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Powered by Alcon was established to provide an online resource for vision care and eye health. Along with the ability to explore the eye, you also have the opportunity to actively manage your eye health with online tools and reminders. is powered by Alcon. All of the information within has been developed with input from a number of leading eye care professionals. In particular, Alcon wishes to acknowledge the contributions of the following individuals:

Brad Black, MD

Dr. Brad Black, MD

Dr. Black specializes in refractive and cataract surgery at Eye Associates, one of the leading medical and surgical eye care practices in the Louisville area. Since founding Eye Associates in 1983, he has been committed to staying at the forefront of refractive surgery technology.

Jim Davison, MD

Dr. Jim Davison

Dr. Davison has been in practice at Wolfe Eye Clinic headquartered in Marshalltown, Iowa since 1980. He started the eye center’s vitrectomy service and maintained a general ophthalmology practice for his first 20 years. He then sub-specialized in cataract and refractive surgery and was President and Board Chairman of the organization from 1995 through 2010. He has been active presenting papers and lecturing nationally and internationally and has numerous published scientific articles, videos and book chapters.

Ian Benjamin Gaddie, OD, FAAO

Dr. Ben Gaddie

After earning his Doctor of Optometry from the University of Alabama-Birmingham School of Optometry, Dr. Gaddie completed residencies in Ocular Disease at the Triad Eye Medical Clinic and Cataract Institute and in Glaucoma and Laser Therapy at NSU College of Optometry. Currently he is the owner and director of the Gaddie Eye Centers. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and President of the Optometric Glaucoma Society (OGS) and is currently the chair of the Continuing Education Committee for the American Optometric Association. Having published extensively in ophthalmic literature, Dr. Gaddie serves on the editorial boards of Review of Optometry, Optometric Management, Primary Care Optometry News and Optometry Times. In 2011, Dr. Gaddie was inducted into the Oklahoma Pioneers in Optometry Hall of Fame.

Steve Lane, MD

Dr. Steve Lane

Dr. Lane received his medical degree from the University of Minnesota and completed his ophthalmology residency at Pennsylvania State University followed by a fellowship year training at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Lane’s expertise is in cornea/external disease, cataract surgery and refractive surgery. In addition to having a private practice, Dr. Lane is a Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Minnesota and is the former President of American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, the largest society of cataract and refractive surgeons in the world.

Rich Lewis, MD

Dr. Rich Lewis

Dr. Lewis has published extensively on glaucoma, and ophthalmic surgery and pharmacology, including co-writing the book Curbsides in Glaucoma. He is the medical editor emeritus of Glaucoma Today and serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, Journal of Glaucoma, and other publications. Honored by the American Academy of Ophthalmology for his contributions, he continues to lecture and participate in glaucoma trials. He is the incoming President (2014) of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery and a past president of the American Glaucoma Society. Firmly connected to his California roots, Dr. Lewis was director of glaucoma at the University of California, Davis and co-founder of Sacramento’s Capital City Surgery Center.

Richard Lindstrom, MD

Dr. Richard Lindstrom

Dr. Lindstrom is a board-certified ophthalmologist and internationally recognized leader in corneal, cataract, refractive and laser surgery. He has been at the forefront of ophthalmology’s evolutionary changes throughout his career and holds over 30 patents in ophthalmology. He has developed numerous solutions, intraocular lenses and instruments that are used in clinical practices globally. He is the recipient of numerous awards for distinguished service by national and international ophthalmology associations, including the LANS, Barraquer and the first lifetime achievement award from the International Society of Refractive Surgery in October 1995.

Richard J. Mackool, MD; R.J. Mackool, MD

Dr. Richard MackoolDr. R.J. Mackool

Drs. Richard and R.J. Mackool have invented and designed many of the methods and instruments that are now used for modern cataract surgery. They have performed tens of thousands of procedures at The Mackool Eye Institute in Astoria, New York, have authored hundreds of scientific papers, several textbooks and hold more than 50 patents on the subjects of cataract-implant surgery, multifocal and astigmatism-correcting implants, femtosecond laser and other types of microsurgery of the eye. Both doctors are also members of the professional staff at The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary and NYU Medical Center.

Francis Mah, MD

Dr. Francis Mah

Francis Mah, MD, is a board-certified ophthalmologist specializing in advanced corneal, cataract and refractive surgery. He is the Director of Cornea and External Disease and the Co-Director, Refractive Surgery at Scripps Clinic Medical Group in La Jolla, CA. Dr. Mah was most recently an Associate Professor in both the Department of Ophthalmology and in the Department of Pathology as well as the Medical Director of the Charles T. Campbell Ophthalmic Microbiology Laboratory at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in Pittsburgh, PA. In 2011, Dr. Mah received the Distinguished Service Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He is a Preferred Practice Patterns Cornea/External Disease Panel Member for the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

These eye care professionals have received compensation from Alcon for their assistance with