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.