SPEAKERS - VISION BY DESIGN 2017
Paul Levine O.D., FIAO, FAAO - President of the AAOMC
Dr. Paul Levine graduated from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and earned his Doctorate with honors from the New England College of Optometry. He completed a one year residency in Primary Care Optometry at the South Boston Community Health Center/Boston Medical Center. He co-founded Vision Care Specialists in Southborough, Massachusetts in 2004. In addition to primary eye care for patients of all ages, Dr. Levine specializes in Orthokeratology, Scleral Lenses and Specialty Contact Lenses. He is a Certified WAVE designer.
Cary Herzberg, OD, FIAO - Co-President of the AAOMC
Dr. Herzberg has been in practice for more then thirty years. He completed his Bachelor of Science Degree and his Doctor of Optometry Degree from Illinois College of Optometry in 1969 and 1971. Dr. Herzberg is a leader in the field of contact lenses . A member of the advisory board of RGPLI, design consultant to C and H and co-inventor of the macrolens "elite" and "ok" contact lenses. Dr. Herzberg is President of the American Academy of Orthokeratology and Myopia Control (formerly the OAA), Orthokeratology chair of the AOA Contact Lens Section, and an advisory board member of the PRIO corporation.
Earl L. Smith III, OD, PhD
Professor Smith received his OD (1972) and PhD (1978) from the University of Houston. He joined the faculty of the UH College of Optometry in 1978 and during his tenure in the College of Optometry, he has served as the Chair of the Basic Sciences Department, and as the Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Research. He holds the Greeman-Petty Professorship in Vision Development and is currently serving as the Dean of the College of Optometry, His research interests are focused on the optics of the eye; Professor Smith received the Glenn Fry Award and the Prentice Medal from the American Academy of Optometry for his research on the role of vision in regulating refractive development and eye growth. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, an ARVO Fellow (inaugural class), a member of the National Optometry Hall of Fame, a past Member and Chair of NIH NEI’s Central Visual Processing Study Section and a past member of NIH’s National Advisory Eye Council.
Thomas Weshefsky, OD, FIAO
Dr. Thomas J. Weshefsky graduated from Biscayne College in 1976 with a degree in Biology. He obtained a B.Sc. degree in physiological optics in 1985 and earned his Doctor of Optometry degree, graduating with honors from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in 1987. He began his Orthokeratology practice while serving an externship with Dr. Robert Morrison of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania in 1986. In 1997 he was among a handful of optometrists from New Jersey who studied with Dr. Jim Day, the developer of one of the early reverse geometry lenses. Dr. Weshefsky participated in the first ever Global Orthokeratology Symposium in Toronto in 2002 and joined the OAA (now the AAOMC) at its inception. In 2009 he completed his credentialing and earned his Fellowship in the American Academy of Orthokeratology and Myopia Control where he currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors.
Dr. Weshefsky opened his private practice in New Jersey in 1988 and practiced there until relocating to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina in 2006.
Matthew Martin, OD, FIAO
Meet Dr. Martin, the optometrist at Auburn Optical.
Doctor Matthew J. Martin, a graduate of the Michigan College of Optometry, prides himself on providing comprehensive, leading edge eye care, in a family friendly environment. As Adjunct Faculty at Delta College Dr. Martin believes in education and helping those interested in the exciting field of healthcare. He has a passion for helping people. His thorough, relaxed chair-side manner sets Doctor Martin apart from many of his colleagues. He believes in giving back to the community, volunteers in several charitable organizations, and often lectures to local schools and community groups.
He has extensive experience caring for patients of all ages and has been serving the Tri-City community for the past sixteen years. Doctor Martin has been awarded fellowship in the Orthokeratology Academy of America.
Paul Woo, OD
A graduate of Southern California College of Optometry, Dr. Paul T. Woo, O.D. has been in private practice for 30 years specializing in contact lenses. Through his worldwide travels, he has taught hundreds of doctors in the fitting of Orthokeratology lenses. Dr. Woo is a Consultant for various Orthokeratology Centers. He is a firm believer that Orthokeratology is an excellent procedure for children to control myopia. Serving as past president of his Optometric society, Dr. Woo has helped in the education of many eye care practitioners.
Nitesh Barot, OD, BSc Hons, MBCOptm, FIAO, FBDO, FIIOC, FSVC, PhD
Special interest in advance soft and rigid contact lens fitting with specific focus ORTHOKERATOLOGY and Myopia control and rehabilitation of traumatised and irregular cornea.
