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Research Profile

Dr Heiko Pult 


Career Profile

I am an Optometrist with about 15 years experience in clinical practice, as well as in clinical science. Since 1998, I have been the CEO of the 'Horst Riede GmbH' clinical practice in Weinheim, Germany.   I am also the head of Optometry and Vision Research (OVR), Weinheim, where I am a consultant, investigator and lecturer for several optical companies, research groups and schools.

Awards and Prizes

  •  2009 Peter Abel Award, German Contact Lens & Optometry Association (VDCO)
    Pult H., Purslow C., Murphy P.J.:  
  • 2008  Dr Schamberger Award,  bestowed by the VDCO
    Michel M, Sickenberger W, Pult H. The Effectiveness of Questionnaires in the Determination of Contact Lens Induced Dry Eye.
  • 2007 awarded by the ministry of Baden-Württemberg, Germany for exemplary scientific networking and social commitment
  • 1993 awarded by the ministry of Bavaria, Germany for outstanding social engagement in Optometry in Burkina Faso/West Africa  

Memberships / External Activities

 Membership
  • Association of Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)  
  • Tear Film and Ocular Surface Society (TFOS)
  • Vereinigung deutscher Conatctlinsen Spezialisten und Optometristen (VDCO)
Founder Member

European Academy of Optometry and Optics (EAOO)  

Fellow
  • American Academy of Optometry (FAAO)
  • British Contact Lens Association (FBCLA) 
  • European Academy of Optometry and Optics (FEAOO)

Teaching Profile

  •  Honorary Research Fellow of the School of Optometry and Visions Sciences, Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK
  • Visiting Research Fellow of the Contact Lens and Anterior Eye Research (CLAER) Unit, Cardiff, UK
  • Faculty member at the Vision Care Institute, Johnson & Johnson, Prague, Czech Republic
  • Invited guest lecturer at national and international schools
  • Lecturer at Wales Optometry Postgraduate Education Center (WOPEC), Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK