DR. DONALD KORB

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Donald R. Korb is a graduate of the New England College of Optometry. He is recognized as an internationally acclaimed lecturer, researcher, inventor, innovator and clinician. He devotes half of his time to seeing patients and half to research.

Among his primary accomplishments of contemporary significance are:

  • Developing the first membrane hydrophilic (soft) contact lens, the CSI lens, which is the grandfather of the modern soft lens and the model for 90% of all current contemporary lens designs
  • Describing and naming giant papillary conjunctivitis, a complication from contact lens wear
  • Discovering and naming Meibomian Gland Dysfunction(MGD), now recognized worldwide as the primary cause of dry eye

After discovering numerous contact lens related complications and MGD, Dr. Korb founded (or co-founded) several companies whose objectives were to provide solutions or resolutions to several problems. Corneal Sciences, Inc. developed the CSI lens: the first membrane extended-wear contact lens. This product resolved corneal swelling and lens discomfort and has become the model for all contemporary soft lenses. Ocular Research of Boston produced the first lipid-based solutions for dry eyes: Systane Balance™ (Alcon) and Soothe-XP™ (Bausch and Lomb), formulated for Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (the most common cause of dry eye).

Tear Science, Inc. is dedicated to developing metrics and treatment for dry eye. In 2011, Tear Science’s LipiFlow treatment was the first treatment cleared by the FDA for the management of Meibomian Gland Dysfunction and evaporative dry eye.

Dr. Korb has been active in teaching, with appointments at Boston University Medical School, New England College of Optometry, Schepens Eye Research Institute and currently as Clinical Professor at the School of Optometry, University of California, Berkeley. He has received over 40 Honors including: Regents Lecturer (University of California, Berkeley), National Optometry Hall of Fame, the annual Donald R. Korb Medal of the American Optometric Association, and two honorary doctorates.


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OFFICIAL CV

OFFICIAL CV
  • Publication
  • Clinical Studies
  • Speaking Engagement
  • Honors and Awards

PUBLICATIONS of DONALD R. KORB, O.D.

