About the Inventor
Paul Rose was educated at Auckland University, New Zealand, graduating in Optometry in 1967 and again in 1969 with a BSc in Psychology and Mathematics.
He has served on the Council of the New Zealand Society of Contact Lens Practitioners for a period of ten years including a term as president.
Paul is a recognized international speaker at optical conferences, having spoken on a variety of subjects including keratoconus lenses, case contamination, solution sensitivity and contact lens fitting including post graft, piggy-back lenses and aphakic lenses for babies.
He specializes in keratoconus patients and is the designer of the Rose K lens. Paul Rose and Peter Walker currently consult with keratoconus patients at Visique Rose Optometrists in Hamilton, New Zealand.
In 2000, Paul was awarded the Creative Design and Process Award for his Rose K design from the Contact Lens Manufacturers Association (CLMA) of America and in 2007, he was awarded the European Federation of Contact Lens Industry (EFCLIN) Technology Award for his work in the field of contact lens design for the irregular cornea.