• Cromore Road, Coleraine Campus

    BT52 1SA Coleraine

    United Kingdom

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Dr Raymond Beirne graduated with first class honours and completed his pre-registration training at Manchester Royal Eye hospital. He teaches clinical optometry across a variety of modules on the BSc(Hons) Optometry and Master of Optometry courses. Dr Beirne is the course director for the Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Retina. 

Dr Beirne has a PhD in visual pyschophysics and his research is focused on how the macular pigment influences visual performance in healthy individuals and those with age-related macular degeneration. He has obtained research funding from the College of Optometrists and the Macular Society.

Raymond is an examiner for the College of Optometrists and an editorial board member of the professional development journal "Acuity". 

Education/Academic qualification



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Research Output 2002 2019

Open Access
Dark Adaptation
Macular Degeneration
Rod Cell Outer Segment

E-Scoop lens – enhancing vision for AMD patients

Beirne, R., 2017

Research output: Book/ReportOther report

Macular pigment density does not influence vision in low light levels in AMD

Beirne, R., 2017, (Digest)

Research output: Book/ReportOther report

Open Access

Does the E-Scoop lens improve visual performance in age-related macular degeneration?

Beirne, R. & Meehan, N., 13 Mar 2016, Unknown Host Publication. 1 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Macular Degeneration
Contrast Sensitivity
Visual Acuity


W.D. Wright Award

Raymond Beirne (Recipient), 2002


Activities 2007 2018

Does the E-Scoop improve visual function in age-related macular degeneration.

Raymond Beirne (Speaker)
5 Mar 2018

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

Acuity (Journal)

Raymond Beirne (Member of editorial board)

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial work

Macular disease in the ageing eye: differential diagnosis and management

Raymond Beirne (Speaker)
17 Jan 2017

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

Medicina (Journal)

Raymond Beirne (Reviewer)
2017 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication Peer-review


Visual performance and quality of vision questionnaire outcomes in multifocal intraocular lens use

Author: McNeely, R., May 2018

Supervisor: Moore, T. C. B. (Supervisor), Beirne, R. (Supervisor) & Moore, J. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis