Article Date: 1/1/2013

Faculty

Faculty

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Arthur B. Epstein, OD, FAAO, moderator
Dr. Epstein is a founding partner of North Shore Contact Lens & Vision Consultants, Roslyn, NY. He is cofounder of Phoenix Eye Care in Arizona, where he heads the Dry Eye – Ocular Surface Disease Center and serves as director of clinical research. He is an adjunct clinical associate professor at Midwestern University, Arizona College of Optometry Eye Institute. Dr. Epstein is a consultant/advisor to Alcon, NiCox, Tear Science and Valeant Pharmaceuticals. He has received research support from Alcon. He is a lecturer for Alcon and VSP.

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Christopher W. Lievens, OD, MS, FAAO
Dr. Lievens is an associate professor and chief of primary care at Southern College of Optometry, Memphis, Tenn. Dr. Lievens has received research funding from Alcon, Allergan, Eyegate and Merck. He has received lecture honoraria from Alcon, Transitions and Zeiss.

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Loretta B. Szczotka-Flynn, OD, PhD, FAAO (Dipl)
Dr. Szczotka-Flynn is Professor, Departments of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences and Epidemiology & Biostatistics at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio and Senior Optometrist at University Hospitals Case Medical Center Eye Institute in Cleveland. She has received research support from Alcon, CooperVision and Vistakon.

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Mile Brujic, OD
Dr. Brujic is a partner in a four-location practice in northwest Ohio. He practices full-scope optometry with special interests in contact lenses and ocular disease management of the anterior segment and glaucoma. Dr. Brujic has been an advisor to Alcon, Allergan, Eyemaginations, NiCox, Transitions, TelScreen, VMaxVision and Vistakon. He has received research support from Alcon and VMaxVision. He has lectured for Allergan and Bausch + Lomb.

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Christine W. Sindt, OD, FAAO
Dr. Sindt is a clinical associate professor of ophthalmology and director of the contact lens service at the University of Iowa Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences in Iowa City. She is a consultant/advisor to Alcon and Vistakon, and has received research support from Alcon.

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William D. Townsend, OD, FAAO
Dr. Townsend practices in Canyon, Texas, and is an adjunct professor at the University of Houston College of Optometry. He is president of the Ocular Surface Society of Optometry and conducts research in ocular surface disease, lens care solutions and medications. He is an advisor to Alcon, TearScience and Valeant. He has received research support from Odyssey and TearLab.



Contact Lens Spectrum, Issue: January 2013