Think About Your Eyes Names New Leadership

Think About Your Eyes, a national public awareness campaign about the importance of scheduling an annual eye exam, has created new roles to lead its advisory committee, the campaign’s governing body.

Dr. Steven Loomis of the American Optometric Association (AOA) was elected chairman of the committee, and Dr. Rick Weisbarth of Alcon was elected vice-chair, both for one-year terms. Representatives from the six leadership partners and the committee’s at-large representative voted on these positions, which were created after a campaign strategic planning meeting in October.

Dr. Loomis served as a trustee of the AOA for ten years, and as the organization’s president from 2015 to 2016. He was selected as Optometrist of the Year by the Colorado Optometric Association and received the organization’s Distinguished Service Award in 2007. He currently practices in Littleton, Col.

Dr. Weisbarth is the current chairperson of the Contact Lens Institute and the National Academies of Practice in Optometry. He previously served on the American Academy of Optometry’s Executive Council and Board of Directors, and was president of the organization from 2007 to 2008.

The complete roster of 2018 advisory committee members is as follows:

  • Steven Loomis, AOA, Chairman
  • Rick Weisbarth, Alcon, Vice-Chair
  • Patience Cook, Transitions, At-Large Member
  • Marty Bassett, The Vision Council
  • Sherianne James, Essilor
  • Lukas Ruecker, Luxottica
  • Jacqueline Henderson, Johnson & Johnson Vision

 

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