Updated 11/3/15

  1. Guthrie SE, Jones L, Blackie CA, Korb DR. A comparative study between an oil-in-water emulsion and nonlipid eye drops used for rewetting contact lenses. Eye and Contact Lens. 2015 Nov;41(6):373-377.
  1. Murakami DK, Blackie CA, Korb DR. All warm compresses are not equally efficacious. Optom Vis Sci. 2015 92(9):e327-e333.
  1. Korb DR, Blackie CA. “Dry Eye” is the wrong diagnosis for millions. Optom Vis Sci. 2015 92(9):e350-e354.
  1. Qazi Y, Kheirkhah A, Blackie C, Cruzat A, Trinidad M, Williams C, Korb DR, Hamrah P. In vivo detection of clinically non-apparent ocular surface inflammation in patients with meibomian gland dusfunction-associated refractory dry eye symptoms: a pilot study. Eye. 2015 29:1099-1110.
  1. Pult H, Korb DR, Murphy PJ, Riede-Pult BH, Blackie CA. A new model of central lid margin apposition and tear film mixing in spontaneous blinking. Cont Lens Anterior Eye. 2015 38:173-80.
  1. Korb DR, Blackie CA, Finnemore VM, Douglass T. Effect of using a combination of lid wipes, eye drops, and omega-3 supplements on meibomian gland functionality in patients with lipid deficient/evaporative dry eye. Cornea. 2015 Apr;34(4):407-12.
  1. Blackie CA, Korb DR. A novel lid seal evaluation: the Korb-Blackie light test. Eye and Contact Lens. 2015 Mar;41(2):98-100
  1. Korb DR, Blackie CA. Debridement-scaling: A new procedure, increases meibomian gland function and reduces dry eye symptoms. Cornea. 2013 Dec;32(12):1554-57.
  1. Ngo W, Situ P, Keir N, Korb DR, Blackie CA, Simpson T. Psychometric properties and validation of the standard patient evaluation of eye dryness questionnaire. Cornea. 2013 Sep;32(9):1204-1210.
  1. Korb DR, Blackie CA. Using goggles to increase periocular humidity and reduce dry eye symptoms. Eye and Contact Lens. 2013 39(4):273-76.
  1. Blackie CA, McMonnies CW, Korb DR. Warm compresses and the risks of elevated corneal temperature with massage. Cornea 2013 Jul;32(7):e146-9.
  1. Korb DR, Blackie CA. Case Report: A successful LipiFlow® treatment of a single case of meibomian gland dysfunction and dropout. Eye and Contact Lens. 2013 39(3): e1-e3.
  1. Korb DR, Blackie CA, McNally EN. Evidence suggesting that the keratinized portions of the upper and lower lid margins do not make complete contact during deliberate blinking. Cornea. 2013 Apr; 32:491-95.
  1. Knop N, Korb DR, Blackie CA, Knop E. The lid wiper contains goblet cells and goblet cell crypts for ocular surface lubrication during the blink. Cornea. 2012 Jun; 31(6):6868-79.
  1. McMonnie CW, Korb DR, Blackie CA. The role of heat in rubbing and massage-related corneal deformation. Cont Lens Anterior Eye. 2012; 35:148-54
  1. Korb DR, Blackie CA. Meibomian gland therapeutic expression: Quantifying the applied pressure and the limitation of resulting pain. Eye & Contact Lens. 2011 Sep; 37(5):298-301.
  2. Knop E, Knop N, Zhivov A, Kraak R, Korb DR, Blackie C, Greiner JV, Guthoff R. The lid wiper and muco-cutaneous junction anatomy of the human eyelid margins: an in vivo confocal and histological study. J Anat. 2011 Apr;218(4):449-61.
  3. Tomlinson A, Bron AJ, Korb DR, Amano S, Paugh JR, Pearce EI, Yee R, Yokoi N, Arita R, Dogru M. The international workshop on meibomian gland dysfunction: report of the diagnosis subcommittee. Invest Opthalmol Vis Sci. 2011 Mar 30;52(4):2006-49.
  4. Friedland BR, Fleming CP, Blackie CA, Korb DR. A novel thermodynamic treatment for meibomian gland dysfunction. Curr Eye Res. 2011 Feb; 36 (2):79-87.
  1. Blackie CA, Korb DR, Knop E, Bedi R, Knop N, Holland EJ.

Non-obvious Obstructive Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (NOMGD). Cornea 2010 Dec;29(12);1333-45.

  1. Pult H, Korb DR, Blackie CA, Knop E, Marx E. About vital staining of the eye and eyelids. I. The anatomy, physiology, and pathology of the eyelid margins and the lacrimal puncta by E. Marx. 1924. Optom Vis Sci. 2010 Oct;87(10):718-24.
  2. Korb DR, Blackie CA. Restoration of Meibomian Gland Functionality with

Novel  Thermodynamic Treatment Device – A Case Report. Cornea 2010 Aug;29(8):930-33.

  1. Korb DR, Blackie CA. Marx’s Line of the Upper lid is Visible in Upgaze without

Lid Eversion. Eye and Contact Lens 2010;36(3):149-51.

  1. Knop E, Korb DR, Blackie CA, Knop N. The lid margin is an underestimated structure for preservation of ocular surface health and development of dry eye disease. Dev Ophthalmol. 2010;45:108-22. Epub 2010 May 18. Review.
  2. Korb DR, Herman JP, Blackie CA, Scaffidi RC, Solomon JD, Greiner JV, Exford JM, Finnemore VM. Prevalence of Lid Wiper Epitheliopathy in Subjects with Dry Eye Signs and Symptoms. Cornea 2010 Apr;29(4):377-83.
  1. Blackie CA, Korb DR. The Diurnal Secretory Characteristics of Individual Meibomian Glands. Cornea. 2010 Jan;29(1):34-8
  1. Blackie CA, Solomon JD, Scaffidi RC, Greiner JVG, Lemp MA, Korb DR. The Relationship Between Dry Eye Symptoms and Lipid Layer Thickness. Cornea. 2009 Aug;28(7):789-794.
  1. Blackie CA, Korb DR. Recovery Time of an Optimally Secreting Meibomian Gland. Cornea. 2009 Apr;28(3):293-297.
  1. Korb DR, Blackie CA. Meibomian Gland Diagnostic Expressibility: Correlation with Dry Eye Symptoms and Gland Location. Cornea. 2008 Dec;27(10):1142-7.

