Steve’s recent years were spent as Executive Officer, Global R&D & Chief Technical Officer of Menicon Co., Ltd. He has over 40 years of experience in the contact lens industry, particularly in the area of manufacturing and lens design. He holds numerous patents in the fields of complex and high order aberration managed contact lens designs, manufacturing methods, materials and contact lens packaging. He was responsible for Menicon’s global research and development and product development. He is interested in smart devices and AR and how they may impact both visual and neural development and functionality.