Meet us

Take the guesswork out of myopia management

Personalised adaptive care for every myopia patient

Our Story

There is a global epidemic of myopia (aka short-sightedness) and associated eye disease. Myopia control is a new and rapidly evolving therapeutic area designed to slow down the spread of the condition and reduce the risk of vision loss and blindness (myopia currently affects 2 billion people globally, and is predicted to rise to 5 billion by 2050, with 1 billion at risk of blindness). With new treatments emerging, new research to interpret and new clinical challenges to address, clinicians are struggling to get to grips with the demands of myopia control.

Ocumetra delivers personalised myopia care solutions and vital decision support to practitioners in this rapidly changing field of clinical practice. Our pioneering technology, which we have called the Refractogram, makes advanced myopia treatment accessible to all.

Comprising a unique portfolio of clinically relevant features including interactive ocular growth charts, myopia treatment efficacy analytics and other clinical decision support tools, our Refractogram is the essential technology for evidence-based myopia control. The interactive growth charts allow clinicians to identify patients most in need of treatment, while our comprehensive analytics and graphical displays allow treatment decisions to be optimised for every patient and treatment benefits demonstrated to every patient. With the Refractogram, Ocumetra provides the answers clinicians need to deliver personalised, adaptive eye care to every myopia patient.

Ocumetra's ambition is to make ocular growth analysis a core component of clinical care for myopia, to make the Ocumetra brand synonymous with comprehensive myopia care and to establish our Refractogram as the essential clinical tool for every ophthalmic practitioner managing myopia. Evidence based treatment guided by our groundbreaking analytic and graphical tools can enable clinicians to prevent avoidable vision loss and blindness among the ever increasing number of patients developing progressive myopia.

Meet the Founders

Meet the co-founders, Ian the Ophthalmologist and James the Optometrist, working together on their shared passion for all things myopia. With more than €10 million research funding, over 120 scientific papers published, countless lectures delivered and numerous clinical trials ongoing, understanding myopia and delivering ways to get it under control represents the core focus of their work.

James

James is a Professor of Optometry and Vision Science with over 20 years of clinical, academic, research and management experience. His primary clinical interests are in paediatrics and ocular disease. He is founder and Director of the Centre for Eye Research Ireland (CERI), a research facility at Technological University Dublin dedicated to providing state of the art solutions for blindness prevention.

James Loughman

Co-Founder / Optometrist

Ian

Ian is a paediatric ophthalmologist who has been involved with myopia research for over two decades. As well as clinical research, much of his work has been in computational and mathematical approaches to eye growth.

Ian Flitcroft

Co-Founder / Ophthalmologist

Meet the Team

Kate

Kate is a medical doctor who has been working in ophthalmic research in Ireland and internationally for the past 10 years. Kate has been with Ocumetra since its inception and is involved in all aspects of product design & operations. Outside the office you will find Kate walking in town with her dog Cashew or designing her next gallery wall.

Kate Loskutova, MBBS, PhD

Director of Operations

Samantha

Samantha is a former research scientist in molecular microbiology, spending the earlier part of her career in major academic institutions in both Ireland and the US. She has worked in private healthcare with responsibility for data management at clinical, financial and operational levels. She holds additional qualifications in Data Science and GDPR, and has been responsible for data privacy with respect to healthcare data in a previous role. Samantha brings a rich professional experience and diverse skillset to Ocumetra.

Samantha Wilson, BSc, PhD

Data Science

Marie

Marie is a back-end developer, she ensures the implementation of technical solutions adapted to the needs and contributes to the evolution of the tools provided by Ocumetra.

Marie Perhirin

Back-end developer

Alexandru

Alexandru is a software engineer with experience in multiple languages (Python, JavaScript/TypeScript, Java, C) and proficiency in Cloud technologies and solutions. Recent Computer Science graduate from TUD (1.1) and currently working on developing a full and self managed application for gathering and visualizing data as a full-stack developer. He also has experience in database administration, data modeling and data warehousing and has other technical skills such as knowledge of computer hardware, security and machine learning.

Alexandru Constantin Cardas

Data Scientist & Software Engineer

Remi

Remi is a front-end developer. He ensures the implementation of UI while proposing technical solutions for a user-friendly interface of the Ocumetra’s tools.

Remi Chapuis

Front-end developer

Patrick

Patrick is a full stack developer with previous experience in the healthcare sector who loves a challenge. He is working on developing the tools to effectively communicate technical data simply and in a language that everyone can understand.

Patrick Quirke

Full-Stack developer