Philip Morgan (host)

Head of Optometry at The University of Manchester, UK

Philip Morgan is Professor of Optometry, Head of Optometry, Deputy Head of the Division of Pharmacy and Optometry, and Director of Eurolens Research at The University of Manchester. He is also Adjunct Professor at UNSW Sydney. His main research interests relate to the clinical performance of contact lenses and he teaches on the same subject area at undergraduate and postgraduate level. He has managed an annual international survey of contact lens prescribing trends since 1996.

Philip is President of both the International Association of Contact Lens Educators and the Manchester Statistical Society, and is Immediate Past President of the International Society for Contact Lens Research. He is an honorary member of the UK Association of Contact Lens Manufacturers, a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and the British Contact Lens Association, and a member of the UK College of Optometrists. Philip was the BCLA Medallist in 2014, BCLA Pioneer’s Lecturer in 2015 and the winner of the 2019 Max Schapero Award of the American Academy of Optometry. He is a past chairman and secretary of the Northern Optometric Society in Manchester, and is the co-ordinator of the UK optometry electronic mail forum. He has authored over 200 papers, primarily relating to the clinical performance of contact lenses and the nature of the UK and international contact lens markets, and has spoken about his work in more than 30 countries worldwide.

Philip is married to optometrist Sarah Morgan and they have two children.

On the programme
Together with his wife and optometrist Sarah Morgan, Philip will be the host of this year’s conference. With their extensive knowledge and experience in optometry, they’ll lead the Clinical Talk shows on both days. Next to this, Philip will join the panel discussion on the future of contact lenses on Monday 4 October.

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