Professor Bruce Evans BSc (Hons) PhD FCOptom FAAO FEAOO FBCLA DipCLP DipOrth

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 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. In 2001 he was appointed as Visiting Professor to City University, Department of Optometry and Visual Science. Since 2008 Professor Evans has been a Visiting Professor of Optometry at London South Bank University.


Professor Evans’ main areas of research are visual factors in dyslexia, orthoptics, contact lenses, and glaucoma. He has lectured and published extensively and his first book, Pickwell’s Binocular Vision Anomalies, Third Edition, was published in 1997, with the fifth edition published in 2007. 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. Professor Evans has published over 250 articles and for more details of these click on Curriculum vitae.

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Professor Evans is Director of Research at the Institute of Optometry in London. His main research interests relate to binocular vision (orthoptics), specific learning difficulties (dyslexia), and children’s vision. Lists of some of his research studies can be found by clicking on Curriculum vitae.

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Professor Evans is a director of 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 Lecture handouts.


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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: October 2019