Alba Paniagua

Alba Paniagua

Optical Engineer


I graduated in Physics at the University of Salamanca (Spain) in 2014, continuing with a research project based on ballistic imaging in diffuse media. I continued my research career with a PhD in Physics at the University of Exeter with Dr. Jacopo Bertolotti and Prof. Bill Barnes on “light in scattering media: active control and the exploration of intensity correlations”.

In 2019 I joined the University of Murcia as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with Prof. Pablo Artal, working on the improvement of vision and imaging through eye’s cataracts. Currently I’m working as an Optical Engineer at Voptica.

Santiago Sager

Santiago Sager

Optical Engineer


I graduated in physics by the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, and continued with a Master’s degree in Applied Physics by TU Delft.


My Master thesis was titled “Finesse and birefringence in a Fabry-Perot cavity with a diamond membrane”, carried within Ronald Hanson’s group. There I researched the influence of an optical cavity in a Nitrogen-Vacancy based quantum communication scheme.


I am currently an optical engineer in Voptica.

Luis Artal

Luis Artal

Quality & Marketing Assistant


Luis is specialized in quality management systems and regulatory purposes in the field of ophthalmic devices. He has previously worked as a marketing technician for Visiometrics, a reknown ophthalmic manufacturer.

Juan Tabernero

Dr. Juan Tabernero



Juan Tabernero received a MSc. degree in physics from Universidad de Salamanca (Spain) in 2002 and a PhD in Physics (Optics) from Universidad de Murcia (Spain) in 2007.


He has been a member and collaborator to LOUM since 2002. His major field of research is biomedical optics and lens design, where he has contributed to the design and characterization of novel intraocular lenses.


Consuelo Robles

Optometrist and Researcher


Consuelo has been graduated in Optics and Optometry at Murcia University. She has an inter-university Master on Researching in Science of Vision.


Her master research project was based in the development of an instrument for the measurement of the achromatic point and the Stiles-Crawford effect.


At present, she researches new fields of vision with direct application in the clinics.


F. Javier Roca

Software Engineer


Javier Roca studied Computer Science at the University of Murcia. After specializing in software development for different purposes, such as creation of Enterprise Resource Planning systems, he joined the Optics Laboratory of the University of Murcia (UMU).

Within his contributions to UMU, we can highlight the development of a mobile refractometer for Android smartphones and a full catalog of lenses for the correction of longitudinal chromatic aberration. After more than a decade of experience programing in almost any programming language, Javier currently leads the Software Department at Voptica, where he is responsible for the complete VAO software development, comprising not only the connectivity of the instrument, but also its user interface.

Jose Javier Belmonte Production Technician Biography Higher technician in development of mechanical projects, electronic products and electrotechnical and automated systems.

Subspecialist in cornea and external diseases and refractive surgery in St. Louis.


Dr. Jay Pepose



Dr. Jay Pepose is a subspecialist in cornea and external diseases and refractive surgery in St. Louis.. He is Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at Washington University and Medical Director of Pepose Vision Institute and the Lifelong Vision Foundation.


Dr. Pepose earned an MD- PhD at UCLA School of Medicine. He is the recipient of the Cogan Award from ARVO, the Honor Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology and is a Gold Fellow of ARVO.


He has served as an Executive editor of The American Journal of Ophthalmology and on the editorial board of Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences and The Journal of Refractive Surgery. He is cited in America’s Top Doctors and Best Doctors in America.


Founding member of IMO (Instituto de Microcirugía Ocular) in Barcelona and coordinator of the Corneal and Refractive Surgery department


Dr. Jose Luís Güell



Dr. Jose Luís Güell is a founding member of IMO (Instituto de Microcirugía Ocular) in Barcelona and coordinator of the Corneal and Refractive Surgery department.


He is founder member of the EuCornea (European Society of Cornea Specialists). Dr. Jose Luis Güell holds a PhD in Ophthalmology from Barcelona University and he is a Master Professor at IMO.


He received the International Society of Refractive Surgery ISRS award in 2008.


Chief of the Ophthalmology Service Unit at Toulouse-Purpan Hospital and the president of EuCornea


Dr. François Malecaze



Dr. François Malecaze is the Chief of the Ophthalmology Service Unit at Toulouse-Purpan Hospital and the president of EuCornea (European Society of Cornea Specialists).


He is internationally recognized as a key opinion leader in the field of corneal and refractive surgery, corneal diseases (keratoconus…), and molecular biology and genetics of cornea and myopia.


His contributions to these fields have been recognised through numerous prices and awards such as the Prix national de la Fondation Jean Dalloz in 2005 and the Research price of ESCRS in 2006.