About Aston University

Founded in 1895 and a University since 1966, Aston is a long established research-led University known for its world-class teaching quality and strong links to industry, government and commerce. We have just celebrated 50 years as a university.

Aston Optometry is the top ranked institution for Ophthalmics in the UK, according to the Complete University Guide (2016).

The Aston University Ophthalmic Research Group (ORG) is well established in the field of myopia research, with many Aston alumni going on to have prestigious international careers in the field. Our myopia group operates a Myopia Clinic within the Aston University Optometry Clinic, and delivers presentations on myopia development/control to research and clinical communities both nationally and internationally.