Dr Marta Vianya

Senior Lecturer

Faculty:Faculty of Science & Technology

Department:Vision and Hearing Sciences

Location: Cambridge

Areas of Expertise: Health, social care and medical innovation

Marta is an optometrist who's lead clinical research projects in university, hospital and industry settings.

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Having graduated from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (Spain) in 1999, Marta spent a year in practice before moving to the UK to study a Masters in optometry. She then continued her studies at the University of Bradford, and completed her PhD in 2005.

Research interests

  • Clinical vision science
  • Contact lens research
  • Potential vision assessment
  • Quality of life


Marta teaches the modules Introduction to Contact Lens Practice (module leader), Clinical Optometry 2 and Clinical Optometry 3.


  • PhD Optometry, University of Bradford
  • MSc Optometry, University of Bradford
  • BSc Optometry, Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Spain

Memberships, editorial boards

  • Member, Association of Optometrists
  • Member, General Optical Council

Selected recent publications

Vianya-Estopa, M., Barrett, B.T. and Elliott, D.B., 2010. Author Response: Amblyopia and Strabismus Questionnaire. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, 51, pp.6899-6900.

Vianya-Estopa, M., Barrett, B.T. and Elliott, D.B., 2010. An evaluation of the ‘Amblyopia and Strabismus Questionnaire’ using Rasch analysis. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, 51, pp. 2496-2503.

Vianya-Estopa, M., Douthwaite, W.A., Funnell, C.L. and Elliott, D.B., 2009. Clinician versus potential acuity test predictions of visual outcome after cataract surgery. Optometry, 80, pp.447-453.

Vianya-Estopa, M. and Douthwaite, W., 2007. Critical fusion frequency as a potential vision test. Cataract Refractive Surgery Today Europe, 7, pp.27-28.

Douthwaite WA, Vianya-Estopa M and Elliott DB (2007). Predictions of postoperative visual outcome in cataract subjects: A pre- and postoperative study. British Journal of Ophthalmology, 91, pp.638-43.

Vianya-Estopa, M., Douthwaite, W.A., Noble, B.A. and Elliott, D.B., 2006. Capabilities of potential vision test measurements: A clinical evaluation in the presence of cataract or macular disease. Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery, 32, pp.1151-60.

Vianya-Estopa, M., Douthwaite, W.A., Pesudovs, K., Noble, B.A. and Elliott, D.B., 2004. Development of a critical flicker/fusion frequency test for potential vision testing in media opacities. Optometry & Vision Science, 81, pp.905-910.