Dr Paul Gifford

Adjunct Senior Lecturer




Paul Gifford was awarded his PhD in 2009 from the Research in Orthokeratology (ROK) group, UNSW for his research investigating novel applications of orthokeratology contact lenses to temporarily mold corneal shape to correct vision. He then completed a post-doctorate with the same group to investigate correction of presbyopia using orthokeratology. Paul’s primary research interest is the visual optics of orthokeratology, particularly in relation to the correction of hyperopia and presbyopia, and use in myopia control. He currently divides his time between continued research with the Research in Orthokeratology group at UNSW, practice based research and consulting to industry on all aspects of contact lens design.