Dr. Jackson Lau obtained his Doctor of Optometry and Bachelors degree in Molecular and Cell Biology from the University of California, Berkeley. He then completed a residency in Cornea and Contact lenses at the Illinois Eye Institute. There, he served as clinical faculty, conducted research on dry eyes and scleral contact lenses, and lectured on topics of corneal disease, myopia control and specialty contact lenses. He has extensive experience working with world-renowned corneal specialists at the Illinois Eye Institute and the University of Chicago Department of Ophthalmology. Dr. Lau has earned distinction as a Fellow of the Scleral Lens Education Society (FSLS), having treated hundreds of patients with keratoconus, corneal transplants, and severe dry eyes using scleral contact lenses. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and is a member of the American Academy of Orthokeratology and Myopia Control. Dr. Lau is particularly interested in utilizing advanced computer-generated designs for fully-customized gas permeable lenses (including sclerals and orthokeratology/CRT lenses).
Dr. Lau directs the clinical externship program at Silicon Valley Eye Physicians, serving as adjunct faculty for the New England College of Optometry, Illinois College of Optometry, and Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. In addition, Dr. Lau performs research as a sub-investigator for multiple ongoing contact lens and ophthalmic drug trials.
Outside of practice, Dr. Lau enjoys backpacking, basketball, and cooking.