The Clinical and Experimental Optometry Research Lab (CEORLab) was established in 2008 to support the research activities carried out by several members of the Optics and Visual Science Research Group, a branch of the Center of Physics at the School of Optometry (University of Minho, Braga, Portugal). The University of Minho has an excellent reputation as one of the leading research institutions in Portugal and across Europe.
Senior CEORLab Staff participates activelly in the lecturing activities of the Bachelor, Masters Degree and Doctoral Program offered by the school of Science of the University of Minho. We also present frequently at International meetings arround the world.
José M. González-Méijome
PhD - Senior Researcher
Graduated with Honors in Optometry, University of Santiago de Compostela, 1998.
PhD in Sciences (Optometry) Portugal, University of Minho, 2007.
Associate Professor with habilitation (University of Minho) since 2012.
Founder and coordinator of the CEORLab, University of Minho.
Vice-dean of the School of Sciences at the University of Minho, Portugal.
Published over 120 papers in peer-review ISI journals with impact factor cited over 1000 times (ISI WoS H-index=20), 3 books and 10 international book chapters.
Editor in Chief for Journal of Optometry indexed in Pubmed Central, (Peer-review journal of the Spanish General Council of Optometry) since 2010.
Member of the International Society for Contact Lens Research (ISCLR); Spanish (GCOO); Portuguese (APLO) Associations of Optometrists; Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry
Reviewer for 10 different Scientific Journals indexed in ISI Web of Science.
António Queirós Pereira
PhD - Senior Researcher
Is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics, University of Minho and course director Optometry and Vision Sciences.
Completed PhD in Science from the University of Minho in 2011. Professor of top university since 2001, having previously held private optometry (1993-2001). Published 42 articles in specialized journals, has 2 chapters of books published. It
Participated in 19 events abroad and 24 in Portugal. Supervised 1 dissertation and co-supervised 4. Received 8 awards for presentation of papers at conferences. Is currently involved in two research projects. Works in the area of Exact Sciences with an emphasis in Other Exact Sciences.
Keywords: Orthokeratology, Peripheral refraction, refractive errors, Myopia
Jorge M. Martins Jorge
PhD, Senior Researcher
Graduated in Applied Physics - Optics and Optometry, University of Minho, 1995.
PhD in Sciences (Optometry) Portugal, University of Minho, 2006.
Auxiliar Professor (University of Minho) since 2006.
Coordinator of the Optics and Vision sciences investigation group at center of Physics at the University of Minho, Portugal.
Founder and co-coordinator of the CEORLab, University of Minho.
Published over 50 papers in peer-review ISI journals with impact factor cited over 600 times (ISI WoS H-index=16), and 5 international book chapters.
Over 150 communications in Nacional and International Conferences of Optometry, Ophthalmology and Optics.
Member of the editorial board of the Journal of Optometry indexed in Pubmed Central, (Peer-review journal of the Spanish General Council of Optometry) since 2008.
Reviewer for 9 different Scientific Journals indexed in ISI Web of Science.
Supervised 7 doctoral theses and more than 20 master's theses.
Current areas of interest include: myopia development and visual control of eye growth; and functional visual training in athletes (sportvision).
Paulo R. B. Fernandes
PhD, Post-doctoral Researcher
Graduated in Optometry, University of Minho, 1999. Post-Graduation in Medical Physics, University of Porto, 2006.
Lecturer in Department of Physics, University of Minho) 2003-2012. PhD in Sciences (Optometry) Portugal, University of Minho, 2012.
Post-doctoral Researcher with FCT funding at Center of Physics, University of Minho.
Published 25 papers in peer-review ISI journals with impact factor cited over 300 times (ISI WoS H-index=12), 1 international book chapters. Over 60 communications in International Conferences of Optometry, Ophthalmology and Optics.
Invited Reviewer for different Scientific Journals indexed in ISI Web of Science such as Optometry and Vision Sciences, Journal of Optometry, BioMed Research International.
MSc, PhD Student
Graduated in Applied Physics - Optics and Optometry, University of Minho, 1999.
Masters Degree in Advanced Optometry, University of Minho, 2011.
Phd Student, in Physiological Optics (Physics), since 2012, University of Minho.
Published several papers in the areas of Myopia Progression, Human Eye Modelization and Contact Lenses.
Current areas of interest include: myopia development and visual control of eye growth; personalized human eye modelization; optical image quality; presbyopia.
Served as reviewer for leading optometry and ophthalmology Journals includind Investigative Ophthalmology & Vision Science, Ophthalmic & Physiological Optics, Biomedical Central Ophthalmology and Journal of Optometry, on topics such as peripheral refraction, myopia development, optical biometry, optical models, optical quality.
Helena I. Ferreira-Neves
MSc, PhD Student
Graduated in Optometry and Vision Sciences in 2010 from the University of Minho and recently completed the Masters degree in Advanced Optometry at the same University. Currently is a PhD student in Sciences (Optometry), with a grant funded by the Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT) of the Portuguese Government in the CEORLab. Since 2010 has participated in several research projects funded by FCT in the areas of light distortion, presbyopia and optical solutions (multifocal lenses) for its compensation. Co-author of 5 articles published in different Scientific Journals indexed in ISI Web of Science and several communications in national and international scientific conferences.
