Edward S. Bennett, OD, MSEd, is assistant dean for Student Services and Alumni Relations at the University of Missouri-St. Louis College of Optometry and is executive director of the GP Lens Institute (GPLI). He is chair of the American Optometric Association (AOA) Contact Lens and Cornea Section and a Diplomate and past chair of the Cornea, Contact Lenses & Refractive Technologies Section of the American Academy of Optometry (AAO). He is also the clinical features editor for Contact Lens Spectrum.
Melissa Barnett, OD, is the principal optometrist at the UC Davis Eye Center in Sacramento, CA. She is a Fellow of the AAO, a Diplomate of the American Board of Certification in Medical Optometry and serves on the board of the AOA’s Cornea and Contact Lens Council, Women of Vision, GPLI, and the Ocular Surface Society of Optometry. She is immediate past president of The Scleral Lens Education Society (SLS). Dr. Barnett is a spokesperson for the California Optometric Association and a guest lecturer for the STAPLE program. She is an advisor to and/or has received honoraria or travel expenses from AccuLens, Alcon, Alden Optical, Allergan, Bausch + Lomb, Contamac, Johnson & Johnson, NovaBay, Paragon Biotek, Shire, the Sjögren’s Syndrome Foundation, the SLS, the STAPLE Program, and SynergEyes.
P. Douglas Becherer, OD, is a Fellow of the AAO and the National Academy of Practice. He is a past chairman of the AOA Contact Lens and Cornea Section. He is also past president and O.D. of the Year of the Heart of America Contact Lens and Cornea Society. He is an adjunct clinical professor at both the University of Missouri-St. Louis College of Optometry and also at Southern College of Optometry. He is an adjunct clinical instructor at Washington University, School of Medicine, Department of Ophthalmology.
Douglas P. Benoit, OD, is the senior optometrist with Concord Eye Center, a multi-subspecialty ophthalmology group in Concord, NH. He is a Diplomate of the AAO’s Section on Cornea, Contact Lenses and Refractive Technologies. Dr. Benoit is a Distinguished Practitioner and Fellow in the National Academies of Practice-Optometry Section and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry. He is on the advisory board of the GPLI. Dr. Benoit is a consultant to, and clinical investigator for, Alcon and Visioneering Technologies.
Robert Davis, OD, practices in Oak Lawn, IL, and is director of the Contact Lens Clinic at Davis EyeCare. He is also cofounder of EyeVis, Eye and Vision Research Institute. He is an adjunct faculty member at Southern California College of Optometry-Marshall B. Ketchum University, University of Missouri in St. Louis, Illinois College of Optometry, Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University, and Pacific University. Dr. Davis is an advisor to the GPLI. He is a shareholder of SpecialEyes, a consultant or advisor to ZeaVision, and has received research funding from Optovue.
Matthew Lampa, OD, is an associate professor at Pacific University College of Optometry, where he is involved with specialty contact lens fitting, contact lens instruction, and clinical research. He is a consultant/advisor to SpecialEyes and has received honoraria or travel expenses from Alcon, Contamac, CooperVision, Johnson & Johnson, and Valley Contax.
Brooke Messer, OD, practices in Minneapolis in a private optometry office focused on specialty contact lenses. She is a consultant to Precilens and CooperVision, has received research funding from Bausch + Lomb, and has received honoraria from Alden Optical.
Thomas G. Quinn, OD, MS, is in group practice in Athens, OH. He is an advisor to the GPLI and an area manager for Vision Source. He is an advisor or consultant to Alcon and Bausch + Lomb, has received research funding from Alcon, Allergan, Bausch + Lomb, and Johnson & Johnson, and has received lecture or authorship honoraria from Alcon, Bausch + Lomb, CooperVision, SynergEyes, and the STAPLE program.
Stephanie L. Woo, OD, practices at Havasu Eye Center in Lake Havasu, AZ. She is also the treasurer for the Scleral Lens Education Society and is an Advisory Board member for the GPLI. She has received honoraria from Alcon, Art Optical, Bausch + Lomb, Bio-Tissue, Blanchard, Contamac, Essilor, Katena, Shire, the STAPLE program, SynergEyes, Visionary Optics, and X-Cel.