Bruce EvansProfessor Bruce Evans

Professional Background

Bruce Evans studied optometry as an undergraduate at City University and was registered as an optometrist in 1984. He attained the Diploma in Contact Lens Practice of the British College of Optometrists (C. Optom.) in 1987 and was awarded a College of Optometrists Scholarship to study Visual Factors in Dyslexia with Dr Neville Drasdo at Aston University in 1988.  He was awarded a PhD for this work in 1991 and gained Fellowship of the College of Optometrists in 1996 and Fellowship of the British Contact Lens Association in 2006. In 2022 he was invited to be a Life Fellow of the College of Optometrists “in recognition of the outstanding contribution you have made to the optometric profession”.


In 1991 Dr Evans was appointed as Research Fellow, in 1993 a Senior Lecturer, and in 1998 as Director of Research at the Institute of Optometry in London. Dr Evans has held posts as visiting lecturer in orthoptics to Aston University, visiting lecturer to the City University, and he is an examiner for the C. Optom. Since 2001, he has been Visiting Professor to the Division of Optometry and Visual Sciences at City, University of London. Since 2008 Professor Evans has been a Visiting Professor of Optometry at London South Bank University.


He has lectured and published extensively and his first book, Pickwell’s Binocular Vision Anomalies, Third Edition, was published in 1997, with the sixth edition published in 2021. Another book by Professor Evans, on Dyslexia and Vision (2001, Whurr publishers), is aimed at members of the public, teachers, and eyecare professionals and has been met with critical acclaim. In 2010 he co-authored a book on Vision and Reading Difficulties for eyecare professionals and the latest edition of this book was published in 2022. Professor Evans has published over 250 articles.


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Professor Evans is Director of Research at the Institute of Optometry in London and is a Visiting Professor to City, University of London and to London South Bank University. His main areas of research are binocular vision (orthoptics), contact lenses, myopia control, visual factors in dyslexia, and glaucoma. In 2021, in a new Global Optometrist Top 200 Research Ranking, Professor Evans was listed in the top 100 optometric researchers worldwide. Details of his research, presentations, and publications can be found on


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Professor Evans practices at an independent optometric practice in Brentwood, Essex. Detail can be found by clicking on Practice details.


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Contact details

E-mail address

Please send email enquiries to Prof Evans’ PA, Lesley Barnett (


Web address

Practice address

Cole Martin Tregaskis Optometrists

23 Shenfield Road


Essex, CM15 8AG

Phone: 01277 211164

Fax: 01277 213312

Research address

The Institute of Optometry

56-62 Newington Causeway

London, SE1 6DS

Phone: 020 7234 9657

Fax: 020 7423 8007


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Professor Evans has delivered over 300 invited lectures in many countries. For details of his lecturing activities, click on Lecturing.


If you have heard a lecture by Bruce Evans and would like to download the handout then please look for this in ResearchGate.


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Expert witness and consultancy

Professor Evans provides expert witness work and consultancy through Evans Optometric Consultancy Ltd. For details, click on Expert witness and consultancy.


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Last revised: January 2023