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Contributing Faculty

Contributing Faculty

Arthur B. Epstein, OD, FAAO (moderator)
Dr. Epstein is cofounder of Phoenix Eye Care in Arizona, where he heads the Dry Eye – Ocular Surface Disease Center and also serves as director of clinical research.

Mile Brujic, OD
Dr. Brujic is a partner in Premier Vision Group, a four-location practice in northwest Ohio. He lectures extensively on ocular disease manage ment and contact lenses.

Christopher W. Lievens, OD, MS, FAAO
Dr. Lievens is a Professor and the Chief of Staff at Southern College of Optometry, Memphis, Tenn.

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.

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 Director of Contact Lens Service at University Hospitals Case Medical Center Eye Institute in Cleveland.

Robin L. Chalmers OD, FAAO, FBCLA
Dr. Chalmers is an independent clinical trial consultant working in epidemiology and post-market surveillance of contact lens complications.

Kasey Minick, B.S. Biochemistry/ B.S. Pharm
Dr. Minick is Principal Scientist and Formulation Manager with Alcon Vision Care Research & Development.

Ralph Stone, PhD
Dr. Stone is one of the foremost experts on contact lens care product design and formulation. A winner of the prestigious Donald Korb Award from the American Optometric Association, Contact Lens & Cornea Section, he is often referred to as the father of modern contact lens care. Dr. Stone is a former VP of research and development for Alcon.

William 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.