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Cindy Tromans

Dr Cindy Tromans

Optometrist Consultant and Head of Optometry Services

Qualifications:

PhD MCOptom BSc Dip Tp (AS) Dip TpIP (SP)

Special Interests:

Primary care optometry, therapeutic contact lenses and diagnostic ultrasonography

Biography

Cindy graduated from Aston University with a BSc (Hons) degree in Ophthalmic Optics in 1985 and received a PhD from the University of Manchester, Faculty of Medicine in 1991. She has worked in the Hospital Eye Service for most of her career and is currently Consultant Optometrist and Head of Optometry Services at Manchester Royal Eye Hospital. She is also Honorary Clinical Lecturer in the University Department of Ophthalmology. Cindy is currently the President of the College of Optometrists having served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Chairman of the Research Committee and regional representative for the North West of England. She is also a College examiner and supervisor of trainee optometrists. She has also served as a Councillor and Chair of the Hospital Optometrists Committee of the Association of Optometrists. She was part of the General Optical Council’s Therapeutics Working Group and was one of the first optometrists in the UK to be awarded a Diploma in Therapeutics and gained independent prescribing status. Her clinical interests include primary care optometry, therapeutic contact lenses and diagnostic ultrasonography and she regular lectures in these areas. Her research interests are currently in the field of keratoconus and she has supervised several PhD projects and published in this area.