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Jason J. Nichols, OD, MPH, PhD, (moderator) is editor-in-chief of Contact Lens Spectrum and assistant vice president for industry research development and director of the Office of Industry 
Engagement with the University of Alabama at Birmingham. 
He also conducts ocular surface and contact lens research and trains PhD candidates and fellows. He has received research 
funding from Johnson & Johnson Vision, Alcon, and Bruder Healthcare and honoraria from Shire.

Thomas Aller, OD, practices in San Bruno, CA, where he has been conducting myopia control research for more than 
25 years. He holds several patents and is a stockholder in TreeHouse Eyes. He is a consultant/advisor to TreeHouse and Visioneering Technologies. He has received research funding from SpecialEyes.

David A. Berntsen, OD, PhD, is an associate professor at The Ocular Surface Institute at the University of Houston College of Optometry, where he conducts myopia and contact lens research, including a clinical trial funded 
by the National Eye Institute evaluating soft multifocal contact lenses for myopia control. He has received research funding from Bausch + Lomb.

Kate Gifford, BAppSc(Optom)Hons, GCOT, is in private practice in Brisbane, Australia, where she specializes in contact lens fitting, binocular vision, pediatrics, and myopia control. She also conducts clinical research and is active in peer education. She has received lecture 
and/or authorship honoraria from CooperVision, Menicon, and Visioneering Technologies.

Brett O’Connor, OD, is a clinical optometrist with
 Pullen Eye Care in Jacksonville, FL. His professional interests include myopia control, emerging technologies, and practice efficiency. He is a consultant/advisor to Visioneering Technologies.