Topcon University

Topcon University (TU) is a global learning platform providing high quality information, education and training through knowledge sharing and accreditation.

TU is dedicated to the education of Topcon customers, daughter companies and Topcon

Topcon University vision is to offer the Global learning platform, where all users can access and share knowledge to be able to deliver high quality aspirational education and training across Topcon’s Global range of products and market sectors.


Topcon University is led by Dr Catharine Chisholm PhD MCOptom FBCLA – Head of Topcon University

Catharine joined Topcon in 2014 to lead the Clinical Affairs team into a new era of expanding high quality education and support to clinicians, particularly as the Topcon University portal develops. The role allows Catharine to combine her teaching and research skills accrued over 20 years in academia, in the rapidly developing, cutting edge field of ophthalmic instrumentation.

Prior to joining Topcon, Catharine was a lecturer at the School of Optometry and Vision Science, University of Bradford, preceded by City University, London, where she was awarded her PhD in 2003 examining the effects of laser refractive surgery on scattered light and higher order aberrations. She has been on the council of the British Contact Lens Association since 2004 and was President from 2012-13.



Topcon University activities in the UK

Clinical Affairs team

TU Associates