Dr Jean-Pierre Guillon
B.Sc.Optom, London, Ph.D. Optometrist
Jean-Pierre has a special interest in helping children with learning difficulties to see better. He also helps adults who have only recently been diagnosed with learning difficulties to improve their visual coordination and understand why they have had trouble for so many years. Jean-Pierre’s strong research background means that the solutions he offers are proven to work.
Jean-Pierre’s research has demonstrated the importance of colour and how it can help reduce visual confusion and allow reading with less strain. While not all children will benefit from coloured lenses, we have the technology to find out if they can be helped.
Often we see people who have been diagnosed with a learning difficulty but are then on their own to work out what to do about it. Fortunately Jean-Pierre has studied the effect of colour and helping to rebalance vision.
As a founding director of Dyslexia Centre of Australia, Jean-Pierre wanted to help people receive more information and help than was previously available.
Dr Guillon worked for many years as a consultant optometrist at the Lions Eye Institute and a founding partner in a Eye5 Optometrists since 2004. He graduated from the City University, London in 1976 and qualified in 1977 after further training at Moorfields Eye Hospital. He was a research optometrist from 1978 to 1984 in the Contact Lens Department at Moorfields Eye Hospital. Further from 1980 to 1987 he was running a part time private practice and has acted as a clinical consultant to Hydron Europe. He completed his PhD thesis titled ‘The Tear Film of the Contact Lens Wearer’ at the City University in 1989.
Until May 1996 he was a director of Optometric Technology Group Limited where he carried out clinical research for the contact lens industry. He is the inventor of the KEELER Tearscope Plus®, a non invasive instrument for the clinical observation of the Pre Ocular and Pre Lens Tear Film and the measurement of tear film stability. This was launched in 1997, sold around the world and is recognised as the best commercially available instrument in its category which is still used in clinical research worldwide.
In the UK he created and was Research consultant at the Dry Eye Symptom Clinic of the Institute Of Optometry in London and carried out clinical research work for the contact lens and eye cosmetic industry at VISIONCARE Ltd.
Dr Guillon is a Founding Fellow of the British College of Optometrists and has lectured widely internationally. His main areas of interest are the study of the tear film and its interaction with contact lenses and the design of non invasive clinical instruments. He has extensive experience in contact lens practice and in running clinical trials. He now concentrates on developing an interactive CD-ROM for the clinical examination of the dry eye patient and contact lens wearer.