University of Waterloo - Centre for Ocular Research & Education
After finishing an Optician apprenticeship, Doerte Luensmann attended the University of Applied Sciences in Aalen, Germany to study Ophthalmic Optics. In 2000 she completed her diploma thesis at the Queensland University of Technology in Australia. After working in private practice in Germany for four years, Doerte conducted her PhD at the Centre for Ocular Research & Education (CORE formerly CCLR), University of Waterloo, under the supervision of Dr. Lyndon Jones. She studied the protein deposition profile on contact lenses and intraocular lenses using confocal laser scanning microscopy and graduated in 2009.
Doerte Luensmann is currently a Senior Clinical Scientist at CORE, conducting clinical and laboratory-based contact lens and vision research. She is involved in the study development, execution and analysis/report writing. Her research areas include: Tear film deposition profiles on contact lenses, the impact of cosmetics to silicone hydrogel lenses, dry eye research with and without contact lens wear, prevalence of myopia in school children and prevalence of ametropia and astigmatism. In addition, CORE is acting as the CRO for clinical research studies conducted in Canada and the US.
Doerte Luensmann has published 25 manuscripts of her work in peer-reviewed scientific journals and acts as a frequent reviewer of peer-reviewed articles for different optometric and ophthalmology journals. She has presented many scientific abstracts in paper or poster format at national and international conferences.