Michael Read

Michael Read, BSc, PhD


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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.


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Christabel Pankhurst Institute


  • Tear Film
  • Contact Lenses, Cornea
  • Image Analysis
  • Instrument Development
  • Clinical Trials


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  • Irving Fatt Memorial Award

    Read, Michael (Recipient), 30 May 2015

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