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Dr Thomas Lam completed his undergraduate training with first class honours in Optometry from PolyU. He was awarded a PhD scholarship to pursue his study on proteomics and animal myopia. He is among the first to pursue global retinal protein profiling and novel protein regulations in the chick myopia model using a mass spectrometry approach. Dr Lam started his academic career in 2008 as a Lecturer in the School of Optometry in PolyU and obtained his first competitive research grant from the RGC in the following year. In 2010, he relocated to Singapore and helped establish the first BSc Optometry degree programme offered by the University of Manchester (UK). He returned to Hong Kong in 2012 and he is currently an Associate Professor of the School of Optometry. 

Dr Lam has a good mix of academic and clinical experience. He obtained his fellowship of American Academy of Optometry (FAAO) in 2009. He has more than 10 years’ experience in clinical supervision in various optometry clinics locally and overseas. He also actively serves in the profession as an editorial board member of international journals, an organizing committee member of international conferences, a councilor of The Hong Kong Society of Professional Optometrists (HKSPO), and a member of The Optometrists Board. 

Research interests

  • Myopia
  • Proteomics
  • Visual optics
  • Retina
  • Dry Eye

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Bachelor of Science in Optometry, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University


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