 

  1. Blackie CA, Solomon, JD, Greiner JV, Holmes, M, Korb DR. Inner eyelid surface temperature as a function of warm compress methodology. Optom Vis Sci 85(8):675-683, 2008.
  1. Korb DR, Herman JP, Finnemore VM, Exford JM, Blackie CA. An evaluation of the efficacy of fluorescein, rose bengal, lissamine green, and a new dye mixture for ocular surface staining. Eye Contact Lens 34(1):61-4, 2008.
  1. Solomon JD, Case CL, Greiner JV, Blackie CA, Herman JP, Korb DR. Warm Compress Induced Visual Degradation and Fischer-Schweitzer Polygonal Reflex. Optom Vis Sci 84(7):580-587, 2007.
  1. Scaffidi RC, Korb DR. Comparison of the efficacy of two lipid emulsion eyedrops in increasing tear film lipid layer thickness. Eye & Contact Lens 33(1):38-44, 2007.
  1. Korb DR, Scaffidi RC, Greiner JV, Kenyon KR, Herman JP, Blackie CA, Glonek T, Case CL, Finnemore VM, Douglass T. The effect of two novel lubricant eye drops on tear film lipid layer thickness in subjects with dry eye symptoms. Optom Vis Sci 82(7): 594-601, 2005.
  1. Korb DR, Herman JP, Greiner JV, Scaffidi RC, Finnemore VM, Exford JM, Blackie CA, Douglass T. Lid wiper epitheliopathy and dry eye symptoms. Eye & Contact Lens 31(1): 2-8, 2005.
  1. Olson, MC, Korb DR, Greiner JV: Increase in tear film lipid layer thickness following treatment with warm compresses in patients with meibomian gland dysfunction.  Eye & Contact Lens 29:96-99, 2003.
  1. Isreb MA, Greiner JV, Korb DR, Glonek T, Mody SS, Finnemore VM, Reddy CV. Correlation of lipid thickness measurements with fluorescein tear film break-up time and Schirmer’s test. Eye 17: 79-83, 2003.
  1. Smith RS, Korb D, John SW. A goniolens for clinical monitoring of the mouse

iridocorneal angle and optic nerve. Mol Vis  Feb 25;8:26-31, 2002.

