• Cromore Road, Coleraine Campus

    BT52 1SA Coleraine

    United Kingdom

  • 82 Citations
  • 6 h-Index

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Personal profile


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


Award Date: 4 Jul 2005


Award Date: 30 Jun 1998

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Research Output

Color discrimination assessment in patients with hypothyroidism using the Farnsworth-Munsell 100 hue test.

Racheva, K., Totev, T., Natchev, E., Bocheva, N., Beirne, R. & Vidinova-Zlatkova, M., 10 Jan 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of the Optical Society of America A.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Open Access
  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
    10 Downloads (Pure)

    E-Scoop lens – enhancing vision for AMD patients

    Beirne, R., 2017, Macular Society.

    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

    Performance of the Ishihara, D-15, and City University Colour Vision Test as a function of intraocular straylight.

    Zlatkova, M., Robinson, E. & Beirne, R., 28 May 2017, In : Color Research and Application. 42, 6, p. 719-725

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • Prizes

    W.D. Wright Award

    Beirne, Raymond (Recipient), 2002



    Macular pigment and diabetes mellitus

    Raymond Beirne (Examiner)

    3 Jun 2020

    Activity: Examination

    A beginner’s guide to understanding VAR with OCT…and it’s live.

    Raymond Beirne (Speaker)

    20 Oct 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

    Acuity (Journal)

    Raymond Beirne (Member of editorial board)


    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial work