecare, working closely with autistic adults.

Ketan continues his research career, currently the Unit Lead for the IOVS Research Dissertation unit. Furthermore, he is currently co-supervising a PhD student and is PI on a small pilot study investigating brain activity in visual stress. 

Ketan has a Professional Certificate in Medical Retina. Currently, he is a Lecturer in postgraduate optometry at The University of Manchester, and is in the process of completing the New Academics Programme, which will qualify him for FHEA.

Ketan’s contributions to teaching include Binocular Vision (undergraduate), Dispensing (undergraduate), Emerging Optometry (undergraduate), Medical Retina (postgraduate), Low Vision (postgraduate) and Qualitative Research Methods (postgraduate). Ketan is the Optometry CPD Lead at the university, and has experience in developing and delivering workshops, presentations, discussion sessions and examinations. Alongside this, Ketan has regularly worked in independent optometry practices, including two of the UK’s leading practices.

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, An Investigation of Optometric and Orthoptic Conditions in Autistic Adults, The University of Manchester

Award Date: 2 May 2022

Master in Science, Optometry, The University of Manchester

Award Date: 2 Jul 2018

External positions

Regional President, Sri Sathya Sai Organisation UK

Jan 2024 → …

Professional Consultancy, Greater Manchester Primary Care Provider Board

Apr 2023 → …

Areas of expertise

  • RE Ophthalmology
  • Optometry

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