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Professor James Wolffsohn named ‘world expert’ in contact lenses

Algorithms used by Expertscape placed the Aston University academic in the top 0.1% of scholars writing about contact lenses

James Wolffsohn
Aston University

The head of optometry at Aston University has been named a ‘world expert’ in contact lenses by medical expertise ranking platform, Expertscape.

Professor James Wolffsohn was placed in the top 0.1% of scholars writing about contact lenses over the past decade.

Expertscape also listed Wolffsohn as one of the top three scholars internationally on the topic of presbyopia.

The ranking was compiled by applying algorithms to the PubMed database.

Wolffsohn has published more than 280 peer reviewed academic papers and delivered numerous international presentations.

Responding to the recognition, he shared: “I am delighted that our research in the field of contact lenses and presbyopia has had the desired impact and is widely read and cited.”

“Working together with colleagues in industry, we are able to accelerate product innovation, development and validation, leading to enhanced quality of life in patients,” Wolffsohn added.

Key areas of research that Wolffsohn has investigated include the development and evaluation of ophthalmic instrumentation, contact lenses, intraocular lenses and the tear film.