Dr Sonia Toor

FHEA, PhD, MSc, BMedSci

Ophthalmology and Orthoptics, School of Allied Health Professions, Nursing and Midwifery

Lecturer in Orthoptics

+44 114 215 9064

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Dr Sonia Toor
Ophthalmology and Orthoptics, School of Allied Health Professions, Nursing and Midwifery
The Medical School
Beech Hill Road
S10 2RX

I graduated from the University of Sheffield with a BMedSci (Orthoptics) in 2008 and went on to complete my MSc in Investigative Ophthalmology and Vision Science at the University of Manchester alongside working at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital.  Following this I spent 4 years at the University of Reading working as a research assistant and completing a PhD with Dr Anna Horwood and Professor Patricia Riddell.  I then worked as an orthoptist and a research orthoptist at Moorfields Eye Hospital before re-joining the University of Sheffield as a Lecturer in Orthoptics in 2014.

Research interests

My PhD set out to investigate the existence of asymmetrical accommodation in anisometropia.  My other research interests include:

  • Changes in accommodation and convergence across the lifespan
  • Convergence and accommodation orthoptic exercises

Journal articles

Conference proceedings papers

  • Horwood AM, Toor S & Riddell PM (2014) Who’s driving? Convergence and accommodation – fixed ratios, flexible linkages or separate systems. Advances in Strabismus RIS download Bibtex download
  • Horwood AM, Toor S & Riddell PM (2014) Convergence and accommodation development relate to corrected age in premature infants. Advances in Strabismus RIS download Bibtex download
  • Toor S, Horwood AM & Riddell PM (2012) Convergence accommodation trumps accommodative convergence. 35th European Strabismological Association Conference RIS download Bibtex download

Theses / Dissertations

  • Toor S Accommodation in anisometropia. RIS download Bibtex download
Teaching interests
  • Involved in the teaching of a range of topics to undergraduate orthoptics students but my main interests are in accommodation and convergence
  • Supervision of undergraduate research projects
  • Clinical placement co-ordinator
Professional activities and memberships
  • Member of the British and Irish Orthoptic Society
  • Registered with the Health Professions Council
  • Honorary clinical contract with Royal Hallamshire Teaching Hospitals Foundation
  • Presentations at national and international conferences
  • Recognised as Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) via University of Sheffield Certificate in Learning and Teaching (2017)