MPOD Distribution MEETINGS FOR 2016-2017
Protective function and effects on
visual performance

Wednesday 26 October 2016
14.00 hrs
City, University,
Northampton Square, EC1V 0HB

Details To Be Confirmed.
Speakers include:

  • Michael Powner
  • John Mellerio
  • Marisa Rodriguez-Carmona
  • Tony Robson and Jack Moreland
  • Irene Ctori and Byki Huntjens
  • John Barbur
  • Michael Moseley (summary of his visual experience)

ELG01 (Drysdale Building), City University, Northampton Square, EC1V 0HB

14.00 hrs until 17.00 hrs

Tickets are required for admission but are free to Colour Group members.
Obtain your ticket by clicking the orange Eventbrite button below: you will be asked to register and you will
be sent an email with your ticket to download and print out or to your phone. Bring your ticket to show at the door.
Tickets free to Colour Group Members
Non-members: £12 fee at the door to cover registration and afternoon tea

Eventbrite - CAROTENOIDS & COLOUR VISION - Protective function and effects on vision

This is a timely meeting following the recent BBC 2 programme on the effects carotenoids may have on various aspects of human vision (e.g., visual acuity, scattered light, functional contrast sensitivity, red / green and yellow / blue colour vision, rod mediated vision).
Carotenoids are regarded as effective antioxidants and derive from the diet. The most commonly studied carotenoids include beta-carotene, lycopene, lutein, zeaxanthin and meso-zeaxanthin. Although these are found in the central region of the retina, they do not exhibit the same spatial distribution and may not affect visual function in the same way. In addition to the 'optical' effects that link directly to the spatial distribution of carotenoids in the retina such as scattered light and the spectrally selective absorption of short wavelength light, other health benefits such as enhanced immune function and a reduction in the risk of some cancers and eye disease have also been reported.
The aim of this research meeting is to consider both the optical and the health-related benefits carotenoids may have in human vision (with emphasis on colour vision) by examining the latest research findings.

Who May Benefit from Attending?:
Ophthalmologists, medical and psychology students, optometrists, occupational health professionals, artists / painters/ dyers, vision scientists, industrial colour measurement and reproduction specialists, IOL and carotenoids manufacturers, nutritionists.

For further information, please contact:
Samantha Kates
Division Administrator
Optometry and Visual Science
School of Health Sciences
City University of London
Tel +44 20 7040 5865

Symposium organisers:
JL Barbur and M Rodriguez-Carmona

DATE 20 October 2016