Dr. Alexandar Andrich is a graduate of The Ohio State University College of Optometry and is in private practice in North Royalton, Ohio. He lectures on the topics of pediatric/infant vision, binocular vision disorders, sports vision, neuro-optometric rehabilitation and learning-related vision disorders. In addition to providing Vision Therapy, Sports Vision, and Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation services at his private practice, he is also on staff in the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation departments at University Hospitals Parma Medical Center and the MetroHealth Rehabilitation Institute of Ohio. Dr. Andrich is currently serving as the president of the International Sports Vision Association. Additionally, Dr. Andrich is a vision coach to the Cleveland Monsters hockey team and Cleveland Gladiators arena football team. He is professionally involved at state, national and international levels. When he is not busy with optometry, Dr. Andrich enjoys spending time with his family, playing tennis, skiing, and mountain biking.
Justin Bazan, OD, a 2004 SUNY grad, is the owner of Park Slope Eye in Brooklyn, N.Y., which he established cold in the summer of 2008. He pioneered the use of social media as a marketing tool to help build a successful practice.
Dr. Bazan is a recognized international speaker, with an emphasis on practice management, both in the eyecare industry and small business world. He is an avid industry writer and is a regular columnist Optometric Management and Optometry Times. He holds several industry positions including spokesperson for The Vision Council and academic consultant expert for Bausch and Lomb.
Edward S. Bennett, O.D., M.S.Ed. received his Doctor of Optometry (O.D.) degree from the Indiana University School of Optometry and his M.S.Ed. degree in Educational Psychology from the Indiana University School of Education. Dr. Bennett is currently Professor and Assistant Dean for Student Services and Alumni Relations at the University of Missouri-St. Louis College of Optometry.
Dr. Bennett is currently Executive Director of the Gas Permeable (GP) Lens Institute, the educational division of the Contact Lens Manufacturers Association (CLMA) and is past Chair of the Association of Optometric Contact Lens Educators (AOCLE). He currently serves as Chair-Elect of the Contact Lens and Cornea Section Council of the American Optometric Association(AOA). He is also the past President of the MD-OD Contact Lens Foundation of St. Louis. He is a Diplomate and is a past Chair for the Cornea, Contact Lens and Refractive Technologies Section of the American Academy of Optometry. He is also a Fellow in the Scleral Lens Education Society and recently inducted as a Distinguished Fellow in the National Academies of Practice. He has authored over 200 publications including 13 texts and lectured at over 250 scientific and continuing education symposia.
He was named one of the 50 most influential optometrists in America by Optometric Management and recently was honored as one of the 30 most influential in contact lenses in the last 30 years by Contact Lens Spectrum. He was selected as one of Primary Care Optometry News(PCON) 250. He is on the Education Committee of the Global Specialty Lens Symposium. He is the Clinical Features Editor for Contact Lens Spectrum, an Editorial Review Board member for Review of Optometry, and an Editorial Board Member for Review of Cornea and Contact Lenses.
Dr. Brimer is a graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill and Southern College of Optometry, and a Fellow of the AAO. In Wilmington, NC, she owns a private boutique practice and Dry Eye Center, that she also uses for clinical investigations. Dr. Brimer is devoted to the development of equipment and protocols that help doctors differentiate the underlying causes of ocular surface disease and ensure successful outcomes. Dr. Brimer enjoys publishing articles as well as the extensive travel, both nationally and internationally, to lecture and consult within the field. In her down time, she enjoys life on the water and being a member of the US Coast Guard Auxiliary.
Mile Brujic, OD, FAAO is a 2002 graduate of the New England College of Optometry. He is a partner of Premier Vision Group, a successful three location optometric practice in Northwest Ohio. He practices full scope optometry with an emphasis on ocular disease management of the anterior segment, contact lenses and glaucoma. He is active at all levels of organized optometry. Dr. Brujic is on the editorial board for a number of optometric publications. He has published over 250 articles and has given over 1400 lectures, both nationally and internationally on contemporary topics in eye care.
Dr. Michael Chaglasian, OD, FAAO is an Associate Professor at the Illinois College of Optometry and Chief of Staff of the Illinois Eye Institute. He is a graduate of State University of New York College of Optometry and completed a residency in Primary Eye Care/Ocular Disease at the Pennsylvania College of Optometry. Dr. Chaglasian is in charge of the Glaucoma Service at the Illinois Eye Institute, providing patient care while instructing residents and students. His clinical practice is directed exclusively to patients with glaucoma while co-managing surgical care with two glaucoma specialists. His research interests include normal tension glaucoma, automated perimetry and the clinical use of OCT imaging. He is a founding member and a President of the Optometric Glaucoma Society. He has a number of published articles and has contributed chapters to several popular textbooks on the topics of glaucoma and visual fields. He sits on the editorial board for Optometry Times.
Dr. Clark Chang is Director of Specialty Lenses at Wills Eye Hospital (Cornea Service), and Director of Clinical Services at TLC Laser Centers. He is also the host of popular podcast show “Chang Reaction”.
After residency training, Dr. Chang completed a 2-year cornea fellowship under guidance of Peter Hersh, MD. With over a decade of research experiences in corneal cross-linking (CXL) and other advanced corneal treatments, Dr. Chang publishes extensively in keratoconus management, innovative contact lens technologies, and modern refractive surgeries. Given his unique academic, research and clinical background, Dr. Chang is invited to lecture in numerous U.S. and international scientific symposiums.
In addition to serving as adjunct faculty at Salus University, he is also an advisory board member for International Keratoconus Academy (IKA), Gas Permeable Lens Institute (GPLI), and Optometric Cornea Cataract and Refractive Society (OCCRS).
Dr. Alan Paul Chous, OD completed his undergraduate education at Brown and UC Irvine, and then received his Masters and Doctorate of Optometry degrees from UC Berkeley. Paul has a private practice specializing in diabetes eye care and education in Tacoma, WA. He is the author of Diabetic Eye Disease: Lessons From a Diabetic Eye Doctor, which was included in the “Top 12 Diabetes Books” by Diabetes Update magazine in 2004. He is editorial advisor to Review of Optometry and Optometry Times, an AOA representative to the National Diabetes Education Program, a Primary Investigator for the Diabetes Visual Function Supplement Study (DiVFuSS) and an adjunct instructor at NOVA Southeastern University College of Optometry. Dr. Chous has been a paid consultant to, on advisory boards of, or has spoken on behalf of the following: Bausch & Lomb, Diabetes In Control, Genentech, GlaxoSmithKline, Kestret Diabetes Source, Optos, Regeneron, Risk Medical Solutions, VSP, ZeaVision and ZEISS Medical Technology.
