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Neema Ghorbani Mojarrad

Assistant Professor

Faculty/Dept/School School of Optometry and Vision Science
(Faculty of Life Sciences)
Telephone +441274 232179


Dr Neema Ghorbani Mojarrad is a lecturer at the University of Bradford and locum optometrist. He finished his PhD at Cardiff University, investigating whether genetic information could be used to predict children that would go on to develop myopia. Previously he worked full time in an independent practice, winning the Newly Qualified Optometrist of the Year award. His current research interests include the genetics of refractive error, contact lenses and anterior eye, understanding the causes of myopia, and interventions for myopia management.

Prospective individuals who interested in conducting research or undertaking postgraduate study related to myopia or refractive error and genetics are encouraged to get in touch. 



Genetic Prediction

Myopia Prediction

Myopia Control 

Contact Lenses

Anterior Eye

Ocular Epidemiology 

Ocular Disease


Teaching interests

Contact Lenses



Ocular Development

Professional Conduct


Low Vision

Ocular Pharmacology

Ocular Genetics

Genetic Prediction

Professional activities

  • 01-JAN-13: University of Manchester - BSc (Hons) Optometry
  • 01-JAN-15: College of Optometrists - Professional Certificate in Glaucoma
  • 01-JAN-15: College of Optometrists - Professional Certificate in Low Vision
  • 01-JAN-15: School/Sport Vision Ltd - Diploma in School Vision
  • 01-JAN-20: Cardiff University - Doctor of Philosophy

  • College of Optometrists, Member
  • Association of Optometrists, Member
  • British Contact Lens Association, Fellow
  • General Optical Council, Registrant; 01-28219
  • British and Irish University and College Contact Lens Educators, Member; Research Committee
  • Higher Education Academy, Fellow
  • International Association of Contact Lens Educators, Member

  • 14-OCT-19: British and Irish University and College Contact Lens Educators,
  • 01-JUN-21: Acuity Journal,

  • 01-JAN-15: Newly Qualified Optometrist of the Year
  • 01-JAN-21: Peter Abel Prize

  • Iranian Persian


TitleClinical Investigation of Flat Pack Toric Contact Lenses and Wearer Attitudes to Environmental Impact. (2023)
AuthorsGhorbani-Mojarrad N;Rountree L;Terry L;Bruce H;Hallam E;Jolly L;Retallic N;Evans K;
JournalEye & Contact Lens
TitleEffect of myopia management contact lens design on accommodative microfluctuations and eye movements during reading (2023)
Authors RNeema Ghorbani-Mojarrad Muskaan Hussain Aleksandra Mankowska Edward Mallen Matthew Cufflin
JournalContact Lens and Anterior Eye
TitleGenetic Prediction of Myopia in Different Ethnic Ancestries (2022)
AuthorsNeema Ghorbani Mojarrad, Denis Plotnikov, Cathy Williams, Jeremy A. Guggenheim
TitleFast versus gradual adaptation of soft monthly contact lenses in neophyte wearers. (2021)
AuthorsWolffsohn JS;Ghorbani-Mojarrad N;Vianya-Estopa M;Nagra M;Huntjens B;Terry L;Sweeney LE;Dutta D;Joshi MR;Wright D;Bruce H;Hallam E;Jolly L;Chung YB;En Tsen JR;Bishop A;Davison R;Maldonado-Codina C; ;
JournalContact Lens and Anterior Eye
TitleCLEAR - Orthokeratology (2021)
AuthorsVincent S.J.;Cho P.;Chan K.Y.;Fadel D.;Ghorbani-Mojarrad N.;González-Méijome J.M.;Johnson L.;Kang P.;Michaud L.;Simard P.;Jones L.
JournalContact Lens and Anterior Eye
TitlePatient experience and physiological response to two commercially available daily disposable myopia control contact lenses (2021)
AuthorsNeema Ghorbani Mojarrad, Catherine Cargill, Sophie Collard, Louise Terry
JournalContact Lens and Anterior Eye
TitleEffect of Education on Myopia: Evidence from the United Kingdom ROSLA 1972 Reform (2020)
AuthorsDenis Plotnikov; Cathy Williams; Denize Atan; Neil M. Davies; Neema Ghorbani Mojarrad; Jeremy A. Guggenheim; for the UK Biobank Eye and Vision Consortium
TitleEvidence That Emmetropization Buffers Against Both Genetic and Environmental Risk Factors for Myopia. (2020)
AuthorsPozarickij A;Enthoven CA;Ghorbani Mojarrad N;Plotnikov D;Tedja MS;Haarman AEG;Tideman JWL;Polling JR;Northstone K;Williams C;Klaver CCW;Guggenheim JA;
JournalInvestigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
TitleAssociation of anthropometric measures across the life-course with refractive error and ocular biometry at age 15 years (2020)
AuthorsBruce A.;Mojarrad N.G.;Santorelli G.
JournalBMC Ophthalmology
TitleAssociation Between Polygenic Risk Score and Risk of Myopia. (2019)
AuthorsGhorbani Mojarrad N;Plotnikov D;Williams C;Guggenheim JA; ;
JournalJAMA Ophthalmology
TitleA genetic risk score and number of myopic parents independently predict myopia (2018)
AuthorsGhorbani Mojarrad, Neema; Williams, C.; Guggenheim, J.A.
TitleGenetic prediction of myopia: prospects and challenges (2017)
AuthorsGuggenheim, J.A.; Ghorbani Mojarrad, Neema; Williams, C.; Flitcroft, D.I.

Title Author(s)
Eyecare practitioner attitudes to myopia and myopia management within the UK (2023)Coverdale S; Rountree L; Webber K; Cufflin M; Parkinson A; Ghorbani-Mojarrad N
Does screen curvature matter for digital eye strain? (2021)Neema Ghorbani Mojarrad, Lindsay Rountree, Matthew Cufflin, Louise Jolly, Matthew Thomas
Fast Versus Gradual Adaptation in Soft Monthly Contact Lenses (2021)Ghorbani Mojarrad N, Wolffsohn J, Huntjens B et al.
Accuracy of genetic prediction of myopia in individuals of non-European ancestry (2019)Ghorbani Mojarrad N, Williams C, Guggenheim J A
Improving the genetic prediction of myopia and refractive error (2019)Ghorbani Mojarrad N, Williams C, Guggenheim J A
How can we boost the detection of myopia associated genes (2018)Ghorbani Mojarrad N, Williams C, Guggenheim J A
The genetic prediction of myopia (2017)Ghorbani Mojarrad N, Williams C, Guggenheim J A
The use of predictive modelling for myopia in identifying candidate genes (2017)Ghorbani Mojarrad N, Williams C, Guggenheim J A