Secretary of International ACADEMY of ORTHOKERATOLOGY and Myopia control and founding board member EUROK. International Lecturer, mentor and examiner FIAO.Graduated from Aston University, is member of British College of Optometrists and its accredited facilitator. MD Barot eye clinic Corneal Therapy Centre for past 35 years
Langis Michaud, OD, M.Sc., FAAO (Dipl), FSLS, FBCLA
Dr Langis Michaud is graduated from École d’optométrie de l’Université de Montréal in 1986 where he also obtained his Master’s Degree in physiological optics (1998). He is also graduated in public health ( 3rd cycle) from École Nationale d’Administration Publique in Montréal(2006). He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry since 1989 and Cornea and Contact Lens Diplomate since 1994. He is also Fellow of the Scleral Contact Lens Organisation since 2010 and Fellow of the British Contact Lens Association since 2013.
Dr Michaud is a full professor and practices at Université de Montréal since 2001, as the chief of the contact lens department. He treats also anterior segment diseases. He had been involved in numerous clinical studies for pharmaceutical and contact lens companies. Dr Michaud has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals and publications or professional reviews. He is an author of more than 35 chapters of book edited in France.
Finally he is actually developing a unique longitudinal study project on ocular manifestations of Fabry’s and other lysosomal storage disorders. Because of his expertise he has often been invited to speak in Europe, Asia, and United States. He is a regular speaker at the American Academy of Optometry (Ellerbrock) and at the European Academy of Optometry meeting. Finally, Dr Michaud is the current president of the College of Optometrists of Quebec (Ordre des Optométristes du Québec).
Justin Bazan, OD
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.
David Berntsen, OD, PhD, FAAO
David A. Berntsen, OD PhD is an Associate Professor at the University of Houston College of Optometry and is a member of The Ocular Surface Institute where he conducts research in the areas of myopia, contact lenses, and aberrations of the eye. He completed his Doctor of Optometry degree at the University of Houston and then completed a Cornea and Contact Lens Advanced Practice Fellowship, MS, and PhD at The Ohio State University. In addition to involvement in pediatric contact lens studies, he conducted the Study of Theories about Myopia Progression (STAMP), a two-year clinical trial evaluating theories of juvenile-onset myopia progression, which found evidence for an association between peripheral myopic defocus and slowed myopia progression in children. Dr. Berntsen is the Principal Investigator of the University of Houston clinical site for the Bifocal Lenses In Nearsighted Kids (BLINK) Study, a multicenter randomized clinical trial sponsored by the National Eye Institute. The BLINK Study is a collaborative effort between the University of Houston and The Ohio State University to determine the effect of soft bifocal contact lenses on myopia progression in children.
Jaime Paune, OD, MOVC, FIAO, PhD
Degree in Optics and Optometry and Master in Optometry and Vision Sciences by the FOOT (Faculty Optics and Optometry of Terrassa, Spain). Is Fellow of the International Academy of Orthokeratology and Chairman of the European Fellowship. He obtained his PhD on Optics and Optometry with the topic "Myopia control with radial refractive gradient contact lenses". He holds the Spaniard National Council of Optics and Optometry Award by his work about "Myopia Control with Contact Lenses" in 1992 and for "A New Contact Lens Overnight Orthokeratology Design for Hyperopia" in 2010. Behalf a Spanish Patent on two Orthokeratology lens design, a myopia control lens and a keratoconus contact lens designs. Currently works as a clinician in the Centro Medico Teknon in Barcelona, Spain.
Caroline Guerrero Cauchi, OD, FIAO
Dr. Caroline Guerrero Cauchi graduated from the UC Berkeley School of Optometry and has been in private practice since 1980. She is the managing partner of a three-doctor practice in La Mesa California – a suburb of San Diego. She is a Fellow and Board Member of the AAOMC, a member of the International Society of Advanced Orthokeratology and a certified Wave fitter. Prior to changing career paths for optometry, Dr. Cauchi was trained in the field of Human Behavior and Psychology. She worked as a therapist/teacher for physically and emotionally challenged children and later with Project Head Start developing programs to integrate challenged children in to the classroom. This background in psychology has provided her with unique skills to understand patient motivation, compliance and behavior. As one of the few Latina health care professionals in San Diego, she gives back to her community by participating in several mentoring programs for students from underprivileged backgrounds. She also serves as a role model and speaker promoting optometry and college attendance to high risk youth with programs hosted by UCSD, SDSU, community college, grammar and high schools.
Lynette Johns, OD, FAAO, FSLS, FBCLA
Dr. Lynette Johns is an adjunct assistant professor in the department of specialty and advanced care at the New England College of Optometry. She is a clinical attending at the New England Eye Institute. She was formerly the senior optometrist the Boston Foundation for Sight where she exclusively designed and fit scleral lenses for irregular corneas and complex corneal disease. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, a fellow of the Scleral Lens Education Society, and a fellow of the British Contact Lens Association. Dr. Johns is an advisory board member of Gas Permeable Lens Institute. She serves as a clinical and education consultant for Bausch and Lomb. Dr. Johns speaks nationally and internationally on specialty contact lenses, irregular corneas and severe ocular surface disease.
Gavin Cohen, OD
Gavin originally hails from South Africa where he practiced as a keratoconus specialist for 5 years before moving to the United States in 1997, where he attended the New England College of Optometry Advanced Standing International Program. Now living in Atlanta, GA for 20 years, he owns 3 practices where orthokeratology, especially hyperopic orthokeratology has become his passion.
Rob Gerowitz, OD, FIAO
After graduating with honors in Pre-Optometry from Northeastern Illinois University, Dr. Rob Gerowitz attended the Illinois College of Optometry and received a second bachelor's degree in Visual Science. In 1981, he was awarded his doctorate in Optometry.
He was honored "Best and Brightest in Optometry” by 20/20 Magazine and "Optometrist of the Year" by Eyegrad. As a community supporter, Dr. Rob is a member of the Rotary Club of Palatine and was also honored as a "Rotarian of the Year”.
Dr. Gerowitz is a charter member of the American Academy of Orthokeratology and Myopia Control and an internationally recognized speaker on the topic of OrthoK. In 2006, he received his Fellowship in the Academy and was named to its Board of Directors.
Dr. Rob and Korreen reside in Palatine with their son, Nathan and daughter, Miranda. Together they enjoy travelling as a family.
Lee Wesley, D.Min., MBA, BSE
Dr. Lee Wesley graduated from the University of Michigan Engineering School in 1963 and from the University of Chicago Business School in 1965 with a Masters of Business Administration and from the Chicago Theological Seminary in 1982 with a Doctor of Ministry. He worked at Wesley-Jessen Inc. starting in 1967 as Research Coordinator where his teams developed a number of products such as the Photo Electronic Keratoscope and the DuraSoft lens. He was also the Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors of Wesley-Jessen Inc. until it was sold to Shearing Plough in 1980. He is currently President of the Dr. Newton K. Wesley Foundation Fund which is dedicated to research and the preservation of the legacy of Dr Newton K. Wesley O.D., M.D., Sc.D.,Ph.D.
Roy Wesley, OD, MS, PhD
Dr. Roy Wesley is a Chicago based optometrist who graduated from the New England College of Optometry. He received his PhD from City University of New York in Cell and Molecular Biology and worked for Pfizer Labs in New Jersey, New York and Connecticut. Dr. Wesley practiced low vision clinical research using orthokeratology and other techniques at the Edward Uyesugi Memorial Eye Clinic of the National Eye Research Foundation (NERF). Dr. Wesley is a former president of NERF and is currently an officer of the Fund of the Dr. Newton K. Wesley Foundation which sponsors innovative research projects in contact lenses and orthokeratology. Dr. Wesley is currently writing a biography of his father, Dr. Newton K. Wesley, the co-founder of Wesley-Jessen, Inc. (The Plastic Contact Lens Company) titled “Invisible Vision” and is also working on a personal memoir. 2017 celebrates the 100th anniversary of the birth of Dr. Newton K. Wesley.
Jagrut Lallu, OD, FIAO
Jagrut graduated with Honours and a host of undergraduate awards from the University of Auckland in 2009, that same year he began working for Visique Rose Optometrists – Home of the Rose K lens, in Hamilton, New Zealand. He has a special interest in the irregular cornea, disease and orthokeratology including Hyperopic, astigmatic and myopia control Ortho-k. He has relished in learning the art of contact lens fitting from his colleagues Paul Rose and Peter Walker. He has become an owner of Rose Optometrists and Innovatus Technology which provides services to practitioners and manufacturers for rigid contact lens design through topography. Currently; he is a branch president (Waikato) for the New Zealand Association of Optometrists, a councillor for the Cornea and Contact lens society for New Zealand, a board member of the International Academy of Orthokeratology and serves as the NZ representative on the member committee for the Orthokeratology Society for Oceania. He is currently working on a masters for specialty contact lenses with the University of Auckland, specific areas of interest include keratoconus and orthokeratology. He has recently co-authored a textbook entry for a chapter on corneal topography.