Daniela P. Lopes-Ferreira
MSc, PhD Student
Graduated in Optometry and Vision Sciences since 2010 and Master Degree in Advanced Optometry at 2012 from University of Minho.
Since 2010 has involved in several research projects funded by Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT) of the Portuguese Government about optical solutions to presbyopia and visual performance. Also interested in application of multifocal devices as contact lenses to control myopia progression.
Author of 5 scientific articles in peer-review ISI journals and co-author in several other scientific articles, also participated in communications at national and international specialty symposiums.
Currently is a PhD student at novel doctoral program in Optometry and Visual Sciences at University of Minho. Present research work is focused on effect of multifocal contact lenses in peripheral refraction and in accommodation of young subjects
Sofia C. Peixoto-de-Matos
MSc, Clinical Trials Manager
Sofia C. Peixoto de Matos graduated in Optometry and Vision Science in 2008 and completed the Master Degree in Advanced Optometry in 2011. Has presented in several national and international meetings and her current research and clinical interests are focused on contact lenses, myopia progression and night myopia. Has co-authored several peer-reviewed papers and book chapters, has participated in several public and private funded projects. At present coordinates a clinical trial related with the use of contact lenses to regulate myopia progression.
Rute J. Macedo-de-Araújo
MSc, PhD Student
Graduated in Optometry and Vision Sciences (University of Minho). In 2014 concluded the Master degree in Advanced Optometry at the same University. During her master studies, she was monitor of practical Contactology lessons integrated into the graduation in Optometry, was part of a research project funded by FCT with the theme “Light Distortion Analyzer: Developments and Applications” and worked has optometrist in optic shops. Actually, her research is focused on contact lenses (scleral lenses), ocular surface and optical quality of the human eye. Rute already presented some results in national and international congresses and has some papers submitted to publication.
BSc, MSc Student and Clinical Assistant
Laura received a Bachelor’s degree in Optometry in 2012 at the University of Granada (Spain) and she is currently working towards a Master’s degree in Advance Clinical Optometry at the University of Minho (Portugal). After having worked with the CEORlab in the scope of the Erasmus Placement Program for six months in 2012, she continued working as a clinical assistant in several research projects. Her research interests include light distortion, multifocal contact lenses, orthoqueratology, biomechanical properties of the cornea, dynamic of the tear film and ocular surface changes during contact lens wear and their role in ocular discomfort. Co-author of 1 article published and has some papers submitted to publication. Also, co-author of several communications in national and international scientific conferences.
António Queirós Pereira, (currently teaching at University of Minho, Portugal)
Paulo Fernandes, (currently FCT Post-doc at CEORLab, Portugal)
Miguel Romero Jiménez, (currently at KC Solution, Valencia, Spain)
Leticia Isla Paradelo, (currently at Ophthalmologic Clinic, Madrid, Spain)
Ana Maria Pinho, (currently teaching at University of Minho, Portugal)
MSc, PhD Student
Santiago graduated (with honours) in Optics and Optometry at the University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain) in 1997, and received his Master’s degree in Optometry and Visual Sciences at the University of Beira Interior (Portugal) in 2009. Also has completed additional post-graduate studies in Visual Sciences at the University of Valencia (Spain) and University Nova of Lisbon (Portugal). As a research grant holder, developed his projects of active emmetropization and corneal topography (Bachelor´s final project) and vision performance with multifocal contact lenses (Master Thesis). He works in private practice since 1999 and combines his position as an Optical Area Manager and Iberian Optometry Assessor, with his PhD in Optometry and Visual Sciences at the University of Minho. His major research interests focus on the quality of vision after refractive surgery as well as the optical and surgical approaches to correct presbyopia
Former PhD Students and Current Position
Former Visiting Research Fellows
Gonzalo Carracedo Rodríguez (Spain)
Marisa Tesón Yudego (Spain)
Vicente Martín Montañez (Spain)
Nery García Porta (Spain)
Elena Santolaria Sanz (Spain)
Daria Ratchel (Poland)
Alejandro Cerviño Expósito (GIO, Universidad de Valencia, Spain)
César Villa Collar (Universidad Europea de Madrid, Spain)
David Piñero Lloréns (Universidad de Alicante, Spain)
Eef van Der Worp (Netherlens, The Netherlands)
Gonzalo Carracedo Rodríguez (Universidade Complutense de Madrid, Spain)
Goretty Alonso (Paragon Vision Science, AZ, USA)
Ian Flitcroft (Childrens Hospital, Dublin)
Jacinto Santodomingo (Menicon, Japan)
James Wloffsohn (ASTON University, UK)
Javier González-Pérez (Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, Spain)
Jesús Pintor Just (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)
José Salgado Borges (Hospital da Boa Nova, Portugal)
Larry N. Thibos (Indiana University, IN, USA)
Lyndon Jones (University of Waterloo, Canada)
Manuel Parafita Mato (Clinica Oftalmológica Parafita, Spain)
Maria Jesús González-García (Universidad de Valladolid, Spain)
Norberto López-Gil (CiViUM, Universidad de Murcia, Spain)
Rafael Navarro (Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain)
Sotiris Plainis (University of Crete, Grece)