Marie-Laure Orr

Mrs Marie-Laure Orr

Senior Lecturer Ophthalmic Dispensing and Optometry

School of Medicine

Harrington Building, HA312

+44 (0) 1772 89 5435

Practicing Optometrist with more than 20 years experience within independent optical practices in the Netherlands and UK. Additional pre and post operative assessments with UltraLase. Hospital Optometry alongside Maria Dengler-Harles (Walton) and Prof. R. Buckley (Moorfields). Studied at Manchester University under Prof. N. Effron and Prof. D. McLeod, Independent Prescribing at Aston under Prof J. Wolffsohn. 

Full Profile

Following an Optometry degree from Utrecht, a pre-registration period at Moorfield’s Eye Hospital, London, a MSc at Manchester University. Mrs Orr gained a wide variety of experience across the UK and The Netherlands. Working in small, medium and branded optical practices. Having developed relationships with retailers, dispensers and hospital specialists.  Further, time spent within clinical environments as a hospital optometrist and within a Laser clinic as well as providing age related treatments with elderly clients means that her diagnostic vocabulary is wide ranging.


Postgraduate Independent Prescribing Certificate, Aston University, Birmingham, February 2018

M.Sc. Ophthalmic Investigative Techniques and Ophthalmology, Manchester University, November 1998

B.Sc. Optometry, Hogeschool Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands, June 1996

  • BLCA British contact lens association
  • COO College of optometrists

Teaching Activities and Responsibilities

  • Module lead for module OP4001
  • Course lead for MSci Optometry level 7