Obituary: Maurice Zack

Optometrist and practice founder, Maurice Zack, has died at the age of 86

Maurice celebrating being made a Freeman of the City of London, presented by the Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers

It is with sadness that OT announces the death of optometrist, practice founder, and contact lens specialist, Maurice Zack, aged 86.

Zack graduated in 1959 with diplomas from the British Optical Association and the Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers.

He went on to specialise in contact lens practice at City University and the London Refraction Hospital, gaining the advanced diploma of the British Optical Association in 1966.

Zack started his own practice, Zacks’ London Eye Clinic, in 1968 in Warren Street in central London, where the practice remains to date.

Independent prescribing optometrist, Jonathan Cohen, current owner-director of Zacks’ London Eye Clinic, shared in a tribute: “Widely respected as a contact lens specialist, committed to research and development, Maurice performed numerous clinical trials, published several clinical papers, and lectured at both UK and international meetings.”

Zack remained an active member of the International Society of Contact Lens Specialists and the British Contact Lens Association, until his retirement at the end of 2013.

“The kindest man, loved by all, he will be remembered and missed by friends, colleagues, and patients,” Cohen said.

Zack leaves behind his wife of 57 years, Coral, his children, and grandchildren.