  1. Greiner JV, Finnemore VM, Exford JM, Herman JP, Glonek T, Bueno EA, Korb DR. Effects of fluorescein instillation methods on the tear film lipid layer. In Sullivan DA (ed): Lacrimal Gland, Tear Film and Dry Eye Syndromes Vol 3 Adv Exp Med Biol 506:507-12, 2002.
  1. Korb DR. Alleviation of computer-induced eye discomfort syndrome and associated lipid layer changes. In Sullivan DA (ed): Lacrimal Gland, Tear Film and Dry Eye Syndromes Vol 3 Adv Exp Med Biol 506:501-5, 2002.
  1. Korb DR, Greiner JV, Glonek T. The effects of anionic and zwitterionic phospholipids on the tear film lipid layer. In Sullivan DA (ed): Lacrimal Gland, Tear Film and Dry Eye Syndromes Vol 3 Adv Exp Med Biol 506:495-99, 2002.
  1. Korb DR, Greiner JV, Herman JP, Hebert E, Finnemore VM, Exford JM, Glonek T, Olson MC. Lid-wiper epitheliopathy and dry-eye symptoms in contact lens wearers. CLAO J 28:211-6, 2002.
  1. Korb DR. The tear film – its role today and in the future. In Korb DR et al (eds): The Tear Film: Structure, Function and Clinical Examination. Butterworth-Heinemann, 126-92, 2002.
  1. Abdul-Fattah AM, Bhargava HN, Korb DR, Glonek T, Finnermore VM, Greiner JV. Quantitative in vitro comparison of fluorescein delivery to the eye via impregnated paper strip and volumetric techniques. Optom Vis Sci 79: 435-8, 2002.
  1. Korb DR, Greiner JV, Herman J. Comparison of fluorescein break-up time measurement reproducibility using standard fluorescein strips versus the Dry Eye Test (DET) method. Cornea 20:811-5, 2001.
  1. Korb DR Survey of preferred tests for diagnosis of the tear film and dry eye. Cornea 19;483-6, 2000.
  1. Finnemore VM, Korb DR, Greiner JV, Glonek T and Herman JP: Flourescein dye concentration as a factor in tear film fluorescence. In Sullivan DA (ed): Lacrimal Gland, Tear Film and Dry Eye Syndromes: Basic Science and Clinical Relevance. Adv Exp Med Biol 438:875-8, 1998.
  1. Greiner JV, Glonek T, Korb DR, Hearn SL, Whalen AC, Esway JE, Leahy CD: Effect of meibomian gland occlusion on tear film lipid layer thickness. In Sullivan DA (ed): Lacrimal Gland, Tear Film and Dry Eye Syndromes: Basic Science-and Clinical Relevance. Adv Exp Med Biol 438:345-8, 1998.
  1. Greiner JV, Glonek T, Korb DR, Whalen AC, Hebert E, Hearn SL, Esway JE, Leahy CD. Volume of the human and rabbit meibomian gland system. In Sullivan DA (ed): Lacrimal Gland, Tear Film and Dry Eye Syndromes: Basic Science and Clinical Relevance. Adv Exp Med Biol 438: 339-43, 1998.
  1. Greiner JV, Glonek T, Korb DR, Whalen AC, Hebert E, Hearn SL, Esway JE, and Leahy CD: Human and rabbit meibomian gland secretion volume. In Sullivan DA (ed): Lacrimal Gland, Tear Film and Dry Eye Syndromes: Basic Science and Clinical Relevance. Adv Exp Med Biol 438:305-8, 1998.
  1. Greiner JV, Leahy CD, Welter DA, Hearn SL, Weidman TA and Korb DR: Histopathology of the ocular surface after eye rubbing. Cornea 16:327-332, 1997.
  1. Greiner JV, Glonek T, Korb DR, Leahy CD. Meibomian gland phospholipids. Curr Eye Res 15:371-5, 1996.
  1. Korb DR, Greiner JV, Glonek T, Esbah R, Finnemore VM, Whalen A: Effect of periocular humidity on the tear film lipid layer. Cornea 15:129-134, 1996.
  1. Korb DR, Greiner JV, and Glonek T: Tear film lipid layer formation: Implications for contact lens wear. Optom Vis Sci 73:189-192, 1996.
  1. Greiner JV, Glonek T, Korb DR, Booth R, Leahy CD: Phospholipids in meibomian gland secretion. Ophthalmic Res 28:44-49, 1996.
  1. Korb DR, Greiner JV: Increase in tear film lipid layer thickness following treatment of meibomian gland dysfunction. In Sullivan DA (ed): Lacrimal Gland, Tear Film and Dry Eye Syndromes: Basic Science Clinical Relevance. Tear film composition and biophysical properties. Adv Exp Med Biol 350:293-298, 1994.
