‌‌Catriona Barrett

phone:  +353 1 402 4749
email:  catriona.barrett@dit.ie




Current Positions

  • Assistant Lecturer in Optometry, DIT
  • PhD student, part-time, Glaucoma Care in the Community.

Brief Biography

Obtained a degree in Optometry from DIT in 2008.  Became a fellow of the Association of Optometrists, Ireland shortly after. Worked as an optometrist in Specsavers opticians from 2008 – 2013.

Currently pursuing a PhD investigating the role of Irish optometrists in glaucoma detection.

Joined the lecturing staff at DIT in September 2013

Modules Currently Teaching on (BSc Optometry)

  • Advanced clinical techniques year 3 (module coordinator)
  • Diseases of the eye year 3
  • Introduction to eye disease year 2
  • Topics in modern optometry: shared care optometry year 4
  • Primary eye care clinic tutorial year 4


  • Degree in Optometry, DIT

Special Areas of Interest

  • The optometrist’s role in public health


  • Association of Optometrists Ireland
  • Registered optometrist, CORU


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