MD, MS/OD, President of Wenzhou Medical University, China

Prof. Lu Fan graduated from WMU in 1986, majoring in general medicine. Following graduation, she completed a residency in ophthalmology at the affiliated hospital. In 1991, Prof. Lu Fan completed a master’s degree in Optics and Ophthalmology. She later attended the New England of College of Optometry (NECO), becoming the first graduate of the joint MS/OD program offered by NECO and WMU. After her doctor of optometry (OD) degree in 2002, Prof. Lu Fan returned to China to help pioneer the establishment of optometry as a medical discipline in the country. She was the recipient of the 2002 China National Award for Outstanding Women. 

Prof. Lu Fan has been involved extensively with the advancement of eye care and optometric education in China, training leaders in medical education and the health care system. In May 2010, she was given an honorary doctor of science degree from the New England College of Optometry in recognition of her contribution and advancement of the profession of optometry in China. In October 2015, she was appointed president of WMU. Prior to this, she served as the vice president of WMU and director in the eye hospital. Prof. Lu Fan also plays a prominent role in research at the Affiliated Eye Hospital and the China National Optometry Research Center. Her research focuses on vision functions, refractive surgery, contact lenses and refractive techniques in myopic children. Prof. Lu Fan has authored several publications in relation to these research fields.


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