Dr Michael Read is the New Technologies Manager at Eurolens Research, The University of Manchester, United Kingdom. In this capacity he is responsible for liaising with the contact lens industry and managing clinical and laboratory research projects within the group. In 2010, He completed his PhD which investigated the influence of surface characteristics on the clinical performance of silicone hydrogel contact materials. He is a member of the College of Optometrist and worked for 5 years in primary care practice prior to his PhD studies. He is the author of several peer-reviewed papers and has lectured internationally, primarily relating to contact lens surfaces and their interaction with the ocular environment.