Our Editorial Advisory Board
The AllAboutVision.com Editorial Advisory Board was formed to ensure that this website offers as much interesting and accurate information about eye care and eyewear as possible. Members include leading ophthalmologists, optometrists, opticians, and other eye care professionals.
Brian Chou, OD, FAAO
Dr. Brian Chou is a San Diego optometrist and owner of ReVision Optometry, where he directs a scleral contact lens clinic for medically-necessary applications including keratoconus.
He formerly was a partner in an optometric practice in the Rancho Bernardo 4S Ranch community of San Diego.
A 1999 graduate of University of California Berkeley School of Optometry, he completed fellowship training in refractive surgery management at Jules Stein Eye Institute, UCLA School of Medicine. More about Dr. Chou »
Burt Dubow, OD, FAAO
Dr. Burt Dubow practices at Insight Eye Care in St. Cloud, Minnesota. He received his doctor of optometry from Pacific University College of Optometry in 1975.
He is a past chair of the Contact Lens and Cornea Section of the American Optometric Association, a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and a distinguished fellow of the National Academies of Practice.
Dubow was editor of EyeQuest Magazine and has written many articles on contact lenses and patient care internationally. He also has lectured to optometrists, ophthalmologists, pharmacists and staff in the United States and abroad. More about Dr. Dubow »
Valerie Kattouf, OD, FAAO
Dr. Valerie Kattouf is an optometrist in private practice and on the faculty at Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago, where she lectures on such topics as strabismus, amblyopia, binocular vision disorders and the relationship between vision and learning.
She also coordinates the Pediatric/Binocular Vision residency there. And she is an editorial council member of the Journal of Optometric Vision Development.
Kattouf completed a residency in pediatrics and binocular vision at the State University of New York Optometric Center. She has presented at numerous scientific meetings on pediatric eye care and strabismus.
Kattouf is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and a member of the Illinois Optometric Association and the College of Optometrists in Vision Development.
Vance Thompson, MD, FACS
Dr. Vance Thompson is the director of refractive surgery for Vance Thompson Vision in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and serves as professor of ophthalmology at the Sanford USD School of Medicine.
A leading international researcher in the field of laser and implant vision correction, Thompson has played a key role in developing the excimer laser for vision correction.
He also has served as a principal investigator or medical monitor lead in more than 40 FDA-monitored clinical trials, studying laser and implant vision correction of nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism and presbyopia. More about Dr. Thompson »
Brian S. Boxer Wachler, MD
Dr. Boxer Wachler is a board-certified ophthalmologist, refractive surgeon and founder of the Boxer Wachler Vision Institute in Beverly Hills, California. He obtained his undergraduate degree from UCLA in psychobiology, attended Edinburgh University in Scotland on a Rotary Scholarship and completed his medical school training at Dartmouth.
Boxer Wachler served his ophthalmology residency at Saint Louis University Eye Institute and his refractive surgery fellowship at the University of Kansas Medical Center.
Previously he was director of the UCLA Refractive Laser Center at the Jules Stein Eye Institute; his current practice is the Boxer Wachler Vision Institute.
Boxer Wachler has served as an investigator in 13 FDA clinical trials evaluating new refractive surgery technologies. He is a faculty member at UCLA and is on the staff at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. More about Dr. Boxer Wachler »
Page updated January 2021