Dr. Ben Gaddie earned his Doctor of Optometry from the University of Alabama-Birmingham School of Optometry. He then completed a Residency in Ocular Disease through Northeastern State University College of Optometry at the Triad Eye Medical Clinic and Cataract Institute in Tulsa, OK. Currently, he is the owner and director of Gaddie Eye Centers, a multi-location full-service practice in Louisville that was started by his father over 40 years ago. Dr. Gaddie is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and President of the Optometric Glaucoma Society (OGS). He is currently the Co-Chairman of the International Vision Expo Meetings, the largest provider of continuing education for eye doctors. He is also a Past President of the Kentucky Optometric Association. Dr. Gaddie serves on the editorial boards of Review of Optometry, Optometric Management, Primary Care Optometry News and Optometry Times. In 2015, he was selected as one of the Most Influential in Optometry by Optometric Management, he was awarded the Kentucky Optometric Association Optometrist of The Year Award.
Associate Editor, Dugout Dirt Editorial for odsonfb.com. Dr. Bill Potter is the senior optometrist at Millennium Eye Care in Freehold, New Jersey. Millennium is a multi-subspecialty optometry/ophthalmology practice, where Bill has practiced for 31 years. Prior to this, he served for 3 years as a Captain and optometrist in the U.S. Air Force. Bill is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania College of Optometry. He serves as a member of the Review of Optometry’s Editorial Board. The Primary Care Optometry News honored Dr. Potter in 2016 by listing him as one of the “PCON 250” top leaders and innovators in his field. Dr. Potter has a special interest in uveitis and other ocular inflammatory diseases and has lectured and published many articles in this area. Most recently, Bill’s CE article on “Red Disease in Glaucoma” appeared in the March 2017 Review of Optometry.
Co-Associate Editor, Retina & Low Vision for odsonfb.com. Bryan Wolynski is a 2000 graduate of NECO and completed a residency in Primary Care at NOVA. Bryan has been in the eye care field for over 25 years and currently maintains a practice in New York City where he provides primary eye care and low vision evaluations. Bryan consults on mobile eye care for the Florida Heiken Children’s Vision Program and on Low Vision for the Miami Lighthouse and OrCam Technologies. He has presented cases at SECO, AAO and has spoken at AOA. He has provided CE lectures to Optometrists, Opticians and to the Association of School Nurses. Bryan has also spoken to the Florida State Senate and the Department of Health for children’s eye care advocacy and mobile eye care. He has also spoken on the topic of low vision at many low vision conferences throughout the country as well as internationally including the United Nations. Bryan is a Fellow of the AAO, a member of the International Association of Accessibility Professionals, The Optometric Society, and the AOA.
Associate Editor, Finance for odsonfb.com. Darren Jackson is an OD Practice Startup & Growth Specialist. He is a 13-year healthcare industry veteran. Upon graduating from Salisbury University in 2004 with a degree in Business Administration, Darren joined Pfizer Pharmaceuticals as a professional healthcare representative. Darren spent 8 years in the pharmaceutical industry where he worked as a territory and product sales manager for Pfizer, Schering-Plough and Merck Pharmaceuticals. In 2011, Darren joined Bank of American Practice Solutions, where he helped launch Bank of America’s Optometric and Medical division. Darren spent 5 years at Bank of America Practice Solutions, where he was able to help ODs throughout the country start and grow their practices. Darren has many friends and clients in the optometric industry and spends the majority of his professional time helping doctors start and or grow their practices. Darren is currently Vice-President and Business Development Officer for Wells Fargo.
Associate Editor, Vision Therapy for odsonfb.com. Fayiz is a fourth-year Optometry student with interests in Vision Therapy, Neuro-Optometry and Specialty Contact Lenses. As a first-year student, Fayiz served as president of his university’s COVD and NORA clubs. He then went on to establish a contact lens club and as well as a sports vision club at Western University College of Optometry. Fayiz has also served as National President of the National Optometric Student Association (NOSA).
Dr. Autry received her pharmacy degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She practiced in critical care before returning for her optometry degree at the University of Houston. Following graduation, she performed a residency in ocular disease and surgical comanagement at the Eye Center of Texas ophthalmology center where she is a partner today. Dr. Autry lectures nationally and internationally on a variety of pharmaceutical and ocular disease topics and has authored numerous articles for both optometric and pharmaceutical journals.
Associate Editor, Systemic Disease for odsonfb.com. Dr. Joseph Pizzimenti is an internationally-recognized speaker and author, and a Fellow of both the American Academy of Optometry (AAO) and the Optometric Retina Society (ORS). He served as ORS President from 2012-2014. Dr. Pizzimenti has completed funded clinical research in the areas of diabetes, age-related macular degeneration, vitreomacular adhesion, and low vision. His scientific articles and have appeared in a host peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Pizzimenti co-authored a chapter on Diabetic Retinopathy in the textbook entitled Diabetes in Black America.
Contributor, Practice Management, odsonfb.com. Dr. Scot Morris is an International speaker, educator, author, and management consultant, Scot is well known for his experience in ocular surface disease, medical technology, and practice management. He directs an ophthalmic consulting service, Morris Education & Consulting Associates. He received his doctorate of optometry from Indiana University in 1996. He completed a residency in ocular disease and refractive surgery at Triad Eye Medical Center in Tulsa, OK. He also serves as the Chief Optometric Editor for Optometric Management and as a consultant to many eye care companies. In 2015, he was selected as one of the Most Influential in Optometry by Optometric Management.
