Carly Lam, PhD, MSc

School of Optometry, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China

Professor Carly Lam joined the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 1986. She completed her Bachelors and Masters degrees at University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (The University of Manchester), UK. She obtained her PhD from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. She was appointed Head of School in 2007 and served till 2013.

Carly’s teaching interest is in the area of pediatric optometry, binocular vision anomalies and vision therapy.  As one of the founding members of the Centre for Myopia Research in the School of Optometry, Carly has a long-standing research interest in myopia and has published over 45 papers in this topic. 

Carly has served as the editorial board member of the Clinical and Experimental Optometry from 2008 till 2013. She is currently the editorial board member of the Journal of Optometry & Visual Performance. She is also a board member of the Grant Review Board, Food and Health Bureau, Government Secretariat, The Government of Hong Kong SAR. 

Carly received the College of Optometrists Research Excellence Award in 2015, named OPO Bernard Gilmartin Award in November 2015. It is an award to recognize the highly regard publication in the Journal of Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics in the last 5 years.