Meet Us

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

Lab Coordinator

Full-professor

jgmeijome@fisica.uminho.pt

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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.

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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

jorge@fisica.uminho.pt

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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).

Miguel Faria-Ribeiro

PhD, Reseracher

mig.afr@gmail.com

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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.

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Paulo R. B. Fernandes

PhD, Senior 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.

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Rute J. Macedo-de-Araújo

PhD, Post-doc Researcher, Invited Lecturer

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PhD in Optometry and Vision Sciences from the University of Minho (2019). Rute J. has been research assistant at the Clinical and Experimental Optometry Research lab (CEORLab) since 2013, having been involved in various investigations related to contact lenses and optical quality. Currently, her research is focused on contact lenses, namely special contact lenses, corneal irregularities, optical quality of the human eye, retinal electrophysiological response and light distortion. She has several articles published in specialized journals, is the author and co-author of several oral communications and posters in national and international congresses and co-author of a chapter of a book.

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Ana I. Amorim-de-Sousa

MSc, PhD Student

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Sofia C. Peixoto-de-Matos

MSc, Clinical Trials, Invited Lecturer

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. 

Daniela P. Lopes-Ferreira

PhD, Invited Lecturer

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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

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Iñaki Blanco 
MSc, PhD student
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Graduated in Physics (University of Zaragoza, 2020) and Mastered in Physics and Technology of Lasers (University of Salamanca, 2021). Currently, Phd Student in Off-Axis Wavefront Model of the Young and Ageing Human Eye, as part of the ITN project called OBERON.

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Maria Mechó García

MSc, PhD Student

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Maria Mechó García graduated in optics and optometry in 2020 from University of Valencia and Master degree in Advanced optometry and science vision in 2021 from University of Valencia.

 

Currently, Maria is a PhD student at doctoral program in Optometry and Visual Sciences at University of Minho. She takes part from OBERON project and her present research work is focussed in Stadistical wavefront model of accommodation.

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)

Daniel Monsalvez Romín (Spain)

José Vicente García-Marqués  (Spain)

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)

Jacinto Santodomingo (Menicon, Japan)

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)

External Partners