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Ralph Chou

Ralph Chou MSc, OD, FAAO

Editor-in-Chief, Canadian Journal of Optometry, President, Science Teachers Association of Ontario, Professor Emeritus School of Optometry and Vision Science, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Dr. B. Ralph Chou is Professor Emeritus of Optometry & Vision Science at the University of Waterloo.  Dr. Chou's research is in the area of industrial and environmental eye protection, with special interest in analysis of, and protection from optical radiation and impact hazards.  He has been a consultant to industry and the Canadian government on eye protection against ultraviolet radiation, and published many articles on sunglasses and sun protection.  He is well known for his work on the impact resistance of spectacle lens and frame materials.  Dr. Chou is a member of the Technical Subcommittee on Eye Protection of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).  He currently serves as Chair of the Technical Committee on Industrial Eye and Face Protection of the Canadian Standards Association, President of the Science Teachers Association of Ontario, and Editor-in-Chief of the Canadian Journal of Optometry.

Recent Contributions to PracticeUpdate:

  1. Ultraviolet Exposure and Impact Resistance of Ophthalmic Lenses