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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.

Thomas Aller, OD, FBCLA

Thomas Aller, OD, FBCLA, graduated from UC Berkeley School of Optometry and for 30 years has been researching clinical methods for the control of myopia progression. 

Dr. Aller now serves as a scientific and clinical advisor to TreeHouse Eyes and as a clinical advisor to Myopia.Care. He also worked recently on Essilor’s Myopia Matters task force and was a participating member in the International Myopia Institute’s white papers project. 

Currently a Visiting Scholar at the University of California at Berkeley, Dr. Aller also served recently as an adjunct professor at the University of Houston College of Optometry. More about Dr. Aller »

Mark Bullimore, MCOptom, PhD, FAAO

Professor Mark Bullimore is an internationally renowned scientist, speaker and educator based in Boulder, Colorado. He received his Optometry degree and PhD in Vision Science from Aston University in Birmingham, England. 

After spending most of his career at The Ohio State University and the University of California at Berkeley, Professor Bullimore is now Adjunct Professor at the University of Houston. He is also an associate editor of Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics and the former editor of Optometry and Vision ScienceMore about Dr. Bullimore »

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 »

Kerry Gelb, OD

Medical reviewer Kerry Gelb, OD, spent three years traveling North America and Europe to produce the feature-length “Open Your Eyes” documentary about the importance of eye care in preventive medicine. Upon the film’s release in 2020, Dr. Gelb launched the “Open Your Eyes” podcast that delivers weekly episodes focusing on all aspects of health.

He has been interviewed for radio and television on topics related to ocular health, and he frequently lectures on the diagnosis and treatment of macular degeneration, glaucoma and diabetes. More about Dr. Gelb »

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. More about Dr. Kattouf »

Maria Liu, OD, PhD, MPH, MBA, FAAO

Dr. Maria Liu is an associate professor of clinical optometry at UC Berkeley School of Optometry. She is the founder and chief of the UC Berkeley Myopia Control Clinic — the first of its kind in a teaching clinic, which now serves as a model for optometry schools across the country. 

Originally from Beijing, Dr. Liu practiced as an ophthalmologist in China before relocating to the United States in 2000. She obtained her MBA prior to her OD training at Pacific University, College of Optometry. 

Dr. Liu also completed an MPH with emphasis in biostatistics and clinical study design, and a PhD in physiological optics at UC Berkeley. The main emphasis of her research and clinical expertise has been on the investigation and utilization of novel optical designs and pharmaceuticals in myopia control. More about Dr. Kiu »

Pamela Miller, OD, FAAO, JD, FNAP

Pamela Miller, OD, FAAO, JD, FNAP, has a private optometric and consulting practice in Highland, California. 

Her general optometric practice encompasses contact lenses, low vision and some vision therapy, and she holds a therapeutic and glaucoma license. Dr. Miller’s law degree gives her additional expertise into the legal aspects of practice.

Dr. Miller received her Doctor of Optometry (OD) degree from Southern California College of Optometry and her Juris Doctorate (JD) degree from Loma Linda College of Law. She is a Fellow Emeritus of the American Academy of Optometry (FAAO) and a Fellow (Distinguished Member) of National Academies of Practice (FNAP). More about Dr. Miller »

John Rumpakis, OD, MBA

Dr. Rumpakis is currently President and CEO of Practice Resource Management, Inc. (PRMI), a firm that specializes in providing a full array of consulting, appraisal and management services for health care professionals and industry partners. 

Named the Chief Medical Coding Editor for Review of Optometry, Primary Care Optometry News and Optometry Today, and past Editor for Optometric Management, Dr. Rumpakis has been extensively published on the topics of third-party coding and billing, strategy development and execution, practice management, team building, and maximizing effectiveness and profitability, including the textbook “Business Aspects of Optometry.” 

Dr. Rumpakis is a popular lecturer both nationally and internationally. In addition to having had a successful solo practice, Dr. Rumpakis developed the practice management curriculum at Pacific University College of Optometry, where he taught optometric and medical economics for over a decade. He was also named the University of Houston College of Optometry’s Benedict Professor for 2016-2017. More about Dr. Rumpakis »

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 »

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