Patricia Mordaunt

phone: +353 1402 4942

Current Roles

  • Co-programme chair DT219
  • Year 3 coordinator DT219
  • Practice education coordinator DT219


Modules Currently Teaching on

  • Ophthalmic Lenses and Dispensing (DT224 year 1)
  • Ophthalmic Lenses and Dispensing (DT219 year 1)
  • Optical Dispensing (DT224 year 2)
  • Visual Science (DT219 Year 1)
  • Primary Care Clinic (DT224 year 3)


  • 2018  PG Dip Third Level Learning and Teaching

  • 2000  Entitlement to fit contact lenses
  • 1999  Diploma in Dispensing Optics (ABDO)
  • 1994  National Diploma in Business Studies (Export law)

Professional Affiliations

  • Fellow of the Irish Association of Dispensing Opticians
  • Member of the Association of British Dispensing Opticians
  • Registered with Optical Registration Board, (CORU), Ireland
  • Registered with General Optical Council, UK.


Previous Relevant Work Experience

2006 - 2016 Dispensing Optician, National Optometry Centre, DIT
2005 - 2006

Lens account manager (for Ireland),  Essilor Ireland Ltd,  Limerick                      

2001 - 2003 Part-time Lecturer in Ophthalmic Dispensing, DIT
1998 - 2000, 2000 - 2005

Dispensing Optician/Practice manager, Retail practice, (Insight Opticians & Vision Express) Dublin

Other Work

  • Appointed as Education Advisor to CORU () to review the framework document ‘Criteria and Standards of Proficiency for( Dispensing Opticians) Education and Training Programmes 2014
  • Member of Project Team – Irish Aid  Programme of Strategic Cooperation Mozambique Project
  • Member of the Education Committee of The Opticians Board of Ireland 2006 to 2010
  • President of the Irish Association of Dispensing Opticians 2004-2006
  • Volunteer with Opening Eyes (Ireland) and worked on vision screening programme as part of the Special Olympics ‘Healthy Athlete’ programme World Games 2003.

  • Member of Vision Aid Overseas- a charity dedicated to helping people in the developing world whose lives are blighted by poor eyesight, particularly where spectacles can help. It works by sending abroad teams of volunteer optometrists and dispensing opticians who set up clinics, screen large number of patients and provide appropriate spectacles.

  • Member of VAO Dispensing Forum

  • Experience with Vision Aid Overseas includes 4 overseas projects
    • Team member: Ethiopia, September 2005
    • Team member: Ethiopia, February 2007
    • Assistant Team Leader:  Burkina Faso, December 2007
    • Assistant Team Leader : Burkina Faso, December 2008


CPD Presentations & Workshop

CPD Lectures Presented

  • Progressive Lens Technology AOI Regional CPD event Limerick August 2005
  • Dispensing in High Myopia AOI Tullamore 2007
  • Free Form Technology AOI Regional CPD event Galway 2007


CPD Workshops Presented

  • Dispensing in high Hypermetropia AOI Tullamore February 2006
  • Checking and Dispensing Prisms EEAO Dublin 2012
  • Trouble Shooting for Progressive Addition Lenses AOI Carlow 2015


  • AOI Receptionist Training Course 2005,2006,2007,2008.
  • Essilor Anti- Reflection Workshops Limerick 2009
  • 2005 Won ABDO Bursary Award for VAO project
  • 2006 Awarded ABDO Journal Prize for best article in Dispensing Optics

Research Funding/Grants received

2008 Irish Aid / HEA Grant: Mozambique Eyecare Project 2008 - 2013" - €2.41million

Dr. James Loughman (PI), Ms Eva Doyle, Dr. Peter Davison, Ms. Patricia Mordaunt, Prof Kovin Naidoo

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