Associate Editor, Students of Optometry for odsonfb.com. Sloan Rajadhyksha is a California native and ocean enthusiast currently completing her final year at UC Berkeley School of Optometry. She has been an active leader in the optometric student community; her current roles include being a Senior Journalist for Optometrystudents.com, Founder of Optometry Student Network and an Executive Board Member of SOLutioN. Sloan's passion within optometry lies with private practice and helping students build connections across the country. She is excited to journey to the Big Apple in the fall to pursue a residency in Binocular Vision and Vision Therapy at the SUNY College of Optometry.
Associate Editor, Contact Lenses for odsonfb.com. Dr. Stephanie L. Woo was born and raised in Lake Havasu City, AZ. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Arizona and graduated with honors from the Southern California College of Optometry. She completed a Cornea and Contact Lens Residency at the University of Missouri, St. Louis, where she was trained to fit highly irregular corneas. She was the recipient of the Gas Permeable Lens Institute Award for Clinical Excellence and also the John R. Griffin Award for Excellence in Vision Therapy. Dr. Woo is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and a Fellow of the Scleral Lens Society. She authored the Gas Permeable Lens Expert column in Review of Contact Lenses. She authored several articles for the Contact Lens and Cornea section of the American Optometric Association. Dr. Woo currently co-authors the GP Insights column for Contact Lens Spectrum, and she is an active GPLI advisory board member. Dr. Woo currently serves as Vice President of the Scleral Lens Society. Dr. Woo enjoys lecturing around the world on the subject of contact lenses and anterior segment disease. Dr. Woo is in private practice and owns Havasu Eye Center, Parker Vision Care, and Blythe Vision Care.
Associate Editor, Specialty Contact Lenses for odsonfb.com. Dr. Tom Arnold is a graduate of the University of Houston College of Optometry. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Northern Colorado. During this training, he participated in vision outreach programs in Mexico, Guatemala, and with the Bureau of the Indian Health Service. His externship was completed at the Indian Health Service Hospital in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Dr. Arnold spent two years as a research assistant for the Early Treatment Diabetic Retinopathy Study at the University of Texas Medical School in Houston. He opened his Today's Vision practice in Sugar Land in 1992. Currently, Dr. Arnold is the VP of the Board of Today's Vision Licensing Corporation. His primary professional interests are diseases of the eye, specialty contact lenses and the management of refractive laser eye surgery. Dr. Arnold is passionate about scleral contact lenses and their ability to help patients struggling with compromised vision related to the cornea. He is also a Fellow of the Scleral Lens Education Society.
Co-Associate Editor, Retina & Low Vision for odsonfb.com. Dr. Vicky Wong is a graduate of Elizabethtown College in central Pennsylvania, graduating early with a Biology Pre-medicine concentration. Dr. Wong then received her optometric doctorate from Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry in Fort Lauderdale, FL with the distinction of Gold Key Honor Society induction. She completed an additional residency at the Lexington VA Medical Center affiliated with the University of Kentucky with a special emphasis on Low Vision and Ocular Disease management. Dr. Wong is a member of the American Optometric Association, Maryland Optometric Association, and Vision Rehabilitation Section. Recently, Dr. Wong was selected as the Maryland Young Optometrist of the Year for her accomplishments and commitments to Optometry and her patients.
Associate Editor, Just For Fun Editorial for odsonfb.com. Viola Kanevsky is a pediatric optometrist specializing in custom contact lenses, who has practiced on the Upper West Side of New York City for almost 25 years. An émigré from the former Soviet Union, Dr. Kanevsky lived in Netanya, Brussels, and Miami, until her family settled in New York City in 1979. She earned a BS from Pace University and a Doctorate from SUNY State College of Optometry. She is the Metropolitan Trustee of the New York State Optometric Association board; a board member of the Optometric Society of the City of New York; she has served on the board of her residential coop for 10 years; she is vice president of the board of the Interschool Orchestras of New York, an organization dedicated to providing musical education to children regardless of ability to pay; serves as Trustee on the board of the Ilya and Emilia Kabakov Foundation and as such, produces benefit concerts for the Ship of Tolerance, an international art project whose goal is to promote tolerance amongst children of differing cultures; she serves on the parent advisory committee of Concerts in Motion, an organization that brings concerts and music therapy to homebound individuals, and is the treasurer of the NY chapter of Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity (VOSH). Dr. Kanevsky also volunteers for the New York Youth Symphony and travels to orphanages in Peru on medical missions.
Associate Editor, Dry Eye for odsonfb.com. I'm Whitney Hauser, OD, founder of DryEyeCoach.com and it's an honor to join the ODsOnFB.com team as editor of the dry eye section. The art and science of dry eye disease make it particularly social media-friendly. With so many different approaches to care, doctors can share what works and what hasn't in their practices. The absolutely wrong way to treat dry eye is to not treat it at all.
Associate Editor, Practice Management for odsonfb.com. Dr. Will is a graduate of SCO and is the Practice Director at Blount County Eye Center in Maryville, TN. He writes and speaks on practice leadership and has a passion for outreach.