SynergEyes Announces Addition of Louise Sclafani, Vice President of Professional Affairs

Carlsbad, CA (June 19, 2017) – SynergEyes, Inc., the worldwide leader in hybrid contact lens technology, is pleased to announce that industry veteran, Louise Louise-Sclafani_450x450Sclafani, OD, FAAO is joining SynergEyes as Vice President of Professional Affairs. In this position, Dr. Sclafani will be responsible for working with thought leaders and professionals in the ECP global eye care professional community to develop strategies and programs that will increase the company’s value within the profession. Earlier in 2017, SynergEyes expanded its specialty contact lens portfolio from exclusively hybrid contact lenses to now include scleral and corneal gas permeable contact lenses.

James K. Kirchner, O.D., President and CEO of SynergEyes said, “the addition of Dr. Sclafani to our team comes at a pivotal point for SynergEyes as we add RGP technology to our hybrid contact lens portfolio. She is one of the most knowledgeable and well-respected educators and practioners in the field of optometry today. We look forward to having Dr. Sclafani bring her vast knowledge and expertise to our growing company, helping us to enable independent eye care professionals to differentiate their practices through the use of specialty contact lenses.”

Dr. Sclafani is an alumnus of ICO and has spent the past twenty four years at the University of Chicago where she was an Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and Director of Optometric Services. Her clinical interests include contact lenses, corneal disease, emergency eye care, dry eye and surgery co-management. She was awarded the status of Diplomate by the American Academy of Optometry in the Cornea and Contact Lens and Refractive Technology section and is an international lecturer on these topics. She is the recipient of teaching awards from the University of Chicago and the Illinois College of Optometry. Her excellence in optometry was recognized by receiving the Illinois Optometric Association Optometrist of the Year and the AOA Legends Award. Dr. Sclafani’s leadership and advocacy roles for optometry include serving as Chair of the CLCS of the AOA, President of the IOA and President of Women of Vision. She is a frequent contributing author for numerous publications including Review of Contact Lenses, Contact Lens Spectrum, and Primary Care Optometry News.

“I’m thrilled to have this opportunity to share my patient and teaching experience in a new format,” said Dr. Sclafani. “I’ve always enjoyed great dialogue with my colleagues and to join the team at SynergEyes at this juncture, as new technology is emerging, will be a fantastic venture.”

Dr. Sclafani will be working from Chicago and will continue to be active in private practice and training future eye care professionals

About SynergEyes, Inc.
SynergEyes is the only advanced-technology and OD-led contact lens company focused exclusively on the leading independent eye care professional, providing a complete continuum of specialty contact lens products. Brands include Duette® hybrid lenses for astigmatism and presbyopia, and UltraHealth® hybrid lenses for irregular corneas and SynergEyes VSTM scleral lenses for more challenging corneal conditions. The SynergEyes portfolio also includes advanced technology corneal RGP designs as well as legendary hybrid designs in ClearKone®, SynergEyes® A, MF, KC, and PS. More information is available at SynergEyes.com.

For more information contact:
Louise Curcio, Vice President of Marketing, SynergEyes
lcurcio@synergeyes.com

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