  1. Korb DR: Tear film – contact lens interactions. In Sullivan DA (ed): Lacrimal Gland, Tear Film and Dry Eye Syndromes: Basic Science Clinical Relevance. Tear film composition and biophysical properties. Adv Exp Med Biol 350:403-410, 1994.
  1. Korb DR, Baron DF, Herman JP, Finnemore VM, Exford JM, Londono Hermosa J, Leahy CD, Glonek T, and Greiner JV: Tear film lipid layer thickness as at function of blinking. Cornea 13(4):354-359, 1994.
  1. Fowler SA, Korb DR, Finnemore VM, Ross RN, Allansmith MR. The surface of worn siloxane-PMMA gas permeable lenses: a scanning electron microscope study. CLAO J 1987; 13:259-263.
  1. Korb DR, Finnemore VM, Ross RN, Allansmith MR: Coatings on the surface of siloxane gas permeable lenses worn by keratoconic patients: A scanning electron microscope study. CLAO Journal 13(4):207-210, Jul-Aug 1987.
  1. Greiner JV, Weidman T, Korb DR, Allansmith MR: Histochemical analysis of secretory vesicles in nongoblet conjunctival epithelial cells. Acta Ophthalmologica 63:89-92, 1985.
  1. Fowler S, Korb DR, Allansmith MR: Deposits on soft contact lenses of various water contents. CLAO Journal 11(2): 124.127, Apr 1985.
  1. Greiner JV, Korb DR, Allansmith MR: Pathogenesis of contact lens papillary conjunctivitis. A hypothesis. In O’Conners, G. and Chandler, J.W. (eds): Proceedings of the Third International Symposium on the Immunology and Immunopathology of the Eye, 73:302-304,1984.
  1. Fowler SA, Korb DR, Finnemore VM, Allansmith MR: Surface deposits on worn hard contact lenses. Arch Ophthal 102(5):757-759, May 1984.
  1. Korb DR: Recent developments in fitting contact lenses for keratoconus. J Am Optom Assoc 55(3), Mar 1984.
  1. Korb DR, Greiner JV, Finnemore VM, Allansmith MR: Biomicroscopy of papillae associated with wearing of soft contact lenses. Br J Ophthal 67:733-736,1983.
  1. Korb DR, Greiner JV, Finnemore VM, Allansmith MR: Treatment of contact lenses with papain. Increase in wearing time in keratoconic patients with papillary conjunctivitis. Arch Ophthal 101:48-50, Jan 1983.
  1. Greiner JV, Korb DR, Covington HI, Peace DG, Allansmith MR: Human ocular mucus: A scanning electron microscopic study. Arch Ophthal 100:1614-1617, Oct 1982.
  1. Korb DR, Finnemore VM, Herman JP: Apical changes and scarring in keratoconus as related to contact lens fitting techniques. J Am Optom Assoc 53(3), Mar 1982.
  1. Korb DR, Allansmith MR, Greiner, JV, Henriquez AS, Herman JP, Richmond PP, Finnemore VM: Biomicroscopy of papillae associated with hard contact lens wearing. Ophthalmology 88:1132-1136, Nov 1981.
  1. Henriquez AS, Korb DR: Meibomian glands and contact lens wear. Br J Ophthal 65:108-111, 1981.
  1. Greiner JV, Kenyon KR, Henriquez AS, Korb DR, Weidman TA, Allansmith MR: Mucus secretory vesicles in conjunctival epithelial cells of wearers of contact lenses. Arch Ophthal 98:1843-1846, Oct 1980.
  1. Henriquez AS, Baird RS, Korb DR, Allansmith MR: Histology of hard and soft contact lens-associated giant papillary conjunctivitis. Ann Ophthal 12:929-933, 1980.
  1. Greiner JV, Gladstone L, Covington HI, Korb DR, Weidman TA, Allansmith MR: Branching microvilli in the human conjunctival epithelium. Arch Ophthal 98:1253-1255, 1980.
  1. Korb DR, Allansmith MR, Greiner JV, Henriquez AS, Richmond, PP, Finnemore VM: Prevalence of conjunctival changes in wearers of hard contact lenses. Am J Ophthal 90 (series 3, #3):336-341, Sept 1980.
  1. Korb DR, Richmond PP, Herman JP: Physiological response of the cornea to hydrogel lenses before and after cataract extraction. J Am Optom Assoc 51:267-270, Mar 1980.
  1. Korb DR, Henriquez AS: Meibomian gland dysfunction and contact lens intolerance. J Am Optom Assoc 51:243-251, Mar 1980.
  1. Korb DR, Herman JP: Corneal staining subsequent to sequential fluorescein instillations. J Am Optom Assoc 50:361-367, Mar 1979.
  1. Greiner JV, Covington HI, Korb DR, Allansmith MR: Conjunctiva in asymptomatic contact lens wearers. Am J Ophthal 86:403-413, 1978.
