Nathan Efron, AC, DSc, PhD, BScOptom, FAAO (Dip CCLRT), FCCLSA, FACO
Nathan Efron is an Emeritus Professor in the School of Optometry and Vision Science at the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia, and Editor of the journal Clinical and Experimental Optometry. He is currently Vice-President of the International Society for Contact Lens Research. Professor Efron has previously served as President of the Cornea and Contact Lens Society of Australia (1981), the British Contact Lens Association (1997) and the Australian College of Optometry (2013-2016). He lectures extensively world-wide, particularly in the field of the ocular response to contact lens wear, and has published over 1000 scientific papers, abstracts and textbook chapters, and has written/edited 7 books that have appeared in a total of 18 editions and foreign translations. — his most recent being ‘Contact Lens Complications, 4th Edition’ (Elsevier, 2018). Professor Efron has won numerous research awards, including the BCLA Gold Medal (2001), the American Academy of Optometry’s Glenn Fry Award (2010), the Kenneth W Bell Medal of the Cornea and Contact Lens Society of Australia (2015), Optometry Australia’s H Barry Collin Research Medal (2015) and the Ruben Medal of the International Society for Contact Lens Research (2017). In 2015, Professor Efron was made a Companion in the General Division of the Order of Australia, which is Australia’s highest national civilian honour.