Professor Doughty came to Vision Sciences at GCU in 1995 after having both taught in Optometry at the University of Waterloo (Canada) for many years as well as holding several research positions across the United States in the preceding decade. He came to Vision Sciences with the specific goal of helping to develop PhD level research in the department, and has had many successful graduates himself. His activities nowadays are more directed towards providing research supervision at the MSc and honours student level. His specific research interests relate to both the anatomy, physiology and ultrastructure of the ocular surface, as well all aspects of pharmacology of the eye and vision. He has been actively engaged in studies on the structure of the cornea, conjunctiva, sclera and the eyelids, as well as some of their physiological attributes such as central corneal thickness, eyeblink activity and evaluation of ocular surface staining and tear film stability. For pharmacology, Professor Doughty has developed a substantial undergraduate teaching program for optometrists, dispensing opticians and orthoptists, that is also used as the basis for higher level training of optometrists to allow them to prescribe a wide range of medications for ocular conditions. Throughout his career in Vision Sciences, Professor Doughty has authored and produced the text ‘Drugs, Medications and the Eye’ which is updated every year. A companion text ‘General Pharmacology for Primary Eye Care’ has also been produced.