Kenneth Daniels, OD, FAAO, Dipl ABO is an Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor and National Eye Institute Clinical Investigator at the Pennsylvania College of Optometry (PCO) where he was also the Director of Contact Lens Research. He presently teaches in PCO's Centers for International Studies. He is a Fellow in the American Academy of Optometry (FAAO). He is a graduate of Temple University and the New England College of Optometry. He has graduate training from an ophthalmology department in a Harvard affiliated health plan and the Yale – Gesell Institute of Child Development.
He was the Director of Clinical Research for Allergan Pharmaceuticals and has collaborated in several research projects in Sydney, Australia at the University of New South Wales. He is a series editor for an ophthalmic text and contributing editor professional journals and has a published textbook pertaining to Contact Lenses. Dr. Daniels has also acheived a level of Diplomate in the American Board of Optometry. He is one of the first of 500 optometrists in the country to achieve this credential. He has received honors as the NJSOP Scientific Award Receipent 2008 and the Roger Kame Award (2008) from the AOA Cornea and Contact Lens Section for Service to the Profession. Dr. Daniels has also be appointed to the Board of Directors for the New Jersey Society of Optometric Physicians (NJSOP) (2012). Dr. Daniels has been recently elected as the Vice President of the NJSOP (2015-2016) having been also the Secretary Treasurer (2014-2015).
As well, he has authored several book chapters on various topics on complications of refractive surgery, dry eye, presbyopia and contact lens related complications. He has a particular expertise in contact lens fitting for various corneal disorders, i.e. keratoconus and post surgical concerns after cataract or refractive surgery. Dr. Daniels is also on several medical device and pharmaceutical advisory panels. He is a nationally and internationally known lecturer and scientific presenter in the areas of contact lens, refractive surgery, and ocular disease management and treatment.