Dr. Deborah Armstrong

Lecturer in Optometry and Ophthalmic Dispensing

School of Medicine

Harrington Building, HA311

DArmstrong7@uclan.ac.uk

Deborah is a lecturer of Optometry and Ophthalmic Dispensing. She is a registered optometrist and works as a Specialist Optometrist in glaucoma at East Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.

Full Profile

After graduating from Aston University, Deborah worked as an optometrist in various settings including private practice, the Hospital Eye Service and Optometric Education. She completed the IOVS glaucoma course at Manchester University before returning to full time study at the University of Bradford, from where she graduated with a PhD in vision science.

As well as teaching at UCLan, Deborah is a hospital optometrist, specialising in glaucoma and is also involved in delivering continuing education and training for optometrists.

Qualifications
  • PhD Vision Science, University of Bradford, 2018
  • IOVS Glaucoma, Manchester University, 2013
  • BSc (Hons) Ophthalmic Optics, Aston University 1991

Publications

Armstrong D, Alderson AJ, Davey CJ, and Elliott DB (2018) Development and validation of the vision-related dizziness questionnaire. Frontiers in Neurology 9, 379.

Elliott DB, Armstrong D and Alderson AJ (2017) Optometric interventions to help prevent dizziness and falls, particularly in patients with visual impairment. Optometry in Practice 18(2), 111-118.

Armstrong D, Charlesworth E, Alderson AJ and Elliott DB (2016) Is there a link between dizziness and vision? A systematic review. Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics 36(4), 477-486.

Teaching Activities

Lecturer in Optometry and Ophthalmic dispensing

Memberships

GOC registered optometrist

Member of the College of Optometrists

Member of the Association of Optometric Practitioners

Research Activities

Refractive correction and dizziness

Glaucoma

Conferences

Armstrong D, Alderson AJ and Elliott BD. Can dizziness be induced or reduced by refractive correction changes? Optometry Tomorrow, Birmingham, March 2017.

Armstrong D, Alderson AJ, Pesudovs K and Elliott DB. The development of the Dizziness, Imbalance and Vision Assessment (DIVA) questionnaire. Academy 2016, Anaheim, USA, November 2016.

Armstrong D, Alderson AJ and Elliott DB. The development of the Dizziness, Imbalance and Vision Assessment (DIVA) questionnaire. British Congress of Optometry and Vision Science, Ulster University, September 2016.

Armstrong D, Charlesworth E, Alderson and Elliott BD. Is there a link between dizziness and vision? A systematic review. Optometry Tomorrow, Birmingham, March 2016.

Armstrong D, Charlesworth E, Alderson AJ and Elliott DB. IS there a link between dizziness and vision? A systematic review. British Congress of Optometry and Vision Science, Ulster University, September 2015.