Pauline Cho is a Professor of the School of Optometry of PolyU (Hong Kong). She obtained her Bachelor of Optometry at the University of New South Wales, Australia and her PhD at the University of Bradford, UK. She also obtained her Master in Professional, Vocational and Higher Education at PolyU in 2003.

She has published over 150 papers on tears and contact lenses and is a frequent invited speaker at international, regional, and local conferences.

She was the recipient of the Research Excellence Grand Award of PolyU’s Distinguish Knowledge Transfer Excellence Awards 2012, for outstanding achievement in clinical research on myopia control and contact lenses. She was also the winner of the Highest International Consultancy Award and Most Valued Project Award at PolyU’s PTeC's Outstanding Professional Services Awards 2014 and Merit award for Highest International Consultancy in 2016.

She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and British Contact Lens Association, the immediate Past President and founding member of The Hong Kong Academy of Orthokeratology, Hong Kong Cornea & Contact Lens Society. She is also an Associate Editor of the journal “Contact Lens and Anterior Eye”.