Associate Professor Jonathan Jackson is an optometrist and clinical vision scientist currently running a large regional Hospital Optometry Dept at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Northern Ireland. He is co-chair of the Northern Ireland Clinical Research Networkl (Vision) and has a visiting appointment as an Associate Professor at the Dept of Optometry and Vision Sciences at the University of Melbourne. He has co-authored over 100 peer-reviewed manuscripts and acts as reviewer for a wide range of clinical and research journals and national and international research funding organisations. His main clinical and research interests include Vision Impairment, Corneal & Contact Lens Practice and Paediatric Optometry. Associate Professor Jackson was, for a 3 year period (2011-2014), Head of Clinical Services at the Australian College of Optometry and chaired the Vision 20:20 Australia Low Vision committee.