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Dr Neema Ghorbani Mojarrad is a lecturer at the University of Bradford and locum optometrist. He recently 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, understanding the causes of myopia, and contact lens 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
  • College of Optometrists, College of Optometrists
  • Association of Optometrists, Association of Optometrists
  • British Contact Lens Association, British Contact Lens Association
  • General Optical Council, General Optical Council 01-28219
  • 14-OCT-19: British and Irish University and College Contact Lens Educators,
  • 01-JAN-15: - Newly Qualified Optometrist of the Year
  • Iranian Persian


Peer Reviewed Journal
TitleAssociation of anthropometric measures across the life-course with refractive error and ocular biometry at age 15 years (2020)
AuthorsBruce, A; Mojarrad, NG; Santorelli, G
JournalBMC Ophthalmology
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 Between Polygenic Risk Score and Risk of Myopia. (2019)
AuthorsGhorbani Mojarrad N;Plotnikov D;Williams C;Guggenheim JA; ;
JournalJAMA Ophthalmology
TitleGenetic prediction of myopia: prospects and challenges. (2017)
AuthorsGuggenheim JA;Ghorbani Mojarrad N;Williams C;Flitcroft DI;
JournalOphthalmic and Physiological Optics
Title Author(s)
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 use of predictive modelling for myopia in identifying candidate genes (2017)Ghorbani Mojarrad N, Williams C, Guggenheim J A
The genetic prediction of myopia (2017)Ghorbani Mojarrad N, Williams C, Guggenheim J A