We are proud to announce and welcome onboard the following new team members.
“I am very excited to have such talent on the MyopiaCare© team to take the next step”, said Pascal Blaser. “We shall continue our mission to educate specialists and parents and hope to one day be able to contribute to the eradication of myopia”.
Ross Grant BSc (Hons), MSc, FCOptom, PDipM has joined the team as Chief Business Development Officer. With its experience and network, Ross connects MyopiaCare with associations, industry and KOLs worldwide and can thus take the next step in the development of the online platform. Ross trained as an optometrist at Aston University, Birmingham UK and has over 40 years experience in clinical practice, academia, research, marketing and general management. He believes that there are many challenges associated with the growing prevalence of myopia in the world, and in its prevention and management from both clinical and business aspects.
Dr. Thomas Aller, OD, FBCLA has joined the team as a clinical advisor. Currently a visiting scholar at University of California, Berkeley School of Optometry, Dr. Aller has been researching for the past 27 years the use of bifocal contacts for the control of myopia. After receiving the world’s earliest patent for a method of myopia progression control, he collaborated for ten years with Brien Holden and the Vision CRC on their anti-myopia program. Dr. Aller is currently conducting clinical trials on myopia management with an EDOF multifocal contact lens, as well as an anti-hyperopia multifocal lens design.
Dr. Oliver Woo, Optometrist UNSW, FIAOMC joins MyopiaCare© as a clinical consultant. A University of New South Wales Australia graduate, Dr. Woo’s special interests are paediatric optometry, myopia prevention and control contact lens fitting with Orthokeratology and specialty contact lenses. In 2007, Dr. Woo became the first Australian fellow of International Academy of Orthokeratology and Myopic Control (FIAOMC) and opened an Orthokeratology and Myopic Control Clinic in 2010.
Giancarlo Montani, Optometrist FIACLE, FBCLA completes the team of clinical advisors. He is Professor of Clinical Contact Lens Application at the University of Salento, Italy. Involved in Optometry education since 1988, he has been Department Head of the Contact Lens Division at the Santa Chiara University Medical Centre in Pisa, Italy until 2004. In 2007 Professor Montani has co-founded the Centre for contact lens research of the University of Salento.