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Contact Lens Institute Names 2024 Visionaries

Diverse group offers insights to promote contact lens benefits, healthy wear and care habits among their U.S. and Canadian colleagues

The Contact Lens Institute has named 19 established and emerging eye care community leaders as 2024 Visionaries. The program, established in 2021, has expanded its reach this year to include the U.S. and Canada.

Each Visionary has demonstrated a commitment to raising awareness of recent advances in soft contact lenses and prescribing benefits to the patient and practice. Selected in part for their ability to connect with professional colleagues, they will participate in initiatives that promote best practices, tools, data and clinical and practice management insights through the Contact Lens Institute’s The EASY Way and See Tomorrow initiatives.

Ten Visionaries return to the program after serving last year, while another nine have been newly appointed. The 2024 honorees include:

Monica Bhula, OD, Texas Vision, Cedar Park, Texas
*Shelby Brogdon, OD, McFarland Eye Care, Little Rock, Arkansas
Jennifer Seymour Brusven, LDO, NCLE-AC, ABO-AC, AAS, Yesnick Vision Center, Las Vegas, Nevada
*Ariel Cerenzie, OD, FAAO, FSLS, Charlotte Contact Lens Institute, Charlotte, North Carolina
*Angelica Cifuentes, OD, Bye Dry Eyes, Blinking Owl Eyecare, Marino Eye Care, Miami, Florida
*Jade Coats, OD, McDonald Eye Associates, Fayetteville, Arkansas
Janelle Davison, OD, Brilliant Eyes Vision Center, Smyrna, Georgia, and Visionary Dry Eye Institute, Marietta, Georgia
*Sabrina Gaan, OD, Eyes on Plainville, Plainville, Massachusetts
*Lisa Hornick, OD, MBA, FAAO, Stanford Ranch Optometry, Rocklin, California
*Diana Mejia, Bellaire Family Eye Care, Bellaire, Texas
Ashley O’Dwyer, OD, Bay Mills Health Center, Brimley, Michigan, and The Eye Guys, Wasilla, Alaska
Shalu Pal, OD, FAAO, FSLS, FBCLA, FIAOMC, Dr. Shalu Pal & Associates, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Noha Seif, OD, FAAO, FSLS, Contact Lens Institute of Seattle, Seattle, Washington
*Dana Shannon, OD, FAAO, Clarendon Vision Development Center, Westmont, Illinois
*Jennifer Tsai, OD, LINE OF SIGHT, New York, New York

* Returning Visionary

Also named: *Andrew Bruce, LDO, ABOM, NCLE-AC, ASB Opticianry Education Services, Vancouver, Washington; Jason E. Compton, OD, FAAO, Compton Eye Associates, New York, New York; Scott Moscow, OD, Roswell Eye Clinic, Roswell, Georgia; Adam Ramsey, OD, Socialite Vision, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida


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