Benjamin S Chudner, OD, FAAO is the Vice President of Eyecare and Chief Medical Officer for Acuity Eyecare Group, a private equity backed company based in Dallas, Texas with about 70 locations throughout the US. A 1997 graduate of the UC Berkeley School of Optometry, Dr. Chudner completed a residency in ocular disease at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami, Florida. He practiced for over 13 years in the Pacific Northwest, owning his own private practice for 10 years before joining Bausch + Lomb to manage their learning and development department. After moving to professional strategy for B+L, he joined LensCrafters in 2015 and managed eyecare operations for 180 locations in the US and Canada. He was promoted to Senior Clinical Director for Luxottica in 2016, overseeing eyecare for over 2300 locations across LensCrafters, Pearle Vision, Target Optical and Sears Optical. In June of this year he joined Acuity Eyecare group and now oversees eyecare strategy and operations.
Dr. Jeffrey Cooper is a Clinical Professor at the State University of New York, College of Optometry.
He graduated from the prestigious Pennsylvania College of Optometry in 1971, later that year he completed a special post-graduate training program in Vision Therapy. He served as the assistant chief of the Vision Therapy Services from 1972-1978. Dr. Cooper received a Masters of Science in physiological optics. He has authored over 60 research papers that have appeared in numerous prestigious ophthalmological and optometric journals. Currently, he is on the editorial board of Binocular Vision and Eye Muscle Surgery and the Journal of Behavioral Optometry. He is a reviewer for numerous professional publications.
Dr. Cooper, under the auspices of Bausch and Lomb, served as a consultant to the USA Olympic Team. He has provided peer review for research grants submitted to the National Institute of Health/National Eye Institute. Dr. Cooper presently teaches in both the professional and residency programs – strabismus and amblyopia.He developed both the Computer Orthopter and the HTS therapy systems. Both of these treatment systems are used by more than 6,000 optometrists and ophthalmologists worldwide. He serves as a consultant to Vision 3D, and maintains practices in both Manhattan and Brooklyn.
Dr. Mark Dunbar has been a member of the optometric staff at the University of Miami’s Bascom Palmer Eye Institute for over 30 years and currently serves as the Director of Optometric Services. He is also Co-Chairman of the Conference Advisory Board for Vision Expo.
Dr Dunbar is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and is a founding member of both the Optometric Glaucoma Society (OGS) and the Optometric Retina Society (ORS). Dr. Dunbar also serves on the Editorial Boards for Advanced Ocular Care and Review of Optometry where he writes the monthly column “The Retina Quiz. “
Dr. Eiden is president and medical director of North Suburban Vision Consultants, Ltd., a multi-specialty group practice with 2 locations in the Chicago area. He is president and founder of the International Keratoconus Academy of Eye Care Professionals, an organization providing education and research to the eye care professions. Dr. Eiden is also co-founder and president of EyeVis Eye and Vision Research Institute, which is dedicated to clinical research and development of technologies in the eye care field.
Dr. Eiden is an assistant clinical professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago Medical Center in the Department of Ophthalmology, Cornea and Contact Lens Service and an adjunct faculty member of the Indiana, Illinois, Salus, and UMSL Colleges of Optometry.
He is on the editorial board of numerous professional journals and frequently publishes in the professional literature. Dr.Eiden is Past Chair of the American Optometric Association’s Contact Lens and Cornea Section. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry. Dr. Eiden is a research consultant for numerous contact lens, technology and pharmaceutical companies and lectures extensively both nationally and internationally.
After graduating from SUNY College of Optometry, Dr. Daniel Epshtein took a position at a high-volume multispecialty practice in New York City serving the underserved population with a significant ocular disease burden. He directly supervised optometry students as an Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor and provided instruction on myriad topics including perioperative care, uveitis, diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma and ocular surface disease. He has since taken a full time position at the ophthalmology department of Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, becoming the first optometrist to ever practice at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s. Dr. Epshtein’s research focuses on using the latest ophthalmic imaging technologies to elucidate ocular pathophysiology and to help simplify equivocal clinical diagnoses. His clinical interests include posterior segment disease, uveitis, and ocular surface disease, especially glaucoma therapy exacerbated ocular surface disease. Dr. Epshtein combines his research experience with the latest clinical practices to detect vision threatening disorders and provide the best treatment options available.
Arthur B. Epstein, OD, FAAO, FBCLA, DPNAP is a native New Yorker who graduated from the State University of New York, State College of Optometry. After relocating to Phoenix, AZ. Dr. Epstein co-founded Phoenix Eye Care, PLLC and The Dry Eye Center of Arizona, PLLC and serves as the Director of Cornea - External Disease, Clinical Research and The Dry Eye & Ocular Surface Disease Center. He also heads Ophthalmic Research Consultants of Arizona.
Dr. Epstein is a highly regarded educator and popular speaker. He serves as Clinical Adjunct Associate Professor at the Midwestern University, Arizona College of Optometry and has presented in excess of 1000 invited lectures throughout the world. He is also a prolific author who has published hundreds of articles, scientific papers and book chapters. Dr. Epstein is a reviewer for numerous clinical and scientific journals. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and American Board of Clinical Optometry, a Distinguished Practitioner of the National Academies of Practice and admitted to the American Board of Certification in Medical Optometry.
A Contributing Editor for Review of Optometry and Executive Editor of Review of Cornea and Contact Lenses he founded, and serves as Chief Medical Editor of Optometric Physician™, the first E-Journal in optometry.
