Professor Oduntan obtained B.Sc. Optometry, (First Class Hons) and Best Overall graduating University student, University of Benin, Nigeria, 1982. PhD, Optometry, City University, London., UK, 1988. He was a Commonwealth Scholar. Appointed Assistant Professor, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia, (1989-1996), Associate Professor, University of Limpopo (UL), South Africa, (1996) Professor, University of Limpopo (UL), South Africa, (2002), Professor, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, (2008) and Honorary Professor, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa (2014 till present ), Professor, Optometry, Madonna, University, Nigeria (2015 till present). Published 86 research articles in international peer-reviewed Journals. Major research achievements include discovery of an elastic tissue layer in the primate conjunctiva (J. Anat. 1989, 163: 165- 172); Description of the source of sensory innervation of the inferior conjunctiva (Graefe’s Arch. Ophthalmology. 1992, 230: 258- 263); Organization of capillaries in the primate conjunctiva. (Ophthalmic Research. 1992, 24 (1): 40-44); Receive J. L. Sacks Literary Award, South African African Optom. Assoc., 2000. Received Research Excellence Award (2001), (Second Position, Senior Category), University of Limpopo, South Africa. Author: Global visual impairment: Epidemiology, implications and prevention. University of Limpopo Press, 2005, (ISBN 0-9584778-8-4). Chapter: The role of Psychotherapy in the contemporary rehabilitation of visually-impaired patients. In: Madu NS (ed.). Mental Health and Psychology in Africa. World Council for Psychotherapy, African Chapter, UL Publisher, Polokwane, 2005. Author: Contemporary low vision care (In press. First-author, book manuscript: Optometry in Africa, by Oduntan, Mashige and Boadi-Kusi. Supervised several Master and PhD students.
Professor of optometry, Madonna University, Nigeria, Elele Campus.