Nathan Efron, BScOptom, PhD, DSc, FAAO, FIACLE, FCCLSA, FBCLA, FACO is a research professor at the School of Optometry and Vision Science, Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia. An award-winning lecturer and author in optometry and ophthalmology, he is the author of Contact Lens Complications, 3rd Edition.
Before joining the staff at the Queensland University of Technology, Dr. Efron was the Head of Department at the University of Manchester, where he was admitted to the degree of Doctor of Science. He served as Dean of Research from 2001-2004. Dr. Efron completed his Bachelor of Science (Optometry) and PhD at the University of Melbourne in 1981, and performed post-doctoral studies in at the University of California at Berkeley and the University of New South Wales, Australia.
Among the honors Dr. Efron has received for his work are the Gold Medal of the British Contact Lens Association, the Optician journal’s ‘Contribution to Optics’ award (UK), and the Max Schapero Memorial Lecture Award, given for a significant contribution to the cornea and contact lens field. He is a past president of the British Contact Lens Association and the Contact Lens Society of Australia.
Dr. Efron’s current research involves an investigation of novel non-invasive ophthalmic markers of diabetic neuropathy. He lectures extensively worldwide, particularly on the subject of ocular response to contact lens wear. He has authored over 650 scientific papers, abstracts and textbook chapters, and has written or served as editor for nine books.