Congratulations to Dr Carol Lakkis our 2020 Alumnus Award winner.
Carol has made outstanding contributions to Optometry in Australia and internationally. She has represented and led the profession in a range of roles. She completed her PhD degree at the University of Melbourne in 1999. She worked also as Assistant Clinical Professor and Research Scientist in the School of Optometry at the University of California, Berkeley with Professor Suzanne Fleiszig. She was appointed to the position of Director of Research of Clinical Vision Research Australia in 2002, a Division of the Australian College of Optometry.
In 2010 she became head of applied clinical sciences within the contact lens research and development group at Johnson & Johnson Vision. She is an adjunct professor at the University of Houston as well as Director of iBiomedical Consulting (Jacksonville, Florida). She has made significant contributions to growing knowledge of contact lens-related infection and inflammation, disinfection and discomfort and the therapeutic management of ocular diseases. She continues to be a passionate advocate of eye health and eye safety. Thank you, Carol, for all your efforts.