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Michael Ward

Job TitleMMSc, FAAO

Company NameWard


Michael A. Ward, MMSc, FAAO, FCLSA Michael A. Ward, MMSc, FAAO, FCLSA, FSLS Michael Ward is a Past President of the Contact Lens Society of America, and recently retired Instructor in Ophthalmology and Director of the Emory Contact Lens Service at Emory University School of Medicine. He is a recipient of numerous honors and awards, including Practitioner of the Year, 2014 by the GPLI/Contact Lens Manufacturer's Association, and most recently honored in 2018 by AOA's CLCS as a Legend of Optometry. Michael achieved his Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology from the University of Washington with an undergraduate thesis in ocular microbiology. He earned his Master of Medical Science degree from Emory University. He conducted ophthalmic research at the University of Washington and the University of Chicago prior to joining the Emory University School of Medicine faculty and director of the Emory Contact Lens Service. He is an Honored Fellow of the Contact Lens Society of America, a Fellow of the Cornea, Contact Lens and Refractive Technologies section of the American Academy of Optometry, and a Fellow of the Scleral Lens Education Society. Michael is a consultant to industry, a frequent national and international speaker, and an author of many publications. Areas of interest include ocular microbiology, contact lens care, irregular astigmatism/keratoconus, ocular surface disease and scleral lens design. E-mail:

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