CORE director tops list of contact lens experts

Friday, September 13, 2019

Multiple scientists and researchers within the Centre for Ocular Research and Education (CORE), have been named as part of Expertscape’s top 60 Expertise in Contact Lenses: Worldwide. Topping the list at number one is the director of CORE, Lyndon Jones, PhD, DSc, FCOptom, FAAO.

Dr. Lyndon Jones“I’m humbled to be recognized alongside so many peers from around the world who are constantly adding to the growing and fascinating body of knowledge surrounding various contact lens-related topics,” Dr. Jones told Optical Prism magazine. “They are close collaborators, incredibly talented professionals and personal friends in many cases. Day in and day out at CORE, I’m privileged to partner with the most dedicated and brilliant leaders in the field. It’s our life’s work and such an honour to be recognized for the contributions our team has made—and there’s so much more ahead.”

Dr. Jones’ research primarily focuses on the interaction of novel and existing contact lens materials with the ocular environment, dry eye, and the development of novel materials for ocular drug delivery.

CORE also has three other team members and four former CORE staff members, who have moved onto other roles within the ophthalmic spectrum, ranked within the list. Within CORE at #23 is Desmond Fonn, distinguished professor emeritus and founding director; at #48 is Doerte Luensmann, senior clinical scientist; and at #58 is Chau-Minh Phan, postdoctoral fellow.

In addition, Expertscape places the University of Waterloo as the number two institution on their list of top experts in contact lenses, after the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. Two faculty members at the School of Optometry & Vision Science are also listed within the top 60: Professor Luigina Sorbara at #25 and Professor Trefford Simpson at #45.

This article by Lauren Ward appeared originally on the CORE website.

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