Dr. Murray Fingeret is Chief of the Optometry Section, Brooklyn/St. Albans Campus, Department of Veterans Administration New York Harbor Health Care System. Dr. Fingeret is a Clinical Professor at the State University of New York, College of Optometry and a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry. Dr. Fingeret was induced into the National Optometry Hall of Fame in 2019 and sits on the Board of Directors of the Glaucoma Foundation. He is a member of the American Glaucoma Society, the American Optometric Association, and the National Academies of Practice. Dr. Fingeret is a founding member and past-president of the Optometric Glaucoma Society and currently the president of the Optometric Glaucoma Foundation. He is the recipient of the 2013 Vincent Ellerbrock Clinician Educator Award from the American Academy of Optometry, 2008 Distinguished Service Award Optometric Glaucoma Society, 2005 Carel C. Koch Memorial Medal from the American Academy of Optometry, 1999 AMSUS Federal Service Optometrist of the Year award and 1996 Otsuka Glaucoma Educators Award from the American Academy of Optometry. Dr. Fingeret sits on the annual meeting program committee, Glaucoma Section, Association in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), the editorial boards for the Journal of Glaucoma, International Glaucoma Review, Glaucoma Today, Primary Care Optometry News, Optometry Times and Review of Optometry and has authored numerous articles and co-authored the texts "Atlas of Primary Eyecare Procedures" and "Primary Care of the Glaucomas".
DeAnn Fitzgerald, O.D. is Vice President of the Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association (NORA), an inter-disciplinary group of professionals dedicated to providing patients who have physical or cognitive disabilities as a result of an acquired brain injury with a complete ocular health evaluation and optimum visual rehabilitation education and services to improve their quality of life.
Dr. Fitzgerald has been providing eye care to eastern Iowa since graduating from Pacific University School of Optometry in 1984. She runs a busy primary care clinic where she diagnoses and treats ocular disease and evaluates patients with brain injury. In 2007, she opened a multi-disciplinary clinic, Cedar Rapids Vision in Motion, which provides low vision services and vision skills rehabilitation, with an emphasis on vestibular and visual skills. She recently launched her sports vision and concussion clinic, Active Evolution Studio.
Dr. Fitzgerald has a special interest in sports vision performance and concussion. She attended Luther College in Decorah, Iowa where she played softball and basketball. At Pacific University, she went to the NCAA softball nationals two years in a row. She taught pitching and batting clinics and was umpire in chief of softball tournaments for high school students. Dr. Fitzgerald also played semi-professional softball in the 1980’s.
She has helped facilitate over 17,000 baseline testings for concussion in Cedar Rapids and the surrounding communities. Active Evolution Studio utilizes their Sports Vision Performance protocol to train the area amateur and professional teams in hockey, basketball, arena football, and soccer. Working with Metro Youth Football, which has 1,400 young people playing football annually, Dr. Fitzgerald has helped implement a baseline screening protocol with nearly 100% athlete participation. Her pre-season baseline and post-concussion care protocol has attracted attention from the National Football League. Dr. Fitzgerald has lectured nationally about neuro-rehabilitation and concussion. She is CIC certified in ImPACT, which is a web-based product used in concussion management.
Dr. Fitzgerald is a member of American Optometric Association (AOA), Iowa Optometric Association (IOA), Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association (NORA), College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD), Optometric Extension Program Foundation (OEPF), and International Association of Functional Neurology and Rehabilitation (IAFNR).
John G. Flanagan is the Dean and Professor at School of Optometry and Vision Science Program, University of California, Berkeley. Until May 2014 he was Professor at the School of Optometry and Vision Science, University of Waterloo and in the Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences, University of Toronto. He was Director of the Glaucoma Research Unit, Toronto Western Research Institute and a Senior Scientist at the Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network. He graduated in Optometry and Vision Sciences from Aston University, Birmingham, UK in 1980, where he later earned his PhD in 1985. He has held continuous federal research funding for over 28 years (MRC/CIHR/CHRP/ORF) with additional research funding from the American Health Assistance Foundation, the Glaucoma Research Society of Canada and the Glaucoma Research Foundation.
After graduating with top honors from Brown University Undergraduate and being selected to the medical honor society at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Dr. Friedberg was chosen to be one of 12 residents at the renowned Wills Eye Hospital where he did his training. He was then selected to be the coveted, sole retinal trainee for the Washington National Eye Center located at the Washington Hospital Center. He is the co-founding editor and original lead author of the best selling book in ophthalmology, The Wills Eye Manual: Office and Emergency Room Diagnosis and Treatment of Eye Disease. Dr. Friedberg has also published numerous articles on eye surgery, has given dozens of lectures to societies of eye doctors, and has been a reviewer for eye journals in the past. He has served as a consultant to over 100 eye doctors and has performed thousands of eye operations.
Dr. Gee is in private practice in a suburb of Houston: Missouri City, Texas. He graduated from the University of Houston College of Optometry in 2002. He joined senior staff at Scott & White Memorial Hospital upon graduation until 2004 when he returned home to Houston. Dr. Gee was on faculty at the University of Houston College of Optometry until 2018 when he decided to dedicate more time for family and the private practice. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and a Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry. He serves the Texas Optometric Association on multiple committees and was President in 2013. Dr. Gee is involved in the care athletic teams in the city of Houston including the University of Houston Baseball & Softball teams as well as the 2017 World Series Champion Houston Astros.
Kerry Gelb is a graduate of the SUNY College of Optometry. Upon graduation he received his Doctorate at the Illinois College of Optometry and garnered his Residency at the St. Albans Extended Care Center where he focused on the diagnosis and treatment of ocular disease. He also held a staff position as Assistant Clinical Professor at the SUNY College of Optometry.
Dr. Gelb is in private practice in New York and New Jersey, where he is a sub lease holder at five LensCrafters locations, and is also the current President and a Board Member of ALLDocs, the Association of Lenscrafters Leasholding Doctors. Kerry is also a member of the American Optometric Association and the New Jersey Optometric Society.
While active on the lecture circuit, Kerry speaks on topics ranging from the diagnosis and treatment of external eye disease, corneal refractive therapy, and clinical ophthalmic procedures, to contact lenses, nutrition related to ocular disease, diabetes, macular degeneration, and glaucoma. He is a Clinical Investigator for Abbott Medical Optics and for the Ciba Vision Contact Lens Ev4-04 Trial, and has been published in the Academy of Optometry and Optometry Times.
