4 JANUARY 2017
Special thanks to program coordinator Lauren Levine, who has
been in the eye industry for more than 25 years. She has been
spearheading our ophthalmology dry eye events for 3 years.
This is her first year coordinating the optometry event.
Jack Schaeffer, OD, FAAO, Moderator
Dr. Schaeffer is president and CEO of an
18-location group practice and refractive
laser center in Birmingham, Ala. He
lectures internationally, serves on industry
boards and panels, and is involved in
clinical studies. He recently authored a
miniseries on the history of contact lenses
and the contact lens specialty practice.
Douglas K. Devries, OD
Dr. Devries is a co-founder of Eye Care
Associates of Nevada. The majority of his
clinical practice involves surgical
comanagement and treatment of disease,
particularly ocular surface disease.
Whitney Hauser, OD
Dr. Hauser is an assistant professor
at Southern College of Optometry
and practices in the college-affiliated
TearWell Advanced Dry Eye Treatment
Center in Memphis, Tenn.
Mark Schaeffer, OD
Dr. Schaeffer practices with Schaeffer
Eye Center, a comprehensive primary
eyecare practice with 18 locations
Walter O. Whitley, OD, MBA, FAAO
Dr. Whitley is director of optometric
services at Virginia Eye Consultants, an
optometry/ophthalmology tertiary referral
center with five locations throughout
the state. He is also residency program
supervisor for the Salus University
Pennsylvania College of Optometry.
Jerry Robben, OD
Dr. Robben is chief optometrist
with Bowden Eye & Associates in
Jacksonville, Fla., and an instructor in the
practice's Dry Eye University program.
This supplement is based on a live panel discussion,
The New Future of Dry Eye,
held during Vision Expo West in Las Vegas.
To view a video of this event, please visit