By: Posted On: 11/02/2017
Manufactures throughout industry vote on the award recipient for an individual who best upholds his purpose and the integrity of Dr. Joseph Dallos work. Dr. Bergmanson’s clinical interest involve advancing contact lens care and the diagnosis in treatment of ocular surface disease and his research includes ocular anatomy and pathology, especially keratoconus. He is the author of an ocular anatomy and physiology text book.
About Jan Bergmanson, OD, PhD, FAAO
Dr. Jan Bergmanson, is the Brien A. Holden Professor of Optometry at University of Houston College of Optometry, founding Director of the Texas Eye Research and Technology Center, is licensed in Texas as a Therapeutic Optometrist and an Optometric Glaucoma Specialist. He is a Fellow of American Academy of Optometry (AAO), where he is a Diplomate in the Cornea, Contact Lens and Refractive Technologies Section and a Fellow of the Scleral Lens Education Society. He is a Lifetime Honorary Member of the Swedish and Dutch Optometric Associations and Life Fellow of the College of Optometry, United Kingdom. Awards received include the British Contact Lens Association’s Gold Medal (1998), the 2002 Texas Optometric Association’s Educator of the Year Award, the AAO Max Schapero Lecture Award (2006), the 2014 American Optometric Association Legend Award and 2017 IACLE’s Americas Contact Lens Educator of the Year. Scholarship encompasses 150 clinical and scientific publications, 8 chapters in texts and one book, now in its 24th edition.
About Dr. Joseph Dallos
Joseph Dallos was born in Budapest, and qualified as a doctor in 1928 working in the University Clinic of Ophthalmology under Professor Emile de Grosz. He soon took up contact lens fitting using the original Zeiss lenses. Dallos developed the first molding method to be used on the living eye to produce a successful contact lens. He was the first – together with Norman Bier – to describe fenestration in order to avoid corneal edema and to increase wearing time.
About the CLMA
The Contact Lens Manufacturers Association (CLMA), organized in 1961, is made up of contact lens laboratories and material, solution and equipment manufacturers in the United States and abroad. Their mission is to increase awareness and utilization of custom manufactured contact lenses.