Professor; Director, Centre for Ocular Research & Education; University Research Chair; Adjunct Professor

Photo of Dr Lyndon JonesProfessor (cross-appointed with Biology, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, and Physics)
Director, Centre for Ocular Research & Education (CORE)
Adjunct Professor, Biomedical Engineering, McMaster University
BSc (Wales, Cardiff), PhD (Aston), DSc (Aston), FCAHS, FCOptomDipCLPDipOrth
FAAO (Diplomate in Cornea & CL), FIACLE, FBCLA

Telephone: (519) 888-4567 ext. 35030
Fax: (519) 884-8769
Office: OPT 375
Lab: OPT 228, ext. 37009


Lyndon Jones graduated in Optometry from the University of Wales in 1985 and gained his PhD in Chemical Engineering from the Biomaterials Research Unit at Aston University, Birmingham, UK in 1998. He was awarded an Honorary DSc by Aston in 2018.
He was awarded Fellowship of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS) in 2017. He holds three of the higher clinical awards granted by the UK College of Optometrists, is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry (AAO), in which he is a Diplomate in Cornea and Contact Lenses, and is also a Fellow of both the International Association of Contact Lens Educators (IACLE) and the British Contact Lens Association (BCLA).

His research interests primarily focus on the interaction of novel and existing contact lens materials with the ocular environment, dry eye and ocular drug delivery.

He has authored over 400 refereed and professional papers, one text-book and given over 1000 invited lectures at conferences worldwide, in over 40 countries.

He has been awarded a number of national and international awards, including the 2018 “Contact Lens Educator of the Year for the Americas” from the International Association of Contact Lens Educators (IACLE), the 2014 “Glenn Fry Award” from the AAO, 2014 “Donald Korb Award” from the American Optometric Association, 2013 “Max Schapero Award” from the Cornea and Contact Lens Section of the AAO and the 2011 “George Giles Memorial Lectureship” from the UK College of Optometrists.


  • Clinical trial design
  • Contact lens performance
  • Drug delivery
  • Ocular biomaterials
  • Proteins at interfaces

Lyndon Jones is an approved PhD supervisor.

Clinic duties

  • Registered optometrist in the UK and Canada
  • Supervising clinician in contact lens clinic
  • Clinical interests: contact lenses; external eye disease; ocular pharmaceuticals

Teaching interests

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University of Waterloo

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