Our team

We firmly believe that prevention is better than cure, and that’s why we’re committed to improving eye heath through the development of a range of new screening technologies.

Shelby Temple

CEO, Co-founder

Professor Shelby Temple is a visual neuroscientist who has spent the past 25 years studying various aspects of the eye, from corneal surface microstructures, to variations in colour vision across the retina, to the macular pigments that enable humans to detect the polarization of light. It was his research into polarization sensitivity, while at the University of Bristol, that led to his invention of the core technology used by azulOptics. In 2017, Shelby was awarded the BBSRC Innovator of the year award for his efforts towards translation of this research into an ophthalmic instrument that can help protect people’s sight. Dr Temple is an honorary Professor at Aston University, and regularly speaks on the topic of the dangers of blue light and how macular pigments can help improve and protect our long-term eye health.

Matt Evans

COO, Co-founder

Matt has spent the last 25 years developing and delivering products across the telecoms, defence and health sectors. He started azulOptics with Shelby in 2016 in order to improve the level of preventative care in the optometry industry. Matt drives the development and support of the MP-eye from their Bristol offices and is committed to the continuous improvement of the company and the growth of Azul’s range of innovative healthcare products and services.

Denise Axten

CommercIal director

Denise drives the development of the azulOptics business, and manages our distributor network, bringing to bear over a decade of experience in preventative eye-care. Supported by an extensive network of like minded business leaders, she aims to make prevention the number 1 priority for eye care providers across the globe.

Lisa Hamon

Non-executive chair

Lisa has extensive experience in the development and delivery of Optometry solutions. Skilled at helping organisations to bring about rapid and sustainable performance improvement across the complete value chain, Lisa is a fluent French and Italian speaker with experience of developing business on a global platform.

Lisa chairs the Azul Board, and guides the strategic vision for the company.

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