  1. Allansmith MR, Korb DR, Greiner JV: Giant papillary conjunctivitis induced by hard or soft contact lens wear: Quantitative histology. Ophthalmology 85:766-778, 1978.
  1. Allansmith MR, Korb DR, Greiner JV, Henriquez AS, Simon MA, Finnemore VM: Giant papillary conjunctivitis in contact lens wearers. Am J Ophthal 83:697-708, 1977.
  1. Korb DR, Korb JE: Fitting to achieve normal blinking and lid action. Intern’l CL Clinic 1:57-70, Fall 1974.
  1. Korb DR: The role of blinking in successful contact lens wear. Intern’l CL Clinic 1:57-70, Fall 1974.
  1. Silverman HI, Pazzano R, Korb DR, Kluza R: An investigation of a method of cold sterilization of hydrogel contact lenses by the use of a polyvinylpyrrolidone-iodine complex. J Am Optom Assoc 44:1040-1046, Oct 1973.
  1. Korb DR: Edematous corneal formations. J Am Optom Assoc 44(3), Mar 1973.
  1. Korb DR, Refojo M, Silverman HI: Clinical evaluation of a new fluorescent dye for hydrogel lenses. J Am Optom Assoc 43;321-326, Mar 1972.
  1. Korb DR, Exford JM: Central circular clouding. J Am Optom Assoc: A Decade of Progress in Contact Lenses 42, Mar 1971.
  1. Korb DR, Korb JE: A new concept in contact lens design—Parts I and II. J Am Optom Assoc 41(12):1023-1032, Dec. 1970.
  1. Korb DR: Preparing the visually handicapped person for motor vehicle operation. Am J Optom / Arch Am A Optom 47:619-628, Aug 1970.
  1. Korb DR, Exford JM: A study of three and nine o’clock staining after unilateral lens removal. J Am Optom Assoc 41:233-236, Mar 1970.
  1. Korb DR, Exford Korb, JM: Corneal staining prior to contact lens wearing. J Am Optom Assoc 41:228-232, Mar 1970.
  1. Lo J-R, Silverman HI, Korb DR: Studies on cleaning solutions for contact lenses. J Am Optom Assoc 40:1106-1109, Nov 1969.
  1. Korb DR: Invitation to Education. Am J Optom / Arch Am A Optom 46:696-698, Sept 1969.
  1. Korb DR: A simplified procedure for prescribing low vision reading lenses. J Am Optom Assoc 40:812-818, Aug 1969.
  1. Korb DR, Exford JM: The phenomenon of central circular clouding. J Am Optom Assoc 39:223-230, Mar 1968.
  1. Korb DR: Techniques to achieve centration with prism corneal contact lenses. Encycl CL Prac IV, Append B 117-123, 1963.
  1. Korb DR: Corneal transparency with emphasis on the phenomenon of central circular clouding. Encycl CL Prac: IV, Append B, 106-116, 1963.
  1. Korb DR: Recent developments in contact lenses-recent developments in the observation of the cornea-lens relationship. Encycl CL Prac 10, Suppl 18:98-101, Sept 1962.
  1. Korb DR: Recent developments in contact lenses—a survey of current fitting techniques for prism ballast corneal contact lenses. Encycl CL Prac: Recent Devel Sec, III, Suppl 17:88-97, July 1962.
  1. Korb DR: The evolution of fenestrated corneal lenses. Penn Optom XXII:29-30, May/June 1962.
  1. Korb DR: Recent developments in edge contours and edge thickness with specific reference on measurement with an edge thickness gauge. Encycl CL Prac: Recent Devel Sec in Suppl 16:77-87, May 1962.
  1. Korb DR: Recent developments in prism ballast lenses. Encycl CL Prac: Recent Devel Sec in Suppl, 15:67-71, Mar 1962.
  1. Korb DR: Recent advances in contact lens fenestration. Encycl CL Prac: Recent Development Section 111:58-66, Jan 1962.
  1. Korb DR, Filderman IP: A new approach to contact lens ventilation. Optom Weekly 52(49):2375-2380, Dec 1961.
  1. Korb DR: A preliminary report on continuing performance of toric inner surface contact lenses. Contacto 5(10), Oct 1961.
  1. Korb DR: Application of multiple micro holes. J Am Optom Assoc: Contact Lens News & Views 32(11):891-892, June 1961.
  1. Korb DR: Corneal contact lenses with toric optical zones and spherical or toric peripheral zones. Encycl CL Practice: Chap. 9:16-64, May 1961.
  1. Korb DR: A preliminary report on toric contact lenses. Optometric Weekly 51(48):2501-2505, Dec 1960.

