SynergEyes Appoints Jessica Chi and Mark Hinds to Professional Relations Team

Carlsbad, CA (April 2, 2018) – SynergEyes, Inc., the worldwide leader in hybrid contact lens technology, is pleased to announce the appointments of Optometrists Jessica Chi and Mark Hinds to the Professional Relations team for SynergEyes in Australia/New Zealand. The two are well known, highly experienced specialty contact lens fitters with deep knowledge and understanding of SynergEyes hybrid lens fitting. In their new roles for SynergEyes, they will provide guidance and training to eye care professionals on the use and fitting of SynergEyes hybrid contact lenses.

Dr. Chi completed her Bachelor of Optometry at the University of Melbourne in 2007, and is the Director of Eyetech Optometrists, an independent specialty contact lens practice in Melbourne. She is the current Victorian President of the Cornea and Contact Lens Society of Australia (CCLSA), and previously served as National President of the CCLSA. She is a clinical supervisor at the University of Melbourne, a member of the Victoria Optometric Sector Advisory Group and a columnist for MiVision. Dr. Chi is a fellow of the Australian College of Optometry and the British Contact Lens Association. She consults for various contact lens companies and is an invited speaker throughout Australia and beyond.

Dr. Hinds is a Queensland University of Technology graduate and has completed the graduate certificate in ocular therapeutics. He has been involved with QUT School of Optometry post graduate specialty contact lens clinics since 2004 and lectures to the 4th years in their advance contact lens studies. Mark has a private practice in Brisbane (Queensland, Australia) with a clinical focus on specialty contact lenses for the complex cornea. He is the largest single prescriber of SynergEyes UltraHealth contact lenses in Australia for patients with keratoconus and corneal ectasia. Mark is a fellow of the British Contact Lens Association.

“We are absolutely thrilled to have Jessica and Mark join our Professional Relations team to help expand and support hybrid lens fitting Down Under”, said James Kirchner O.D., President and CEO of SynergEyes, Inc. “Both colleagues are exceptional clinicians and enthusiastic hybrid lens fitters. We look forward to their contributions in making hybrid contact lenses more mainstream, as hybrids are an excellent choice for the treatment of regular vision correction including presbyopia, as well as for diseased eyes”.

About SynergEyes Inc.
SynergEyes is the only advanced-technology, high-performance and OD-led contact lens company focused exclusively on the leading independent eye care professionals. SynergEyes manufactures and markets hybrid contact lenses for astigmatism with Duette® and Duette® Progressive and the UltraHealth® lens for irregular corneas available with Tangible Hydra-PEG polymers. The SynergEyes portfolio also includes the SynergEyes VS scleral lens. More information is available at

For more information contact:
Tina Sharp, Vice President, International Business, SynergEyes

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