The director of the Centre for Ocular Research & Education (CORE, formerly CCLR) at the University of Waterloo’s school of optometry and vision science, Dr Lyndon Jones, has been appointed to the Tear Film & Ocular Surface Society’s (TFOS) board of directors.
Dr Jones was involved with the TFOS DEWS II report, with a seat on the harmonisation committee and chair of the management and therapy sub-committee.
In addition to his role as director of CORE, Dr Jones is a professor and research chair at the Canadian university.
Speaking about his appointment, Dr Jones said it was “an honour to join the TFOS board of directors and humbling to serve alongside some of the most brilliant minds in our field.”
“The work of this organisation has been instrumental in advancing not only research regarding the ocular surface, but its application in clinical settings, creating meaningful benefits for scientists, eye care professionals and patients alike,” he added.
Dr Jones’ research interests focus on the interaction of novel and existing contact lens materials with the ocular environment, dry eye and the development of novel materials for ocular drug delivery.
TFOS executive director, Amy Gallant Sullivan, said: “We look forward to leveraging Lyndon’s energy, deep subject matter expertise, and track record of ground breaking collaboration with the most prominent and insightful members of the ocular science and clinical communities.”