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Professor David Edgar receiving AOP Lifetime Achievement Award 2019
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Big wins for City academics at Association of Optometrists Awards 2019

Professor David Edgar named the recipient of the AOP Awards Lifetime Achievement Award 2019, and Dr Peter Campbell named the recipient of the AOP Awards Lecturer of the Year Award 2019

by Shamim Quadir (Senior Communications Officer)

Academics from City, University of London's Division of Optometry and Visual Sciences have received prestigious awards at the Association of Optometrists (AOP) Awards 2019.

Professor David Edgar is Emeritus Professor of Optometry and Visual Sciences at the University, and was named the recipient of the AOP Awards Lifetime Achievement Award 2019.  With a career spanning four decades, Professor Edgar was commended for both his education and research achievements.

Reflecting on what’s driven his career, Professor Edgar said: “My chief aim is to improve the lot of the individual optometrist and the optometric profession, while at the same time improving the quality of care we provide to our patients.”

To find out more about Professor Edgar's Lifetime Achievement Award, visit the Association of Optometrists website.

Dr Peter Campbell is Lecturer in Optometry and Visual Sciences at the University, and was name the recipient of the AOP Awards Lecturer of the Year Award 2019.

Dr Campbell who works part time at the University, and in practice and as a glaucoma practitioner at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Trust said of his teaching: “I try to use real life examples of patients that I have seen in practice when teaching clinical skills and when giving lectures, that way the students get to see the relevance of the tests they are carrying out at an early stage.”

To see a list of all the AOP Awards 2019 winners, visit the Association of Optometrists website.

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