Wolfgang Wesemann is an ophthalmic optician and medical physicist. After graduating from high school in Husum/North Sea, he served an apprenticeship to become an optician and took his final exams in Lübeck. He then went on to study physics, mathematics, chemistry and astronomy at the Universities of Hamburg and Munich and worked as a research fellow at the Department of Medical Optics of Hamburg Universitäts-Augenklinik. In 1983 he completed his doctorate, followed by a research fellowship at the Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute in San Francisco, USA from 1986 to 1988. In 1989 he was appointed Prof. J. Reiner's successor as Director of School of Optometry in Cologne. In 1994 he received Habilitation and Venia Legendi to teach medical optics and ophthalmic optics from the medical faculty of Hamburg University.
Wolfgang Wesemann has published numerous scientific articles in international scientific journals and has many citations in English-language articles. He has been a reviewer for scientific and clinical journals of international repute for many years, including the British Journal of Ophthalmology, Cataract and Refractive Surgery, Gräfe’s Archiv für Klinische Ophthalmologie, Journal of the Optical Society of America, Klinische Monatsblätter für Augenheilkunde, Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics, Optometry and Vision Science, Strabismus, Vision Research.