Alan Saks, a third generation Optometrist, has served multiple terms as President of Contact Lens Societies, arranged numerous conferences, served on Education Committees, as examiner in Contact Lenses and Clinical Optometry and lectured to Ophthalmology Registrars.

Alan has served on the editorial boards of journals and as editor and photographic director of NZ AutoCar and more recently as editor of mivision, Australasia’s leading ophthalmic journal. He is a board member of the Asia Pacific Contact Lens Journal and an Advisory Board member for Johnson and Johnson Vision Care, since 1987.

He’s developed websites, writes, presents and consults on digital/social media and IT matters.

His columns In Contact, mizone, micontact and Saks on Eyes are well read and respected and subscribed to the world over.

Alan enjoys exploring the boundaries of contact lenses, always seeking to improve long-term results and maintain corneal integrity. He embraces new technologies and has pushed for higher Dk lenses, safer systems and enhanced performance, for over thirty years.

Alan has written for journals, websites and industry and taken part in clinical trials, workshops and international panels.

He enjoys writing and presenting, delivers keynote lectures and engages leaders of optometry in debates. He has diverse interests, combining some of these presenting at ski conferences.