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Congratulations to Lyndon Jones on being awarded the Glenn A. Fry Lecture Award for 2014 by the American Optometric Foundation and the American Academy of Optometry. The award is given annually to a distinguished scientist or clinician scientist in recognition of the quality, significance, impact, and relevance to optometry of his or her current research contributions.

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  • Brad Hall, for being awarded the Murchison Callender Young Investigator Award at the 8the Canadian Optometry Schools Research Conference.
  • Lyndon Jones, for being awarded the Dr. Donald R. Korb Award by the American Optometric Association’s Contact Lens and Cornea Section, in recognition of innovation and leadership in the field of contact lenses and anterior segment disease.
  • Jill Woods and William Ngo, for becoming new Fellows of the American Academy of Optometry.
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Lyndon Jones to receive 2013 Max Schapero Memorial Lecture Award

Lyndon Jones, CCLR Director, will receive the American Academy of Optometry’s Max Schapero Memorial Lecture Award for his significant contributions to the field of cornea and contact lens research. His award lecture, “But I always hated chemistry …” is scheduled for 5pm on October 25 at the Seattle Convention Centre.

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Desmond Fonn receives Donald R. Korb Award for Excellence

des smallFounding director of the CCLR, Desmond Fonn, recently received the Donald R. Korb Award for Excellence from the Contact Lens and Cornea Section of the American Optometric Association. This award is presented annually to an individual who has been a true innovator in the field of contact lenses and anterior segment disease – a description that certainly suits Des, who developed the CCLR from a three-person operation into a thriving hub of basic and applied research over the course of two decades.

Paper ranked in “Top 6 Articles in Ophthalmology”


Congratulations to Kathy Dumbleton, whose paper, “The Impact of Contemporary Contact Lenses on Contact Lens Discontinuation” (Eye and Contact Lens 2013. 39(1):93-99) was highlighted as one of the “Top 6 Articles in Ophthalmology” by Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins.

The article describes a study that was conducted to determine whether new contact lens materials and designs have impact the contact lens dropout rate and reasons for discontinuation. Read more here.

CCLR Graduate Student wins 3MT competition

0403phan (1)Congratulations to graduate student, Chau-Minh Phan, for winning both first place and the People’s Choice award at the university-wide Three-Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition. The 3MT is a university-wide competition in which competitors are invited to use only one slide to present their thesis in three minutes. It began at the University of Queensland, Australia, in 2008. The competition made its debut in Canada at the University of British Columbia in 2011, and was hosted by 17 Canadian universities this year. Chau competed against 170 competitors across six faculties.  Continue reading CCLR Graduate Student wins 3MT competition