Dr Carole Maldonado-Codina BSc(Hons), MSc, PhD, MCOptom, FAAO, FBCLA

Senior Lecturer in Optometry

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My research focuses on trying to understand the effect that contact lenses have on the anterior eye as well as on the characterisation of contact lens materials with the aim of improving the biocompatibility of future materials.


Carole Maldonado-Codina is currently a Senior Lecturer in Optometry and Associate Director of Eurolens Research at The University of Manchester, UK (www.eurolens.manchester.ac.uk). In this capacity she is responsible for contact lens teaching in the final year of the undergraduate Optometry degree programme and acts as Principal Investigator on a number of industry and grant-funded projects.  Carole graduated in Optometry from Aston University in 1990 and worked in private practice before gaining an MSc in 1997 from UMIST and then a PhD in 2001, from the same institution. Carole is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, a Fellow of the British Contact Lens Association, a member of the International Association of Contact Lens Educators, a council member of the International Society for Contact Lens Research, a member and past Chair of the British Universities Committee of Contact Lens Educators, a past recipient of the BCLA Irving Fatt Memorial Award and is an examiner for the College of Optometrists. Her main research interests focus on the characterisation of contact lens materials and the ocular response to contact lens wear.

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  • contact lenses, cornea

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Education / academic qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy (1997 - 2001)

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