Congratulations to Prof. Chi-ho To, CEVR COO and Deputy Scientific Director receives an Outstanding Alumni Award from PolyU School of Optometry 2023 today. The Outstanding Alumni Award of PolyU School of Optometry (SO) aims to give public recognition to the outstanding graduates of the School for their professional achievements and significant contributions to the community and their alma mater.
Prof. To is a visionary leader and innovator. He has made remarkable contributions to PolyU and SO. Under his leadership as Head from September 2013 to September 2022, SO grew from strength to strength. SO’s research impact is ranked highest in Asia and 15th globally (Nathan Efron, 2021).
Chiho’s unfailing dedication to discovering unforeseen opportunities has benefitted the myopia population. His research team’s invention of the Defocus Incorporated Soft Contact (#DISC) lenses and the Defocus Incorporated Multiple Segment (#DIMS) spectacle lens, which can effectively slow the progression rate of #myopia among school children by 60%, earned them several international awards including the awards at the International Exhibition of Inventions in 2011 and 2018.