Nick Despotidis, OD, FAAO, FIAO
Nick Despotidis practices in Hamilton, NJ with two partners, Barry Tannen and Ivan Lee. Their multi-disciplinary practice offers a variety for specialty services including vision rehabilitation, treatment of vision related learning problems and corneal reshaping. Together they have one of the largest practices in the country, they examine corneal reshaping patients 4 full days per week. Nick is the lead author of the book, My Children are Nearsighted too and his practice management workshop, SuperChargeYourPractice, is one of the most highly attended workshops offered at Vision by Design.
Carlos G. Arce, MD
MD and Board certified Ophthalmologist by Brazilian Council of Ophthalmology; Private Practice in Campinas, São Paulo, Associate Ophthalmologist at Ocular Bioengineering and Refractive Surgery Sectors, Department of Ophthalmology, Paulista School of Medicine, Federal University of Sao Paulo, and Eye Bank Hospital of Sorocaba, Brazil. Consultant for Ziemer Ophthalmic Systems AG, Switzerland. Board Member and Founder of Latin American Academy of Orthokeratology and Myopia Control.MD and Board certified Ophthalmologist by Brazilian Council of Ophthalmology; Private Practice in Campinas, São Paulo, Associate Ophthalmologist at Ocular Bioengineering and Refractive Surgery Sectors, Department of Ophthalmology, Paulista School of Medicine, Federal University of Sao Paulo, and Eye Bank Hospital of Sorocaba, Brazil. Consultant for Ziemer Ophthalmic Systems AG, Switzerland. Board Member and Founder of Latin American Academy of Orthokeratology and Myopia Control.
Dr. Bruce H. Koffler, MD
Dr. Bruce H. Koffler, MD is a fellowship-trained ophthalmic surgeon who completed his training in Cornea and External Disease at the Georgetown University Center for Sight in Washington, D.C. in 1979. Dr. Koffler served as an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology and the Director of the Corneal and External Disease services at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine from 1979 to 1987. During his tenure, he developed the University of Kentucky Lions Eye Bank in 1980 and served as its Medical Director from 1981 to 1987.
Sami El Hage, OD, PhD, DSc
Prof. Sami G. El Hage, O.D., Ph.D., D.Sc. received his O.D. degree from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry, and his Ph.D. and D.Sc. from the University of Paris. He is a former student and colleague of Professor Yves Le Grand in Paris, France. He has taught at the University of Paris and the University Of Houston College Of Optometry, where he was a tenured full professor and graduate faculty at the age of 33. He has lectured extensively nationally and internationally.
He was invited by the British Council to the City University in London, for post doctoral work. He initiated the Corneal Research Laboratory at Professor Herbert Schober "Institut fur Mediziniche Optik der Universitat Munchen", in Munich, He was invited by professor Vasco Ronchi of the "Istituto Nazionale Di Ottica" in Florence - Arcetri He was elected as an honorary fellow of the "Collegio de Optometrista de Venezuela" . He received the Grand Honors Award of the National Eye Research Foundation in 1983. He received the 2005 Founders Award at the Global Orthokeratology Symposium meeting in Chicago. He serves as a consultant to several scientific and board organizations. He is a member of several societies, the American Academy of Optometry, the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, The European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, the French Society of Ophthalmology, and many other organizations. He has published numerous articles and chapters in scientific journals and books. He also co-authored a book with Professor Yves Le Grand on optics of the eye, published by Springer Verlag. Professor El Hage holds several patents and trademarks on corneal topography and contact lens design; he maintains a private practice in Houston, Texas.
Julio Arroyo, OD, MBA
Julio Arroyo, a native Spaniard, graduated from University of Houston, College of Optometry in 1999. The founder of Texas Eye Consultants, Eye Health Consultants and his new project Energenetic Wellness Consultants, Dr. Arroyo is a progressive optometrist with an interest in non-surgical vision correction (Corneal Molding), anterior segment disease, macular degeneration and functional medicine.
He is one of the busiest and most successful ortho-k docs in the country, averaging 20-30 new ortho-k patients any given month. Patients travel from all over the country seeking his help to improve their vision.
Dr. Arroyo was one of the first to perform hyperopic ortho-k consistently and successfully with Wave technology. Also one of the first to use Corneal-Scleral (Translimbal designs) Corneal Molding consistently and successfully
Dr. Arroyo trained American doctors and international professionals in the art of hyperopic Ortho-k.
