Edward S. Bennett, OD, MSEd,
Special Contributor and
Dr. Ed Bennett is widely recognized for his expertise in contact lenses and serves as the executive director of the Gas Permeable (GP) Lens Institute, which is the educational division of the Contact Lens Manufacturers Association. He is also the director of student services and co-chief of the Contact Lens Service at the University of Missouri St. Louis College of Optometry, where he is an associate professor. He is a past chair of the Association of Optometric Contact Lens Educators.
Dr. Bennett researches gas permeable contact lenses, including bifocal designs, lens comfort and the use of GP lenses in orthokeratology. He has participated in more than 100 contact lens clinical studies and has authored more than 200 publications, including 10 textbooks. He also has lectured at more than 200 scientific and continuing education symposia.
Dr. Bennett is clinical features editor for Contact Lens Spectrum. He also is contributing editor for Review of Cornea and Contact Lenses and for Ophthalmic Drug Facts and Comparisons. He is an editorial board member for 20/20 International and for Optometric Management, and an editorial review board member for Review of Optometry, New OD and Vision Care Products News. Dr. Bennett is a past consulting editor for the Journal of the American Optometric Association and past editorial board member for International Contact Lens Clinic.
Dr. Bennett received his degrees in optometry and educational psychology from the Indiana University Schools of Optometry and Education, respectively. He is a diplomate of the American Academy of Optometry, for which he also is vice chair of the Cornea and Contact Lens Section.