CONTACT LENS HISTORY
THE UK PIONEERS
Freddie Burnett Hodd (1911-1999)
Frederick (Freddie) Arthur Burnett Hodd came from an
optical family and received an honours diploma from Northampton Polytechnic in
1939. He achieved a distinguished
career in optics although plans to join his father's practice in Moorgate were
interrupted by the war. He enlisted
in the army as a private, served in
He started fitting contact lenses in the 1950s, sometimes
using the consulting room set up by George Nissel in central
Burnett Hodd was President of the British Optical
Association in 1968-69 and 1977-78 and instrumental in its change to the current
'Clinical Experience in Fitting Microlenses', Brit. J. Physiol. Optics, October 1958.
'A Design Study of Bifocal Lenses', Ophthal. Opt, 3 May - 28 June 1969.
'Contact lens Performance in Different climates', (with Rocher, P.) OT, 31 Jan 1994.
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