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Prof. Simon Barnard

Prof. Simon Barnard

Visiting Professor

Professor Simon Barnard graduated from City University in 1976 with Honors. After working at the NOOR Eye Hospital, Kabul Afghanistan, he completed his training in private practice and at the Department of Contact lenses and Prosthetics, Moorfields Eye Hospital, London.

Professor Barnard was a full time Lecturer in Clinical Optometry from 1979 to 1999, Director of Paediatric Clinics until 2002 and Tutor in Ocular Disease until 2004 at the Department of Optometry & Visual Science, City University, London.  

He is Visiting Professor, Department of Optometry & Visual Science, School of Health Sciences, Hadassah, College, Jerusalem, Israel where he is responsible for the clinical section of the Masters Degree including the modules on Paediatrics, Retinal Diseases, and Glaucoma. He is Director of Ocular Medicine at the Institute of Optometry, London and served until 2009 as a UK representative on the European Council of Optometrists (ECOO) Board of Examiners as Convenor of the Abnormal Ocular Conditions module of the European Diploma of Optometry and is Chairman of the Scope of Practice Committee of the ECOO. He is a member of the Society for Coloured Lens Prescribers as well as a founding member of the European Academy of Optometry.

He was awarded his PhD on eye movements in 1999, is a Fellow of the College of Optometrists and a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry. His other qualifications include Certificates in Ocular Therapeutics from both Pennsylvannia College of Optometry, Philadelphia, USA and from City University, London.  He holds a specialist Diploma in Contact Lens Practice from the College of Optometrists (British) and is Certificated (City University, London) in Contact Lenses for Abnormal Ocular Conditions, Diabetic Shared Care, Glaucoma Shared Care, Learning Difficulties and Paediatric Optometry. He was awarded the Diploma in Clinical Optometry (with Distinction) in 2001. In 2011 he qualified as an Independent Optometrist therapeutic Prescriber - DipTh(IP)  and entered the GOC register in this speciality.

He was awarded Fellowship of the European Academy of Optometry in May 2014.

Professor Barnard has published over 30 clinical papers in journals or books and is the Co-Editor and Author of the textbook Paediatric Eye Care, published by Blackwell Science in 1996.

He is co-inventor of the Volk Eye Check.

He has presented over 150 invited postgraduate lectures or research presentations in Croatia, France, Holland, Hong Kong, Italy, Israel, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Trinidad, the UK and the USA.

Contact: sb@eye-spy.co.uk

  • Paediatric optometry
  • Visual aspects of learning difficulties in which he takes an “evidence-based” approach.

Selected articles in peer-reviewed journals

Maor R, Tailor V, Banteka M, Khandelwal P, Glaze, Barnard S, Yashiv Y, Dahlmann-Noor A (2017) Rate of Strabismus Detection on Digital Photographs Increases by Using Off-center Near Target. J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus. 2017 Mar 1;54(2):90-96. doi: 10.3928/01913913-20160906-01. Epub 2017 Jan 17

Shneor E, Millodot M, Barnard S, Gant L, Koslow K, Gordon-Shaag A (2014) Prevalence of congenital hypertrophy of the retinal epithelium in Israel. Ophthalmic & Physiological Optics, 34, 385 

Gordon-Shaag A, Barnard S, Millodot M, Gantz L, Chiche G, Elbaz V, Wolff R, Pinchasov R, Gosman Z, Simchi M, Koslowe K and Shneor E (2014) Prevalence of choroidal naevi using scanning laser ophthalmoscope, Ophthalmic & Physiological Optics, 34, 94-101

Dahlmann-Noor AH,  Adams G,  Maor R, Barnard S, Yashiv Y, Barnard S (2013) Real- time automatic strabismus screening using digital image analysis  techniques, Journal of AAPOS, Volume 17,  Issue1, Page e13, February. 

Barnard S, Shneor E, Brauner J, Millodot M, Gordon-Shaag A (2012) Bilateral chorioretinal coloboma discovered with ultra-wide field retinal imaging, Journal of Optometry, Volume 5, Issue 3, Pages 150-154

Coleman P & Barnard NAS (2007) Congenital Hyperplasia of the Retinal Pigment Epithelium, Ophthalmic & Physiological Optics,   Nov 27(6):547-55

Barnard NAS (1996)  Punctum plugs Ophthal Physiol Opt  Vol 16 Suppl 1)  S15-S22

Evans BJW, Barnard  NAS, Arkush C (1996) Optometric uses of hypnosis. 13 (2), 69-73 Contemporary hypnosis  

Barnard NAS, Thomson WD (1995) A quantitative analysis of eye movements during the cover test - a preliminary report Ophthal Physiol Opt,  15, 5, 413-419

Thomson WD, Barnard NAS (1995) A quantitative analysis of eye movements during the cover test. Invest. Ophthalmol Vis Sci, 36, 4, 355

Barnard NAS, Thomson WD (1994)  A quantitative analysis of eye movements during the cover test,  Optom Vis Sci, 71, 12s, 163

Lawrenson JG, Edgar DF, Gudgeon AC, Burns JM, Geraint M, Barnard NAS (1993) A comparison of the efficacy and duration of action of topically applied proxymetacaine using a novel ophthalmic delivery system versus eye drops in healthy young volunteers Br J Ophthalmol, 77, 713-715

Barnard NAS, Patel C, Barnard RAM (1991)  Sjögren-Larrson Syndrome, Ophthal Physiol Opt, 11, 2, 180-183

Barnard NAS, Allen RJ, Field AF (1991) Referrals for vascular hypertension in a group of 45-64-year-old patients, Ophthal Physiol Opt, 11, 3, 201-205

Barnard NAS (1990) Anthrax of the eyelids, Ophthal Physiol Opt, 10,3, 300-301

Barnard NAS, Birch J, Wildey H (1990) Concurrent visual conversion reaction and simulated colour vision defects in a twelve year old Child, Ophthal Physiol Opt, 10, 4, 391-393

Barnard NAS (1990) The psychological effect of contact lenses on a seven year-old child. Contact Lens Journal, 18, 10, 282

Barnard NAS (1989) Hypnosis in contact lens practice. Contact Lens Journal, 17,5, 159-160

Barnard NAS (1989) Kinetic outline perimetry as a technique for examining the visual fields of young children. Ophthal Physiol Opt, 9, 463-464

Barnard NAS (1989) Visual conversion reaction in children. Ophthal Physiol Opt, 9, 4

Barnard NAS (1989) Congenital pit of the optic nerve. Ophthal Physiol Opt, 9,3, 324-326


Barnard NAS & Edgar DF (1996) Pediatric Eye Care, Blackwell Science, Oxford. Joint Editor and author/joint author of four chapters.

Barnard NAS (1989) Sphygmomanometry & Ophthalmodynamometry, Chapter 25 In " Optometry" Eds. Edwards K & Llewellyn R., Butterworths, London.