School of Health Sciences and Social Work


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Sarah Williams

  • Qualifications: BScHons MCOptom
  • Role Title: Senior Lecturer
  • Address: James Watson West, 2 King Richard, 1st Portsmouth Road, Portsmouth, PO1 2FR
  • Telephone: 023 9284 4440
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  • Department: School of Health Sciences & Social Work
  • Faculty: Science


I qualified as an Optometrist in 1994 having graduated in 1993 from The City University in London. I have experience in hospital practice and in rural community and inner city paediatric and low vision clinics and contact lens practice.
I now work in an independent practice where I have been since 1998 and am a Senior Lecturer in Optometry at University of Portsmouth. I am involved with placements for years 2-4.

In practice I am a pre-registration supervisor. I am involved in stable wet AMD monitoring and Glaucoma refinement pathways.

I am a member of the General Optical Council, Association of Optometrists, College of Optometrists and the British contact Lens Association.

Teaching Responsibilities

I teach on the following units:

  • Dispensing and Ophthalmic Lenses
  • Clinical Optometry Skills 1
  • Ocular Anatomy and Applied Physiology
  • Clinical Optometry Skills 2
  • Contact Lenses


Dry Eye and Meibomian Gland disease
Changes to refractive error with YAG laser treatment