In addition, Dr. Arroyo has successfully incorporated a health and wellness model through epigenetics and bioenergetic science allowing a wider spectrum of services offered to his patients. His Migraines Prevention Protocol is just an example of how bioenergetic science, epigenetics and clinical nutrition can change the lives of many that no longer suffer from the crippling effects of migraines.
Dr. Arroyo has been featured many times on several local and national TV stations including FoxNews, Channel 13, Univision, TVAzteca and others.
Patrick Caroline, FAAO, FCLSA
Professor Caroline serves as an instructor and lecturer at the Pacific University College of Optometry in Forest Grove Oregon. He is a Fellow member and Diplomat of the Cornea and Contact Lens Section of the American Academy of Optometry. Patrick is a Council member of the International Society for Contact Lens Research as well as a member of the International Association of Contact Lens Educators and the American Association of Optometric Educators. For the past 20 years Patrick has served as a contributing editor for the Contact Lens Spectrum and is on the editorial board for the BCLA, Contact Lens and Anterior Eye journal and CLAO Eye & Contact Lens journal. He has published over 300 papers on a wide range of contact lens topics and has lectured extensively throughout the world.
Randy Kojima, FAAO, FBCLA, FSLS, FIAO
Randy Kojima is the Clinical Research and Development Director for Precision Technology based in Vancouver, Canada. He also serves as Research Scientist and Clinical Instructor at the Pacific University College of Optometry in Forest Grove, Oregon. Additionally, he is a clinical advisor to Medmont Instruments in Melbourne, Australia.
Randy has published numerous articles and submitted posters on various contact lens related topics as well as been a contributing author in a number of text book chapters. He lectures globally and enjoys sharing insights, methods and research with eye care colleagues from around the world.
Randy is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, the British Contact Lens Association, the Scleral Lens Education Society and the International Academy of Orthokeratology.
Hsiao Ching Tung, MD, FIAO
Dr. Tung is a board certified Ophthalmologist practicing in Taiwan. He chose to specialize in contact lenses and treatment of binocular visual function problems in children. He is the inventor and worldwide patents holder of GOV® and ArtMost® Lenses for variety range of Orthokeratology, Specialty contact lenses and Corneal rehabilitation for altered corneas. He currently holds eight US patents in the design of Orthokeratology and specialty soft contact lenses, of which the most well known designs are high myopic molding, dual geometric hyperopia and presbyopia.
As one of the few Ophthalmologists practicing Orthokeratology, Dr. Tung is responsible for allowing the Ophthalmology community worldwide to accept and embrace Orthokeratology. Through his many lectures, he has been able to convert many critics into believers. Dr. Tung single handedly helped Orthokeratology propel to a respected science it is today.
Although Dr. Tung is busy teaching and educating new doctors in the Orthokeratology, he still finds time to work with children in both Orthokeratology and Vision Therapy. His dedication to helping children strive for better and more functional vision has made him a leader and hero in his field.
Michael Lipson, OD, FAAO
Dr. Michael Lipson is an optometrist/assistant professor at University of Michigan’s Kellogg Eye Center, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science, at the Northville location. His clinical practice involves contact lenses with emphasis on specialty contact lenses for overnight corneal reshaping, keratoconus, post-corneal transplant, post-refractive surgery and severe dry eye patients. He conducts clinical research as the principle investigator for studies on corneal reshaping, vision-related quality of life, myopia control and new lens designs published in peer-reviewed journals. He lectures nationally and internationally on specialty contact lens and research topics. He is the Vice-President of the Scleral Lens Education Society. He attended Michigan State University, received his OD degree from Illinois College of Optometry and is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry.
Helen Changmin Duan, OD, MS, FIAO
Dr. Duan graduated from Zhejiang Medical University and completed her graduate education in “Clinical Refraction”. She was awarded Master in Vision Science, Doctor of Optometry and Fellow of America Academy of Orthokeratology in US, Member of College of Optometrists in Vision Development. She practices optometry specialized in pediatric eye care, visual system development, myopia control, visual function disorder through teaching, research and patient care. Along with her publications, she has been presenting and lecturing in English and Chinese at numerous national and international conferences. Through her frequent trips and connections in the US, China and the rest of the world, she has provided many opportunities for international communications for Chinese eye care professionals.
