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Plymouth student wins Keeler prize

Keeler awarded a first-year optometry student an ophthalmoscope and retinoscope in recognition of their work

Plymouth University student Zeno Ivory collects his prize from Keeler

First-year optometry undergraduate at Plymouth University, Zeno Ivory, has been given an ophthalmoscope and retinoscope from Keeler in recognition of achieving the highest overall mark in the first-year Clinical Optometry Skills module.

Explaining the prize, lecturer in optometry in the School of Health Professions at Plymouth University, Dr Stephanie Mroczkowska, said: “The Clinical Optometry Skills module is where our first-year students start to hone and develop the key clinical skills they will take forward into their professional careers as optometrists.

“Zeno was delighted to receive the prize for the highest mark in this module and will no doubt be using the Keeler equipment for many years to come.”

Keeler has donated the prize for the award since 2014, with the company’s sales and marketing manager, Laura Haverley commenting: “We’re always happy to support universities and students in this way. Cultivating a close relationship with the UK’s optometry schools also helps us understand their needs and the needs of their students.”