Dr. Gelb has also volunteered in the “OneSight” program, helping to restore and preserve vision for people in need internationally. He enjoys exercising, traveling, playing softball, and currently resides in Scotch Plains, New Jersey where he lives with his wife and children.
Dr. Gary Gerber is the cofounder of Treehouse Eyes, the country’s first centers dedicated exclusively to providing myopia management services to children. He is also the founder and Chief Dream Officer for The Power Practice®, a practice building and consulting company whose mission is to help doctors power their professional and personal dreams. Dr. Gerber is also a prolific writer and speaker as well as an accomplished mentalist and magician who uses illusions to help illustrate his key learning points as well as entertain his audiences. He has authored hundreds of articles and given more than 500 thought provoking and enlightening presentations. He is also the host of The Power Hour, optometry’s only live talk radio show.
His team of consultant-optometrists at the Power Practice® is renowned for the innovative strategies and comprehensive systems used to build their clients’ practices. Comprised of knowledgeable authorities from all sectors of the optometric business world, these consultants specialize in taking middle of the bell curve practices and making them highly profitable and efficient.
When he’s not helping his clients power their dreams, he’s powering his own as a touring musician with Joe Lynn Turner, the singer from Deep Purple and Rainbow.
Dr. Gold is a board certified cardiologist who has been in private practice for over 20 yrs. After graduating from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine he did a 1 year rotating internship. He performed his internal medicine residency at Long Island Jewish Medical center and Cardiology fellowship at the Manhattan VA/NYU medical center. He spent an additional year at the University of Massachusetts medical center as an interventional fellow.
Dr. Gold has expertise in clinical cardiology and has spent the majority of his career in the cardiac catheterization lab performing invasive cardiac procedures. Over the past decade Dr.Gold has focused on preventive cardiology with a keen interest in vascular biology, lipids and has taken advanced training in metabolic cardiology. He resides in Westfield NJ with his wife Vivian and 3 children
Dr. Brian R. Hall practices at Atlantic Eye Physicians in Monmouth County, NJ. He provides primary eye care, ocular and neuro-ophthalmic disease management and emergency eye care. He is the Residency Program Director and holds an appointment as Adjunct Associate Clinical Professor at the State University of New York.
Prior to joining Atlantic Eye Physicians Dr. Hall was the Assistant Director of Eye Care Services at the Woodhull Medical and Mental Health Center in Brooklyn, NY. During that time he also served as the hospital’s Residency and Student Program Supervisor.
Dr. Hall graduated with honors from the State University of New York College of Optometry in 2004 and completed his residency training at the VA Hudson Valley Health Care System.
Dr. Hall is a Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry, a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and is a member of the American Optometric Association. He has been published and lectures locally, nationally and internationally on ocular disease diagnosis, treatment and management.
Dr. Whitney Hauser received her Doctor of Optometry degree in 2001 from Southern College of Optometry. She completed a postgraduate residency in Primary Care Optometry at the Southern College of Optometry in 2003.
Prior to joining the SCO faculty as Assistant Professor, Dr. Hauser served as Clinical Director and Research Coordinator at an ophthalmology referral center in Memphis, Tennessee. Dr. Hauser has authored many articles focusing on the management and treatment of ocular surface disease, the anterior segment and practice management. She has been an invited speaker across the United States and internationally.
Dr. Hauser servers as Clinical Development Consultant at TearWell: Advanced Dry Eye Treatment Center and the Advanced Care and Ocular Disease Service at Southern College of Optometry. She is, also, founder and senior consultant for Signal Ophthalmic Consulting (SOC). SOC designs premier care plans for optometry and ophthalmology practices with an emphasis on dry eye care and cataract/refractive surgery.
Dr. Hauser serves on the boards of TearLab, RySurg, Paragon BioTeck and Science Based Health. She, also, serves on the editorial board of Advanced Ocular Care.
Dr. Hom is currently a PhD graduate student at Salus University where his studying the function of environmental factors on vision impairment and disability. He received his OD from the University of California at Berkeley and his MPA from San Francisco State University. In 2017, he was awarded the Diplomate in Public Health and Environmental Vision from the American Academy of Optometry. He is also serving on the Board of Trustees of the California Optometric Association and is a member of the American Diabetic Associationa (ADA) and the American Public Health Association (APHA), and the Association in Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)
Dr. Jeffrey Krall is the lead investigator for EyeBrain Medical. He has conducted research for Shamir, Bausch & Lomb, Signet Armorlite, Crossbows Optical, Tokai Optical, Stereo Optical, Hydrogel Vision and Illinois College of Optometry. He has numerous publications. Lectured in the US and internationally on headaches, Dry eye and Ocular disorders. He received his Doctor of Optometry form the ICO 1988.
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Graham graduated with his Optometry degree from the University of Melbourne in 1988 and was awarded the Commonwealth Postgraduate Research Award. In 1991 he opened his private practice in the Melbourne suburb of Keilor East. The practice has a strong clinical focus on ocular disease, therapeutic management, specialised contact lens fitting, and advanced clinical equipment. Graham completed his training in Ocular Therapeutics in 2000. In 2008 the practice was selected as a clinical site for the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital Community Eyecare Partnership.
As well as private practice, Graham is a Senior Fellow at the University of Melbourne Department of Optometry and Vision Science, and Lead Optometrist at the University of Melbourne Glaucoma Clinic. He is a member of the Optometry Board of Australia’s Scheduled Medicines Advisory Committee and Secretary of the Cornea and Contact Lens Society in Victoria. Graham was heavily involved in the writing of the Glaucoma Guidelines for Optometry Australia.
Dr. Jennifer Lyerly is an optometrist in Cary, NC where she specializes in custom contact lenses and ocular aesthetics. In 2011 she founded Eyedolatry Blog, a website with over 100,000 page visits a month dedicated to ocular health and patient communication. She is a community leader and advocate for issues facing new grads and women in optometry, passionate about engaging the next generation of ODs with optometry's challenges as a founder and cohost of the industry focused Defocus Podcast. In 2017 she was recognized as the Southern College of Optometry's Young Alumni of the Year, and in 2018 she was named Transitions Brand Ambassador of the Year. She currently serves as a Board of Trustees member at the Southern College of Optometry. She's passionate about using social media to help connect optometrists with patients and grow the scope and reach of the profession!
