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Honouring a valuable contribution.

Dear OT,

I write to pay tribute to my late friend, Professor Emeritus Edwin Geoffrey Woodward, who died on November 9, in Oxford.

Geoffrey contributed very much to his profession and in retirement was involved as an expert witness.

Military service abroad kindled his enthusiasm for travel and honed his clinical expertise.

After study in London, his entry into optometric practice was enhanced by great skill and enthusiasm for contact lens applications, leading to him become principal optometrist at Moorfields Eye Hospital. Earlier, his teaching and dedicated role concerning contact lenses had contributed to the needs of patients in Nottingham and of students in London.

Eventually he was appointed to his professorial chair at City University, where his research, teaching and supervision of post-graduates proved highly valuable. He will be sadly missed.

Professor Emeritus Robert Fletcher, Amersham

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Author:Fletcher, Robert
Publication:Optometry Today
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Date:Nov 29, 2013
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