Eyesafe Vision Health Advisory Board
The Eyesafe Vision Health Advisory Board is made up of leading eye care professionals who are innovators in the fields of ophthalmology and optometry. These distinguished eye doctors consult with Eyesafe to provide valuable insights that help drive research regarding the effects of blue light on the eyes and brain. They also help guide the development of Eyesafe® technology and industry standards to reduce blue light emitted by the displays of electronic devices and other sources. All members are compensated for their valuable guidance except as otherwise noted below. Any other affiliations with Eyesafe are disclosed below.
Ralph Chu, MD
Ralph Chu, MD, is founder and medical director of Chu Vision Institute and Chu Surgery Center in Bloomington, Minnesota. He is an internationally recognized leader in cataract and refractive surgery and has participated in more than 80 clinical evaluations and FDA clinical trials. Dr. Chu has taught physicians worldwide about the latest technological advances in cataract, refractive and minimally invasive glaucoma surgeries. He received his medical degree from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago and completed his ophthalmology residency at Duke University Eye Center and a fellowship in cornea and external disease, refractive, glaucoma, cataract and lens implant surgery in Minneapolis. Dr. Chu is an Eyesafe equity holder.
H. Burkhard Dick, MD, PhD
H. Burkhard Dick, MD, PhD, is professor and chairman of the Ruhr University Eye Hospital in Bochum, Germany. He also serves as the president of the German Society of Cataract, Refractive and Interventional Surgery (DGII). Dr. Dick received his medical degree from the University of Giessen in Germany and specializes in refractive and cataract surgery. He was one of the first ophthalmic surgeons in Europe to use a femtosecond laser in cataract surgery and has received a number of awards for his pioneering work. Dr. Dick is an Eyesafe equity holder.
Chad Dockter, OD
Chad Dockter, OD, is a founding partner of Southwest Eye Care, a network of private optometry clinics with locations in the southwestern Twin Cities metro area in Minnesota. Dr. Dockter provides family eye care and has a special interest in children’s vision. He received his Doctor of Optometry degree from Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago, where he also completed an externship in low vision. Dr. Dockter is an Eyesafe equity holder.
David Friess, OD
David Friess, OD, FAAO is Chair of the Eyesafe Vision Health Advisory Board. Dr. Friess has over 20 years of experience as a globally recognized optometrist spanning clinical research, medical affairs, patient care, regulatory and strategic market development with ophthalmic medical device and pharmaceutical companies. Dr. Friess is an Eyesafe equity holder.
Mitchell Jackson, MD
Mitchell A. Jackson, MD, is founder and medical director of Jacksoneye, a private ophthalmology practice in Lake Villa, Illinois. He also serves as a clinical assistant at University of Chicago Hospitals. Dr. Jackson is a board-certified ophthalmologist and specializes in cataract and refractive surgery. He has extensive experience in laser vision correction and has performed more than 30,000 LASIK procedures. He also is involved in many FDA clinical trials, including studies related to cataract surgery and the treatment of dry eye, glaucoma and keratoconus. Dr. Jackson received his medical degree from Chicago Medical School and completed his ophthalmology residency at University of Chicago Hospitals. Dr. Jackson is an Eyesafe equity holder.
Paul Karpecki, OD
Paul Karpecki, OD, is Director of Cornea and External Disease at Kentucky Eye Institute in Lexington, and an Associate Professor at the Kentucky College of Optometry at the University of Pikeville. A recognized dry eye expert, who has one of the largest advanced dry eye clinics in North America. He is the chief medical editor for the journal, Review of Optometry. He received his Doctor of Optometry degree from Indiana University and completed a cornea fellowship under Daniel Durrie, MD, in affiliation with the Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University as well as a 2-year preceptorship in retinal disease management. Dr. Karpecki is an Eyesafe equity holder.
Richard Lindstrom, MD
Richard Lindstrom, MD, is the founder and attending surgeon at Minnesota Eye Consultants in Minneapolis. He also is an adjunct clinic professor emeritus at the University of Minnesota Department of Ophthalmology and a visiting professor at the UC Irvine Gavin Herbert Eye Institute. Dr. Lindstrom is a board-certified ophthalmologist and specializes in corneal, cataract, refractive, glaucoma and laser surgery. He has been at the forefront of many advances in eye care throughout his career and is an internationally recognized researcher, teacher, inventor, writer, lecturer and highly acclaimed physician and surgeon. Dr. Lindstrom received his doctorate degree in medicine from the University of Minnesota Medical School. Dr. Lindstrom is an Eyesafe equity holder.
Molly McDonald, OD
Molly McDonald, OD, serves as the director of The Vision Performance Center at McDonald Eye Care working with athletes. She also works with children and adults in Vision Therapy for academic and post-concussion management. Recipient of the 2016 Young Optometrists of the Year Award from Minnesota Optometric Association, graduate from The Ohio State University College of Optometry; where she fostered her professional interests in primary eye care with an emphasis on contact lenses, disease detection and treatment, and pre- and post-operative surgical eye care. She worked at Minnesota Eye Consultants, focusing on cataract, corneal, and glaucoma surgeries. Dr. McDonald is compensated by Eyesafe for her contributions.
