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Dr Paul Gifford


Research scientist, industry innovator, educational author.

Paul graduated from City University, London, England in 1995; completed his Masters with distinction in 2005 and was awarded his PhD in hyperopic orthokeratology and contact lens optics in 2009 from the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Sydney, Australia. Paul’s experience includes every facet of the optometry profession, from clinical practice to academia, research and industry. He holds over 40 peer reviewed and professional publications, and has presented more than 40 conference lectures in Australia and internationally. Paul holds three professional fellowships; and has been conferred two prestigious research awards from the British Contact Lens Association, along with seven other research awards during his PhD, and two post-doctorate research grants. He holds an adjunct academic position at UNSW and consults to contact lens industry on projects relating to product and systems design and software solutions including machine learning.

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Kang P, GIFFORD P, Swarbrick H. Can manipulation of orthokeratology lens parameters modify peripheral refraction? Optom Vis Sci 2013;90:1237-48

Maseedupally V, GIFFORD P, Lum E, Swarbrick H. Central and paracentral corneal curvature changes during orthokeratology. Optom Vis Sci 2013;90:1249-58.

GIFFORD P, Li M, Lu H, Miu J, Panjaya M, Swarbrick HA. Corneal versus ocular aberrations after overnight orthokeratology. Optom Vis Sci 2013;90:439-47.

GIFFORD P, Cannon T, Lee C, Lee D, Lee HF, Swarbrick HA. Ocular aberrations and visual function with multifocal versus single vision soft contact lenses. Contact Lens Ant Eye 2013;36:66-73.

GIFFORD P, Swarbrick HA. Refractive changes from hyperopic orthokeratology in presbyopes. Optom Vis Sci; 2013;90:306.

Northey LC, GIFFORD P, Boneham GC. Comparison of Topcon optical coherence tomography and ultrasound pachymetry. Optom Vis Sci 2012; 89:1708-14.

GIFFORD P, Swarbrick HA. Repeatability of internal aberrometry with a new simultaneous capture aberrometer/corneal topographer. Optom Vis Sci 2012;89:929-38.

GIFFORD P, Alharbi A, Swarbrick HA. Corneal thickness changes in hyperopic orthokeratology measured by optical pachometry. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 2011;52: 3648-53.

Kang P, GIFFORD P, McNamara P, Wu J, Yeo S, Vong B, Swarbrick HA. Peripheral Refraction in Caucasians and East Asians. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 2011;51: 6059-65.

GIFFORD P, Swarbrick HA. The effect of treatment zone diameter on hyperopic orthokeratology. Ophthalmic Physiol Opt 29: 2009;584-92.

GIFFORD P, Au V, Hon B, Siu A, Xu P, Swarbrick HA. Mechanism for corneal reshaping in hyperopic orthokeratology. Optom Vis Sci 2009;86: 306-11.

GIFFORD P, Swarbrick HA. Time course of corneal topographic changes in the first week of hyperopic orthokeratology. Optom Vis Sci 85: 2008;1165-71.

GIFFORD P, Evans BJ, Morris J. A clinical evaluation of Systane. CLAE J 2006;29: 31-40.