Dr. Richard J. Madonna is Professor and Chair of the Department of Clinical Education and Director of the Office of Continuing Professional Education at the SUNY College of Optometry. Clinically, his practice at the College’s University Eye Center is limited to glaucoma. He lectures nationally and internationally on glaucoma and ophthalmic imaging. Among many professional activities, he currently serves as Vice President of the Optometric Glaucoma Society. He has received a number of awards, most recently the American Academy of Optometry’s 2017 Vincent Ellerbrock Clinician-Educator Award. Dr. Madonna was formerly Director of the Optometric Residency Program at the VA Hudson Valley Health Care System and Chief of the Optometry Section at the VA Medical Center in Castle Point, New York.
Carolyn Majcher is a Doctor of Optometry and a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry. She received her Doctorate of Optometry from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University and completed an ocular disease residency at the Eye Institute of the Pennsylvania College of Optometry. Following completion of her residency, Dr. Majcher became and remains a full-time faculty member at the University of the Incarnate Word Rosenberg School of Optometry where she is an Assistant Clinical Professor and Chief of the Retinal Disease Clinic. She is an instructor within the posterior segment disease, glaucoma, and neuro-ophthalmic disease courses. Dr. Majcher’s research interests include retinal imaging and OCT angiography.
Katherine M. Mastrota, MS, OD, FAAO, Diplomate American Board of Optometry is a 1989 graduate of SUNY Optometry. Dr. Mastrota is the Director of Optometry for the New York Hotel Employee Benefit Funds healthcare system.
Dr. Mastrota is a Contributing Editor to Contact Lens Spectrum, Optometry Times and the online newsletter, Optometric Physician.
She sits on the Editorial Board of Advanced Ocular Care and has authored numerous articles for these as well as other professional publications. She an advisor to a number of ophthalmic pharmaceutical companies. She has lectured nationally on ocular surface disease and other topics. Dr. Mastrota was elected as the 2016 NYSOA OD of the year.
Dr. Beeran Meghpara is a member of the Cornea Service at Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia, PA.
He is a fellowship-trained ophthalmologist who specializes in cornea, cataract, and laser refractive surgery. Dr. Meghpara performs all forms of corneal transplantation, including partial thickness DMEK and DALK. He has extensive experience with the latest technology in cataract surgery including the femtosecond laser and advanced technology intraocular lens implants that correct astigmatism and presbyopia. He also specializes in blade-less customized LASIK, advanced surface ablation, and phakic intraocular lens surgery to help patients reduce their dependence on glasses and contacts. As a corneal specialist, Dr. Meghpara also treats corneal infections and ocular surface diseases like dry eye.
Dr. Meghpara graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine, where he was selected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He completed his ophthalmology residency at the Cullen Eye Institute, Baylor College of Medicine. After residency, Dr. Meghpara completed a fellowship in corneal and refractive surgery at the University of Colorado. He is a diplomat of the American Board of Ophthalmology and has a faculty appointment at Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University. He has authored numerous articles and delivered lectures at local and national meetings. He is actively involved in teaching ophthalmology residents on the Cornea Service at Wills Eye Hospital and also covers trauma call at the Wills Eye Emergency Room.
Dr. Andrew Morgenstern currently serves as the Director of Optometric Services at Washington Eye Physicians and Surgeons, Clinical Director of The Dry Eye Center of Washington DC and Vision Correction Center and The Official Team Optometrist for The Georgetown University Hoyas Men’s Basketball Team.
Dr. Morgenstern is a graduate of Boston University and Nova Southeastern College of Optometry. He completed his training at the world-renowned Bascom Palmer Eye Institute / Jackson Memorial Hospital at the University of Miami, School of Medicine. From 2004-2010 Dr Morgenstern served as the Southeast Atlantic Regional Clinical Director for TLC Laser Eye Centers and has been an Optometric leader in refractive surgery for the past thirteen years.
He has supervised the Medical Resident Refractive Surgery Programs at The Washington Hospital Center / Georgetown University and the University of Virginia as a faculty member. He is also an Assistant Professor at Southern California College of Optometry where he supervises a 4th year clinical rotation at his center.
His present positions include:
President, Optometric Cross Linking Society (www.ocxls.org)
Vice President, Maryland Optometric Association (www.marylandeyes.org)
Secretary, Optometric Council on Refractive Technology (www.ocrt.org)
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As a general neurologist, Dr. Nelson cares for patients of all ages with brain, spine and nervous system conditions. “I love being part of each patient’s life, earning their trust and helping them get back to a better quality of life,” she says.
Her passion for helping patients with neurological conditions motivates her to stay on top of the latest advances in health care. “I love learning about new treatments and perfecting what I do. The reward of watching patients feel better keeps me going day after day,” she adds.
Dr. Nelson specializes in treating headaches – from new onset headaches to chronic, longstanding migraines. She’s also part of an innovative clinical trial for treating a new, specific type of headache that focuses on how the eyes work together.
In her free time, Dr. Nelson enjoys spending time with her family, kayaking, paddle boarding, snow skiing and running. One fun fact about her is that she learned to ride a unicycle at 10 years old and can still ride it today.
Professor John Nolan is a Fulbright Scholar and currently holds a Chair for Human Nutrition Research at the School of Health Science, Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland. Prof Nolan is the Founder and Director of the Nutrition Research Centre Ireland (NRCI) and is also the Principal Investigator of the Macular Pigment Research Group (MPRG, a specialised research group within this centre).
His research group studies the role of nutrition for vision and prevention of blindness. In 2011, Prof Nolan won a prestigious European Research Council (ERC) research grant to study the impact of nutritional supplementation on visual function via two major clinical trials (CREST 281096; Central Retinal Enrichment Supplementation Trials). These trials identified how targeted nutrition can improve visual function for the general population, and for patients with age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Nolan’s work has had a major societal impact for patients suffering with AMD and for enhancing vision of the general population; for recognition, the CREST project was recently selected for presentation at a high-level conference entitled ‘EU Research & Innovation in Daily Life’, which took place at the European Parliament in Brussels to highlight the impact of EU-funded research and innovation in daily life. The nutritional compounds that Prof Nolan and his team identified as essential for supporting retinal health and function now represent a standard of care for patients with AMD.