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  • PRINCIPAL AWARDS AND HONORS
    • Inventor’s Award, National Inventors Hall of Fame, 1977. Invention of the first membrane contact lens.
    • Person of Vision of Year Award, Massachusetts Society for Prevention of Blindness, March 1983
    • Contact Lens Person of the Year, Contact Lens Section, American Optometric Association, 1985
    • Schapero Memorial Lecturer, Section on Contact Lenses, American Academy of Optometry, 1985
    • Dr. William Feinbloom Award for Advancement of Visual Science and Clinical Excellence, American
    Academy of Optometry, December 1986
    • First Memorial Morton D. Sarver Lecturer, School of Optometry, Univ. of California, Berkeley, 1987
    • John C. Neill Memorial Lecturer, Pennsylvania College of Optometry, May 1988
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    • New England Council of Optometrists, Contact Lens Achievement Award, March 1989
    • Meredith Morgan Lecturer, School of Optometry, University of California, Berkeley, 1993
    • Founder’s Award, Contact Lens and Cornea Section, American Academy of Optometry, 1994
    • Professor Montague Ruben Research Medal, International Society for Contact Lens Research, 1995
    • Regents’ Lecturer, University of California, Berkeley, 1995-1996
    • Kenneth W. Bell Medal, Contact Lens Society of Australia, Sydney, Australia, October 1996
    • Donald R. Korb Medal for Excellence, established by the Contact Lens Section, American Optometric
    Association, 2000 (An annual Award since 2000)
    • Dr. Josef Dallos Award, Contact Lens Manufacturers Association, 2001
    • Distinguished Service Award, Massachusetts Society of Optometry, 2001
    • Bronstein Memorial Award for Contact Lens Achievement, Arizona Optometric Association, 2005
    • Bausch & Lomb Visionary Award, 2005
    • Pioneers’ Lecture, British Contact Lens Association, November, 2005
    • Distinguished Service Award, New England College of Optometry, Alumni Association, 2007
    • National Optometry Hall of Fame, inducted as member 2007
    • University of Houston College of Optometry Award for Distinguished Research on the Cornea and
    Contact Lenses, 2008
    • Inaugural Award and Honors Lecture, International Society of Contact Lens Specialists, 2009
    • Springer Honors Lecture, University of Alabama at Birmingham, School of Optometry, 2009
    • Eminent Service Award, American Academy of Optometry, 2009
    • BCLA Medal, British Contact Lens Association, 2010
    • Duke Medical School, Dept of Ophthalmology. Invited Lecture – A New Paradigm for Dry Eye, 2011
    • University of California, Berkeley, School of Optometry, Thomas H. Peters Memorial Lecturer, 2011
    • Presidential Medal, New England College of Optometry , 2013
    • Award of Excellence, Global Specialty Lens Symposium, 2014
    • Berkeley Hall of Fame, School of Optometry, Univ. of Cal, , Berkeley, CA., induction as member 2014