Dr Sonia Toor, (FHEA, PhD, MSc, BMedSci)

Lecturer in Orthoptics

Sonia Toor

Academic Unit of Ophthalmology and Orthoptics
Department of Oncology & Metabolism
The Medical School
Beech Hill Road
Sheffield S10 2RX

Office E100f

Tel:  +44 (0)114 215 9064
Fax:  +44 (0)114 271 3314

Email:  sonia.toor@sheffield.ac.uk


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.

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

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

Professional Activities/Development

  • 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 (please see the link to the right)
  • Recognised as Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) via University of Sheffield Certificate in Learning and Teaching (2017)


For a full list of publications please visit myPublications