David Geffen, O.D., F.A.A.O., is currently director of optometric and refractive services at the Gordon & Weiss Vision Institute in San Diego, California. He has lectured and written extensively on contact lenses, surgery procedures and intraocular lenses. He is the current treasurer for the Optometric Council on Refractive Technology. He is also serving as the Chair for the Optowest Advisory Panel for the California Optometric Association. Dr. Geffen has conducted dozens of contact lens related studies for many manufacturers and has served as an industry consultant for several companies over the years.
Jim Owen, O.D., M.B.A., F.A.A.O., is a graduate of the Illinois College of Optometry and received his MBA from San Diego State University. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and is the Immediate Past President of the Optometric Council for Refractive Technology. He has a private practice in Encinitas, California. He participates is clinical research for laser vision correction, dry eye and contact lenses.
Chris Quinn, O.D., F.A.A.O., is President, Omni Eye Service, Iselin, New Jersey. He is the principal author of the American Optometric Association’s Clinical Guideline on Care of the Patient with Conjunctivitis. He is a contributing editor to Review of Optometry. He is a recognized authority and sought after to lecture nationally and internationally on the treatment of eye disease and comanagement.
Bernard C. Tekiele, III, O.D., is Director of Refractive Surgery at the Michigan Eye Institute. Dr. Tekiele specializes in refractive surgeryand comprehensive medical eye care. Dr. Tekiele earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and his Optometry degree from the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago, IL. Following a hospital-based internship at the Cleveland Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center in Cleveland, OH, Dr. Tekiele completed a residency in Family Practice Optometry at the University of Alabama at Birmingham/The Medical Center. Dr. Tekiele furthermore underwent specialized post-residency training in the areas of therapeutic laser therapy for the anterior segment and excimer laser vision correction at Northeastern University in Oklahoma City, OK.