Prof Nolan has published 101 peer-reviewed scientific papers on his area of research (3982 = citations, H index = 39). In 2014, he successfully edited a CRC Press Taylor & Francis Group book publication entitled “Carotenoids and Retinal Disease.” He has also edited a special issue in the prestigious Journal Molecular Nutrition and Food Research (MNF) “Nutrition for the Eye and Brain”. Professor Nolan has editorial roles at the European Journal of Ophthalmology and the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease. A major career highlight is his role as Chair of the International Brain and Ocular Nutrition Conference (BON Conference), which is held at Downing College, Cambridge University (www.bonconference.org). See www.profjohnnolan.com for further details and access to the scientific publications.
Brandon Or, O.D. is a compassionate Doctor of Optometry dedicated to providing exceptional patient experiences. In addition to primary and medical eye care, he specializes in myopia control and specialty lens fittings, including Orthokeratology and Sclerals. As a past Executive Board Member of Student Optometric Leadership Network (SOLutioN) and past president of the private practice club at SUNY Optometry, Dr. Or spends a lot of time understanding what makes practices successful. Inspired by the many doctors he meets locally and at national conferences, he is passionate about sharing the pathways to success with students and fellow doctors all over the country. Dr. Or has also been selected by his colleagues to serve on the Board of NYSOA OSCONY (Optometric Society of the City of NY) to improve the profession and care we provide to our patients.
William V. Padula, OD is Director of the Padula Institute of Vision Rehabilitation in Guilford, CT. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and the Founding President of the Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association (NORA). Dr. Padula is on the faculty for Western University of Health Sciences College of Optometry and Salus University of Health Sciences College of Optometry. He is the past Treasurer of the National Academy of Practice (NAP) and Senior Fellow of NAP. He is the Founding Chairperson of the American Optometric Association Vision Rehabilitation Section. Dr. Padula has been a consultant to the National Academy of Sciences Committee of Vision. Research has been conducted by Dr. Padula discovering Post Trauma Vision Syndrome (PTVS) and Visual Midline Shift Syndrome (VMSS). Dr. Padula also served as the National Consultant in Low Vision Services for the American Foundation for the Blind and Director of Vision Research to the Gesell Institute of Human Development. He is on staff at Gaylord Hospital in Wallingford, CT and consults with many programs for head-injured persons throughout the United States.
Dr. Padula has written numerous publications including a book titled: Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation and Neuro Visual Processing: An Integrated Model of Rehabilitation. He has developed three award winning professional video tapes about vision, Post Trauma Vision Syndrome and Visual Midline Shift Syndrome. He is the primary author of a chapter on vision in Brain Injury Medicine: Principles and Practice. He has also been awarded five U.S. Patents.
Dr. Pate is a clinical associate professor at the University of Houston College of Optometry. There he is a clinical attending in the Ocular Diagnostic/ Medical Eye Services, Neuro-ophthalmology clinics. His also the course master for the third year clinical medicine course in which students are taught a variety of topics from a medical view point with a MD co-lecturer.
He also provides care for the indigent at the San Jose Clinic where he is the clinic. These clinics serve the poor, and the patients are largely immigrants to the US from Mexico and Central America. There is a large percentage of patients with pathology at those clinics.
He is also on the board of directors for a foundation providing medical, dental and optometric care in Honduras. He also leads medical missions teams to Honduras, El Salvador, Mexico and Vietnam.
Dr. Pate is also an adjunct faculty member for three neurology and one occupational medicine residency programs. He provides lectures and clinical supervision for the residents and fellows in these programs. He also routinely lectures for the Baylor College of Medicine Family Medicine Department and Methodist Cornell Family Medicine.
If he has any free time, he like spending time outside and on the water.
Dr. Peña is chief optometrist in a multi-location private practice based in Kerrville, Texas and Fredericksburg, Texas both located north of San Antonio. Dr. Peña has been practicing full scope medical optometry in the Texas hill country since graduating with honors from the University of Houston College of Optometry in 2007. A member of the Texas Optometric Association and the American Optometric Association, Dr. Peña is also the current Chairman of the Board of Texas State Optical. Prior to getting his optometry degree, he served five years in the Marines and in Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm followed by working as an ABO-certified optician while earning his B.S. degree from Schreiner University. An avid music fan, Dr. Peña also played bass guitar with the Roger Creager Band.
Laura Periman, MD is a General Ophthalmologist and Ocular Surface Disease Specialist at Redmond Eye Clinic in Redmond, WA. While she was putting herself through college at Willamette University, she won the Terry Spies Memorial Scholarship at the Oregon Regional Primate Research Center. Here, her interests in molecular biology began.
Her interests in immunopathophysiology took root during her work in Research and Development at Immunex Corporation in the Molecular Biology Department prior to attending medical school at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA. During medical school, she received the Rex and Arlene Garrison Oncology Fellowship, the Western Medical Student Research Committee Award for Excellence and was elected to the honor society, Alpha Omega Alpha. Upon graduation with honors, she also received the Georgianna Kirby Award for outstanding patient dedication and compassion.
Dr Periman completed her Ophthalmology Residency as well as Cornea/Refractive Fellowship at the University of Washington in Seattle. She has nine peer reviewed publications and has written extensively on the topic of Ocular Surface Disease. Her unique and passionate perspective on OSD stems from her work in immunopathophysiology. She is an enthusiastic speaker who loves bridging the gap between basic science, clinical practice and patient compassion.
Dr. Tamara Petrosyan graduated with honors from the State University of New York (SUNY) College of Optometry in 2009 and went on to do a residency in vision rehabilitation, head trauma, low vision, and ocular disease at the Northport VA Medical Center. In 2011 she joined the faculty at the SUNY College of Optometry where she precepts third and fourth year interns in the primary care, adults with disabilities, and pediatric units. Dr. Petrosyan also supervises primary care and ocular disease interns and residents at the East New York Diagnostic and Treatment Center in Brooklyn, NY. From 2012-2014 Dr. Petrosyan was on staff at the Refuah Health Center where she performed direct care pediatric and adult exams and vision therapy training. Dr. Petrosyan is currently on the board of directors for the New Jersey Society of Optometric Physicians (NJSOP) and is the chair of both the vision therapy and infant vision clinical care committees of NJSOP. She is also the coordinator of the NJSOP Young O.D. program and has helped develop NJSOP mentorship program. Dr. Petrosyan is the recipient of the 2009 William Feinbloom Low Vision Award, 2013 NJSOP Chairperson of the Year Award, 2014 NJSOP Young O.D. of the Year Award, 2015 AOA Young O.D. of the Year Award, and the 2015 NJSOP Optometric Journalism Award. She lives in New Jersey with her husband and three children.
