Dr. Mountford Dip. App. Sc., FAAO, FVCO,
John Mountford graduated from the Optometry program at the Queensland
University of Technology in 1975. He entered private practice and specializes in
advanced contact lens applications for keratoconus, post keratoplasty and
refractive surgery, pediatric aphakia, cosmetic and corrective PMMA and gas
permeable sclerals and orthokeratology.
He has published research papers on Silicone lenses, Polarized biomicroscopy,
gas permeable scleral lenses and the corneal responses to orthokeratology in
peer review journals. He has also published a chapter on orthokeratology in the
4th edition of Phillips and Speedwells “Contact Lenses” and is
currently writing a definitive text-book on orthokeratology for
He is a Visiting Lecturer in contact lenses to the QUT, University of New
South Wales Master of Optometry Course (Advanced Contact Lens Studies) and a
subject contributor to the Advanced Clinical Optometry course at the University
of Melbourne. He has lectured world-wide on contact lenses and orthokeratology,
and is the first Optometrist ever invited to lecture at a conference of the
Royal Australian College of Ophthalmologists.
He received the prestigious Hamlyn R Brier Award for Clinical Excellence from
the Queensland OAA, and is the only private practitioner to ever receive a
research award from the National Cornea and Contact Lens Research
He is the President of the Orthokeratology Society of Australia, and a Past
President of the Contact Lens Society, both for Queensland and Australia.
He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, the Victorian College of
Optometry and a Foundation Fellow of the Contact Lens Society.
- Mountford. J.A An Analysis of the changes in corneal shape and refractive
error induced by acclerated orthokeratology: ICLC 24: July/August, 1997.
- Mountford. J.A. Retention and Regression of orthokeratology with Time.
ICLC. Vol 25: March/April 1998.
- Mountford. J. A. Orthokeratology. Chapter 19 in Contact Lenses,
4th Ed. Phillips
- Carkeet,N.L., Mountford, J.A., Carney, L.G.( 1995). Predicting success with
orthokeratology lens wear: A retrospective analysis of Ocular characteristics.
Opt.Vis. Sc., 72:12, 892-898.
Dr. Don Noack, Dip Opt. (W.A.)
Graduated in optometry from U. of Western Australia and practiced for many
years in his home town of Perth. Dr. Noack is quick to point out that he is a
“Western” Australian as opposed to a “Easterner”.
His interests in contact lens design and development drew him into the
manufacturing field where he has spent many years with a number of companies
around the world. In addition, Dr. Noack has owned his own contact lens
manufacturing labs in Australia over the years.
Dr. Noack is well known in the manufacturing field for many of his contact
lens designs dating back to the 70’s, many of which are still in production
today. He also has a keen interest in computers and was one of the first
manufacturers to develop software specifically for contact lens design and
Today Dr. Noack maintains a private practice in Brisbane, AU. In addition, he
serves as a technical consultant to a contact lens manufacturing company also in
Brisbane. However, it may be argued that Dr. Noack spends most of his time with
the BE. He is responsible for delevloping the BE algorithms and continues to focus
his efforts on improving the system as a whole.