Continuing Education
Title Material Development and Lens Design for Toric Contact Lens
Date 2017-05-19
Time 8:00pm – 9:30 pm
Venue Theatre 1
Hong Kong Productivity Council,
Credit 1.5
Fee $400 for non-members
(excluding BAUSCH + LOMB guests)
Speaker Dr. DANIEL HOOK B.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Abstract
Seminar Abstract
Dr. Daniel Hook, as a contact lens material expert and excellent polymer chemist, helps make people’s vision correction dreams become reality. Improved contact lens performance was achieved by designing new polymer molecules and manipulating different polymers combination, in a way without compromising the manufacture efficiency and the soft disposable contact lens format.
 
In the last few years, we have seen an increasing drive to more complex contact lens materials with multiple polymers intertwined in order to create ever improving optical integrity; and the true all day comfort they provide on the eye.
 
Presentation highlights:
 
1) the evolution of contact lens materials and how new and recent materials and manufacturing processes enable optometrists to create and drive a constant contact lens upgrade cycle in their optometry practices, particularly in the new age of digital technology.
 
2) latest toric lens stabilization methods which may exhibit better visual performance and promote wearing experience.
 
Speaker Profile
Dr. Daniel Hook is a Senior Principal Scientist at Bausch + Lomb and Group Leader of the Structural and Surface Science Group within Vision Care Research and Development. He received his B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Prior to joining Bausch + Lomb he was a senior scientist at Physical Electronics where he designed X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy instrumentation. Dr. Hook is the past president of the Surfaces in Biomaterials Foundation and is a member of the ISO Technical committee 201 on Surface Analysis. He is a member of the American Chemical Society, the American Vacuum Society and the Surfaces in Biomaterials Foundation.
 
Members please register online on or before 14 May 2017: www.hkspo.org.hk
 
For non-members, please make your registration by sending email to: secretariat@hkspo.org.hk
   
For non-members, please make cheque payable to “The Hong Kong Society of Professional Optometrists Ltd.”