Pei Ying Xie, MD, PhD, FIAO
Prof. Pei-ying Xie 1987 granted Doctor of Medical Science from Juntendo University School of Medicine in Japan. 1994~1999 She was an Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and Director of Beijing Tongren Hospital Contact Lens Centre. 1999~Now She is Professor of Ophthalmology, Director of Peking University Optometry & Ophthalmology Center. Be engaged in clinic and education in optometry and ophthalmology field, special in contact lens and keratoconus research. Membership: Chinese Optometry & Ophthalmology Academy, consultant, IAO(International Academy of Orthokeratology) board member, Chair of IAOA(Asian section), Jpn. CL. Soc. member.
Marino Formenti, OD, FIAO
Dr. Formenti graduated from University of Montreal, School of Optometry. He is actually practicing the profession of Optometry both in Canada and in Italy. Since the beginning, Myopia Control has been a milestone of his practice. He is a fellow of the IAO. Marino is contract professor of Optometry at the University of Padova, Dept. of Physics, School of Science. He has been President of the Italian Academy of Orthokeratology - AIOK for three terms and is actually the President of the European Academy of Orthokeratology - EurOK and Vice-President of the International Academy of Orthokeratology.
He is lecturing worldwide on myopia control topics.
Thomas Arnold, OD, FSLS
Dr. Tom Arnold is a graduate of the University of Houston College of Optometry. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Northern Colorado. During his training he participated in vision outreach programs in Mexico, Guatemala and with the Bureau of the Indian Health Service. His externship was completed at the Indian Health Service Hospital in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Dr. Arnold spent two years as a research assistant for the Early Treatment Diabetic Retinopathy Study (ETDRS) at the University of Texas Medical School in Houston. He opened
his Today’s Vision practice in Sugar Land in 1992. Currently, Dr. Arnold is the
Vice-President of the Board of Today’s Vision Licensing Corporation.
His primary professional interests are diseases of the eye, specialty contact lenses and the management of refractive laser eye surgery. Dr. Arnold is passionate about scleral contact lenses and their ability to help patients struggling with compromised vision related to the cornea. He is also a Fellow of the Scleral Lens Education Society
Dr. Arnold, along with Dr. Nathan Schramm, organized and moderated the inaugural
International Congress of Scleral Contacts in Miami Beach, July 2016.
Karen Lee, OD, FAAO, FSLS
Karen Lee, OD, FAAO, FSLS, joined the UCSF Beckman Vision Center clinical staff full-time at the beginning of March 2015. She received her undergraduate degree in Physiological Sciences with a minor in East Asian Languages and Linguistics from UCLA. She completed her Doctorate in Optometry at the Indiana University School of Optometry in May of 2013. Prior to coming to UCSF, Dr. Lee completed a Cornea and Contact Lens Residency at the Southern California College of Optometry and a PROSE clinical fellowship at the Boston Foundation for Sight. She is also a fellow in the American Academy of Optometry and the Scleral Lens Society. Currently Dr. Lee serves as the Public Education Chair for the Scleral Lens Society. Dr. Lee was a recipient of the 2013 Award of Excellence in Contact Lens Patient Care from the American Optometric Foundation. Her humanitarian work includes several mission trips to Guanajuato, Mexico with Volunteer Optometric Services for Humanity.
Yachin Bao, OD, FIAO, MA
Dr. YachinBao is originally from China and moved to the U.S. in 1991. She has a Bachelor Degree in Biochemistry fromXiamen University, a Master degree in Biology from Marshall University, and obtained her doctorate degree from the University of Houston College of Optometry in 2003. She has received extensive training in Primary Care, Pediatrics, Glaucoma and pre and post-op management of patients who have undergone cataract and laser surgery, and scientific research.
Prior to starting Eagle Eye Center, Dr. Bao practiced for 5 years in many private and corporate settings. She provided primary and emergency eye care to patients of all ages in the community. Dr. Bao particularly enjoys examining the pediatric population and tries to make it a fun and stress-free experience. She also has a particular interest in fitting the latest technology in contact lenses in order to provide her patients with the best vision and comfort possible.
Dr Bao has participated in various local and international charities, including "give a gift of sight", vision screenings, hurricane Allison/Katrina relief, etc. Her dedication to her community has been demonstrated in many ways, especially through her church. She has been the leading doctor in the eye clinic inher Church's annual health day since 2007. ( HCC Health Day News)
in July 2011, Eagle Eye center has successfully acquired ProVision (Former Lintakoon Eye Center) at 9188 Bellaire Blvd. to better serve the Chinese community.
During her free time, Dr. Bao enjoys playing piano, reading, biking and spending timewith her family and her beautiful American Eskimo.
Dr. Bao is fluent in English, Mandarin and Taiwanese.