Webinar on screen usage and eyesight in the young5 February 2024
Are mobile phones damaging children’s eyes?
Professor David Thomson takes a look at the evidence emerging about screen usage and eyesight in the young
Looking at the evidence emerging about screen usage and eyesight in the young, and how school nursing providers can best help.
TUESDAY 19 MARCH – ONLINE – 12-1PM
Professor David Thomson: David has spent most of his professional life at City, University of London. He lectured in Clinical Optometry and Visual Perception before becoming Head of Department. In the 1990s, he recognised the potential of emerging computer and display technology for vision assessment and screening. He started to develop software and the first programme was launched in 1992. Today, his software is used in thousands of clinics and schools worldwide. He started developing software for vision screening in schools more than 10 years ago. He continues to lead product development while lecturing widely in the UK and overseas. In 2016 Prof Thomson was elected a Life Fellow of the College of Optometrists for his outstanding contribution to the profession.