Dr. Joseph Barr, vice president, Global Clinical & Medical Affairs and Professional Services, Vision Care for Bausch & Lomb, has been named the 2008 recipient of the prestigious EFCLIN Award for his outstanding contributions to the contact lens industry.
The European Federation of the Contact Lens Industry (EFCLIN), whose membership includes international contact lens manufacturers and suppliers, champions education and maintenance of the highest level of professional services within the contact lens industry.
Each year, EFCLIN recognises a dedicated individual whose selfless contributions have made a lasting and positive effect on the industry and Dr. Barr was chosen for his continued commitment to education and for his many professional publications and lectures by which he has advanced the fitting of contact lenses.
Dr. Barr has devoted his career to professional education as well as research and development. He is an emeritus professor of Optometry and Vision Science at The Ohio State University and was the director of the Collaborative Longitudinal Evaluation in Keratoconus Photography Reading Centre. He previously served as chairman of the Section on Cornea and Contact Lenses of the American Academy of Optometry.
Prior to joining Bausch & Lomb in July 2007 as vice president, global research and development, Vision Care, he served as the associate dean for Clinical Services and Professional Program at The Ohio State University College of Optometry.