Steven Moe, DC
Steven Moe, DC is a graduate of Northwestern Health Sciences University and is a board certified Chiropractor and board eligible Chiropractic Neurologist certified in Applied Kinesiology, Sacro-Occipital Technique, Functional Neurology, and ARP WAVE Therapy. He founded the Accelerated Performance Clinic, based in Eden Prairie, MN. Dr. Moe is a co-founder of Eyesafe and an equity holder.
Sheri Rowen, MD
Sheri Rowen, MD, is the founder of Rowen Vision & Cosmetic Center in Newport Beach, California, where she performs advanced cataract surgery, LASIK refractive surgery, and a variety of cosmetic and skin care services. She received her Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Rowen completed her surgical internship at Johns Hopkins Hospital and a two-year research fellowship at the Hospital’s prestigious Wilmer Eye Institute. She also served as a clinical instructor at Johns Hopkins Hospital and a clinical assistant professor at the University of Maryland. Dr. Rowen is an Eyesafe equity holder.
Vance Thompson, MD
Vance Thompson, MD, is an internationally recognized specialist in advanced laser vision correction and cataract surgery. He is the founder of Vance Thompson Vision, a private ophthalmology practice and surgical center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He also is a professor of ophthalmology at the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine. Dr. Thompson has played a key role in the development of many advanced technologies and techniques for both laser and implant vision correction surgery and he has served as principal investigator or medical monitor lead in more than 65 FDA clinical trials. He has taught thousands of surgeons worldwide about the latest laser and implant surgery technology and developments. Dr. Thompson is an Eyesafe equity holder.
William Trattler, MD
William B. Trattler, MD, is a recognized, board-certified ophthalmologist in private practice at the Center for Excellence in Eye Care in Miami, where he performs a wide variety of advanced cataract and refractive surgery procedures. He also is on the volunteer faculty at the Florida International University Wertheim College of Medicine and at the University of Miami’s renown Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. Dr. Trattler received his medical degree from University of Miami School of Medicine, where he graduated with distinction in research. He completed his ophthalmology residency at Penn Medicine’s Scheie Eye Institute in Philadelphia and subspecialty training in cornea and refractive surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. Dr. Trattler is an Eyesafe equity holder.
Robert Weinstock, MD
Robert J. Weinstock, MD, is a board-certified ophthalmologist and Director of Cataract and Refractive Surgery at the Eye Institute of West Florida and at The Weinstock Laser Eye Center in Largo, Florida. He also is an assistant clinical professor of ophthalmology at the University of South Florida in Tampa. Dr. Weinstock teaches physicians internationally about cataract surgery and he participates in research and clinical trials to evaluate new technology. He received his Doctor of Medicine degree from Rosalind Franklin University’s Chicago Medical School in North Chicago, and completed his residency at St. Louis University School of Medicine and a fellowship at The Eye Institute of West Florida. Dr. Weinstock is an Eyesafe equity holder and serves as a member of the Eyesafe Board of Governors.
William F. Wiley, MD
Medical Director of Cleveland Eye Clinic and Clear Choice LASIK Center divisions of Midwest Vision Partners (MVP). He is an active board member of Midwest Vision Partners. Dr. Wiley has helped innovate numerous new technologies within the eye care space. Active investigator in numerous protocols including the light adjustable IOL, trifocal IOLs, corneal inlays, toric IOLs, therapeutic dry eye treatments, excimer laser technology, and extended-release drug therapy. Founding member of Vanguard Ophthalmology society, past president of Society for Excellence in Eye Care, Early member of CEDARS/ASPENS, President Elect of AECOS, Program Chair of Caribbean Eye Meeting and Millennial Eye Meeting, and associate editor of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Today. Dr. Wiley is compensated by Eyesafe for his contributions.
Dagny Zhu, MD
Dagny Zhu, MD, is a Cornea, Cataract, and Refractive Surgeon, and Medical Director and Partner at NVISION Eye Centers in California. Dr. Zhu is a nationally acclaimed, board-certified ophthalmologist and fellowship-trained specialist in cornea, cataract, and laser refractive surgery. As a key opinion leader in laser vision correction and premium cataract surgery, Dr. Zhu has published, lectured, and been featured in over 100 scientific journal articles, book chapters, national conferences, and press features. Dr. Zhu graduated top of her class from UCLA and received her M.D. from Harvard Medical School. She completed her residency at the prestigious Doheny Eye Institute/University of Southern California (USC) and completed her fellowship at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. Dr. Zhu is compensated by Eyesafe for her contributions.
This group represents many decades of collective experience in direct patient care, clinical research and product development, peer-reviewed publications, public health advocacy and leadership of eye care organizations. The Eyesafe Vision Health Advisory Board serves as a source of expert opinion and thought leadership for Eyesafe® products.