Dr. Joseph J. Pizzimenti is a full-time faculty member at the University of the Incarnate Word Rosenberg School of Optometry (UIWRSO). He received his Doctor of Optometry from the Illinois College of Optometry, and completed a residency in Low Vision and Ocular Disease at the University of Houston. Dr. Pizzimenti is a Fellow of both the American Academy of Optometry (AAO) and the Optometric Retina Society (ORS), serving as ORS President from 2012-2014.
Dr. Pizzimenti’s areas of research interest include diabetes, age-related macular degeneration, vitreomacular adhesion, and low vision. His scientific articles have appeared in a host of peerreviewed journals. Dr. Pizzimenti was awarded a Fellowship by the World Council of Optometry in 2006, resulting in an appointment to teach and evaluate optometric education programs in Central Europe. He is involved in the both the didactic and clinical education at UIWRSO and the UIW Eye Institute.
Dr. Rapuano joined the Cornea Service at Wills Eye Hospital in 1991 after his fellowship with Dr. Jay Krachmer at the University of Iowa and his residency at Wills. Dr. Rapuano is a nationally and internationally recognized expert in corneal diseases, with a special interest in refractive surgery. He has published several books, numerous book chapters and over 190 articles in the peer-reviewed literature on corneal diseases, refractive surgery and excimer laser PTK surgery. During his ophthalmology residency, Dr. Rapuano co-authored a best-selling textbook in ophthalmology, The Wills Eye Manual, which is currently in its 7th edition. He is also the series editor for the Wills Eye Color Atlas Series, which is in its third edition. Dr. Rapuano has served on many committees of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, including chairing the Cornea Preferred Practice Patterns Committee. He is currently the AAO’s Secretary for Lifelong Learning and Assessment and oversees 9 committees. He received the Honor Award, Senior Honor Award and Secretariat Award (four times) from the AAO. He is a Committee member of OMIC. He is on the editorial boards of several peer-reviewed ophthalmology journals including Cornea and was the Editor-in-Chief of the Yearbook of Ophthalmology for 14 years. He has been President of the Cornea Society. He is a member of the American Ophthalmological Society; his thesis involved outcomes of excimer laser PTK in patients with corneal stromal dystrophies. He lives with his wife and 4 children in the Philadelphia suburbs.
Dr. Resnick is the president and managing partner of Drs. Farkas, Kassalow, Resnick and Associates, a contact lens and anterior segment specialty practice with locations in New York City and Long Island. Having received her Doctor of Optometry from The State University College of Optometry in New York, Dr. Resnick has devoted her clinical career of over thirty years to specialty contact lens fitting, ocular surface wellness, and refractive surgery co-management. Dr. Resnick, a diplomate of the Cornea, Contact Lens and Refractive Surgery Section of the American Academy of Optometry and a Fellow of the Scleral Lens Education Society, is a frequent speaker and author on the topics of specialty lenses and practice management. She has participated in numerous clinical trials for the contact lens and pharmaceutical industry. She is devoted to mentoring aspiring and newly minted optometrists.
Stuart Richer, OD, PhD, FAAO is Director of the Ocular Preventive Medicine Laboratory at the Captain James A Lovell Federal Health Care Center Eye Clinic for veterans and navy patients. He earned an OD, MS (physiologic optics) simultaneously from UC Berkeley in 1981, a VA residency certificate in 1982, and a PhD in human physiology and biophysics in 1996 from Chicago Medical School. He’s an associate professor of Family and Preventative Medicine at Chicago Medical School, assistant professor at the University of Illinois Department of Ophthalmology / Eye and Ear Infirmary and holds 2 additional faculty appointments in clinical optometry at ICO and UMSL. Actively involved in primary care optometry for 30 years and prevention for 20 years, Dr. Richer has special interests in aging, prescribing nutrients in the intervention of age related macular degeneration, low-tension glaucoma, cataracts and dry eye.
Dr. Ayra Sayyed is a 2017 graduate of Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in Worcester, MA. Dr. Sayyed served as a secretary in the Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity, organized a medical trip to Nicaragua and many volunteer events within the United Stated. Dr. Sayyed is currently a senior resident at Padula Institute of Vision, completing the RJ Apell and C. Nelson Residency in Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation in Guilford, CT. She has presented cases and research projects at various Brain Injury Rehabilitation conferences and International Lyme and Associated Disease conference. Dr. Sayyed is an active member of American Academy of Optometry and Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation, a candidate for fellowship in both organizations.
Shane spent over ten years working as a manager in an eye care practice and knows first-hand the stress a practice feels when they are unable to meet a patient’s expectations and needs. During his career, he has worked at both an insurance company as well as several different types of healthcare providers. Now at VisionWeb, he and his fast-growing team are able to leverage their unique combination of experience from working on both sides of the coin to provide superior insights and benefits to VisionWeb and its clients. His hobbies include Spending time with his Wife and 5 Y/O Daughter. And when they let him, riding his motorcycle through the hill country of Central Texas while listening to Elvis and Patsy Cline.
Jerome Sherman, O.D. is optometry’s most prolific author, publishing over 725 clinical articles, research manuscripts, book chapters, two CDs, senior author of 4 books and has delivered over three thousand lectures both nationally and internationally. Over the past 2 years, he has conceptualized, written and organized Jobson’s Retina Revealed web site. As of Dec 2012, Retina Revealed has hundreds of cases with over 2400 retinal images and 100 movies exhibiting all the latest retinal technologies. All are available at no cost to everyone at www.retinarevealed.com and is supported by 13 of the major ophthalmic companies.
