Peter founded AC Lens in 1995 with a vision to provide a high-quality contact lens replacement service focusing on the then-emerging internet.
Prior to founding AC Lens, he was a Professor of Biomedical Engineering at The Ohio State University. From 1987 to 1993, he served as a Professor of Electrical Engineering at the Illinois Institute Of Technology (IIT) in Chicago, Illinois.
From 1991 to 1993, he held the position of Associate Chairman of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at IIT. He is the author of several texts and numerous research papers on aspects of computer engineering.
He graduated summa cum laude with a major in Mathematics and holds a PhD degree from the University of Southampton, England. He also holds the MD degree from the Ohio State University. Dr. Clarkson is a member of Alpha Omega Alpha.