Bio

 

Mark Menezes is one of the most experienced neurodevelopmental/behavioural optometrists in the UK.

 

He gained his BSc(Hons) in Optometry at the University of Manchester in 1989 and then subsequently went to work in Australia.

 

Whilst in Australia he worked and studied under the tutelage of Graham Peachey OD, founder of the Australian College of Behavioural Optometrists, Professor Edwin Howell OD and Hans-Peter Abel OD before gaining Fellowship of the Australian College of Behavioural Optometrists (ACBO) by examination in 1992.

 

As well as working in private practice, upon returning to the UK he set up an award winning dyslexia clinic in private practice, led a team performing sports vision screening at the Lilleshall Football School of Excellence and was part of a team that helped set up a dyslexia clinic at the University of Manchester in 1996. He has also served as a committee member for the Eye and Mind Society, a collaboration between Moorfields Eye Hospital and the  Institute of Psychoanalysis in Maida Vale in London.

 

Since 2005 he has been part of a team working in the dyslexia clinic at the Optometry School at Aston University and also currently lectures on Visual Aspects of Brain Injury Rehabilitation at post-graduate level at the University of Birmingham.

 

He is a founder member of the British Association of Behavioural Optometrists (BABO) and has previously served on the committee. He has also been a speaker at a number of conferences both internationally and in the UK on the subjects of treating dyslexia and dyspraxia, visual aspects of mental illness and visual aspects of brain injury rehabilitation.

 

He is currently a member of the British Association of Behavioural Optometrists, the Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association and the Association of Optometrists.