Alan Laird Lewis

Alan Laird Lewis

Alan graduated from the Massachusetts College of Optometry (Doctor of Optometry) and, after active duty in the Navy, from The Ohio State University (Ph.D. in Physiological Optics). He served 20 years as Professor and Director of Graduate Studies at the SUNY College of Optometry in New York City, then 8 years as Dean of the Michigan College of Optometry and 9 years as President and Professor at the New England College of Optometry in Boston. Alan’s research activities included basic and clinical electrophysiology of vision and psychophysics of visual performance with emphasis on color vision, aging effects, and glare. Now an IES Fellow, he has been a member since 1971 and was IES President from 2005-2006. He has over 15 years of experience in Standards as a member of numerous IES committees, a member and chair of the Commission on Ophthalmic Standards of the American Optometric Association, and as twice President of the U.S. National Committee of the International Commission on Illumination (USNC-CIE).