Having graduated from Pennsylvania College of Optometry, he presently holds the position of Distinguished Teaching Professor at State University of New York College of Optometry and the Schnurmacher Institute of Vision Research. Concurrently, he maintains a private practice, The Eye Institute and Laser Center, in New York City. Dr. Sherman is a founding member of both the International Foundation for Optic Nerve Disease (IFOND) and the Optometric Retina Society (ORS) and is the immediate past President of ORS.
Dr Steve Silberberg is the founder of a group practice, An Eye to the Future. He has always branded his practice using the latest technologies. Dr Silberberg is a frequently published journal author and editor of eye care journals. He is a consultant speaker for Shire pharmaceuticals, Bausch and Lomb pharmaceuticals, and Cooper vision. Most recently he spoke at the American Academy of optometry along with two university deans on Myopia control. Dr. Silberberg speaks locally, and nationally on the subject of Myopia control. His main thrust is to allow the beginning private practitioner confidence in getting into this exciting field. His Myopia control Center in his private practice has treated over 1000 patients with any and all methods available today. He is VP of MOSOP and one of the original trustees of the AADO. Dr Silberberg graduated as departmental valedictorian from SUNY at Stony brook before attending MIT on full scholarship in Planetary Astrophysics. He decided to pursue a career in Optometry, attending SUNY college of Optometry. He graduated class valedictorian along with winning the Beta Sigma Kappa award for vision science, the Fredrick Brock award for excellence in Vision Therapy and the Ester Werner award for academic excellence. Most recently he became partners with Adam and Paul Farkas as owner and coordinator of CEwire and now is one of the principle coordinators of GPLIWire along with them.
Jeffrey Sonsino, O.D., FAAO, is a partner in a high-end specialty contact lens and anterior segment practice in Nashville, Tennessee. For over 12 years, he was on the faculty at Vanderbilt University Medical Center's Eye Institute. Dr. Sonsino is a Diplomate in the Cornea and Contact Lens Section of the American Academy of Optometry (AAO), past-chairman of the Contact Lens and Cornea Section of the American Optometric Association (AOA), executive board member of the Healthcare Alliance for Patient Safety, a fellow of the Scleral Lens Education Society, board certified by the American Board of Optometry (ABO), past president of the Middle Tennessee Optometric Association, the 2017 Gas Permeable Lens Institute (GPLI) practitioner of the year, the 2017 AOA’s Advocate of the Year, and the 2018 Optometrist of the Year awardee by the Tennessee Optometric Association.
A Charleston, SC native, Dr. Steele graduated from Wofford College in 1999. She graduated from the UAB School of Optometry in 2003, then completed a residency at the Tuscaloosa Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Dr. Steele joined the UAB faculty in 2004 and has since taught in the Clinical Skills, Injections, Lasers, Advanced Clinical Procedures, and Imaging courses. She currently serves as the Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs. Dr. Steele received the AOSA Clinical Science Teaching Award in 2005, 2008 and 2011. In 2009, she was awarded the ALOA Young Optometrist Award, and received the SECO Young Optometrist of the South Award in 2010. Dr. Steele was honored with the UAB Scholarship of Teaching Award in 2012, the ALOA Educator of the Year Award in 2016, and the AOA Educator of the Year Award in 2017. Dr. Steele is an active volunteer for the ALOA, AOA, and ASCO, and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry.
Craig S Steinberg, O.D., J.D., brings a very unique perspective and expertise to the field of Optometric Law. Dr. Steinberg earned his B.S. in Biology in 1980 from the University of Southern California, and his O.D. degree in 1984 from the University of Missouri - St. Louis, School of Optometry. He has been licensed to practice optometry in California since 1984. He earned his TMOD certification in 1998. In 1996, after completing law school at the University of La Verne College of Law Dr. Steinberg began his law practice. Shortly thereafter he became known among optometrists for his efforts at reining in the illegal sales of contact lenses by various out-of-state mail-order contact lens companies. Since then he has become well known across the United States as one of the few experts in optometric law, and has represented hundreds of optometrists in matters ranging from state board and VSP discipline defense, to buy-sell agreements, to business litigation. He continues to practice optometry today part-time at his offices in California, while engaged in his law practice, which focus on optometrists and healthcare litigation, on a full-time basis.
Mark Sturm, O.D. is a graduate from Indiana University School of Optometry. He has owned and managed several successful offices in the central Texas area, and currently practices in Austin. Dr. Sturm is the owner and co-founder of Pivotal Group, an optometry alliance focused on independence and profitability. It has become one of the fasting growing optometry groups in the country. In his free time he enjoys working out and volunteering his time as a college and youth wrestling coach.
Craig Thomas, O.D. has practiced continuously in Dallas, Texas for the past 32 years. He earned his Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of Houston in 1983 and was named Optometrist of the Year by the Texas Optometric Association in 2001.
RICHARD S WITLIN MD FACS has been a practicing ophthalmologist for 35 years and has performed over 33,000 cataract surgeries. He has extensive experience co-managing patients with referring optometrists and his office has served as referral center in New Jersey for the past 20+ years. He has specialized in cataract surgery, laser vision correction surgery and anterior segment diseases. He is a member of the speaker’s bureau for Alcon, Valeant, and Shire.
Dr. Richard Zimbalist received his optometry degree from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in 2008. He then completed a residency in ocular disease at the Baltimore VA Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland. He went on to obtain fellowship from the American Academy of Optometry in 2012 and became Board Certified in Medical Optometry in 2017. Dr. Zimbalist is on staff at the Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans’ Hospital in Columbia, Missouri. He holds clinical adjunct appointments at the University of Missouri-Saint Louis College of Optometry and Southern College of Optometry.
In addition to his clinical responsibilities, Dr. Zimbalist has authored multiple journal articles and posters for national meetings. He also serves as a reviewer for COPE, a peer-reviewer for a major ophthalmic journal, and is actively involved with teleretinal imaging and virtual medicine in his facility and region. His clinical interests include retinal disease, systemic disease, and neuro-ophthalmology.
In his free time Dr. Zimbalist enjoys staying active with weightlifting, racquetball, rooting on the Missouri Tigers. He also is the founder and owner of COMO Web Designs and Ignite Medical which specializes in website design and management.