Lynette K. Johns, OD.
OAK BROOK, Ill.—Visionary Optics, a leader in the design and manufacturing of scleral lenses, has appointed Lynette K. Johns, OD, FAAO, FSLS, FBCLA, to the position of director of clinical and scientific affairs. Dr. Johns will oversee the strategic implementation of scleral and specialty contact lens education, research, and training, as well as support the dissemination of evidence-based data through professional networks. She will help ensure the company achieves its goals by encouraging and influencing eyecare practitioners in the U.S. and abroad to increase their understanding of scleral and specialty contact lens applications and fitting processes, according to a statement released by Visionary Optics.

Dr. Johns has been a specialty contact lens practitioner and investigator at Massachusetts Eye and Ear and a research associate in the Harvard Medical School Department of Ophthalmology. She is well known for her work with scleral lenses for visual rehabilitation, pain management, and ocular surface support.
Dr. Johns has been a key player in the specialty lens arena for more than two decades, and is a national and international educator and lecturer on scleral lenses, irregular corneas and severe ocular surface disease. Her specialty lens expertise spans the gamut from scleral and rigid gas permeable to multifocal and orthokeratology lenses.
Dr. Johns is widely published and is an author and co-editor of the textbook, Contemporary Scleral Lenses: Theory and Application. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, Scleral Lens Education Society, British Contact Lens Association, and she is the recipient of the venerable Founders’ Award from the American Academy of Optometry section of Cornea, Contact Lenses and Refractive Technologies.
The addition of Dr. Johns to the Visionary Optics team complements the company’s recent acquisition by Euclid Vision, a global leader in advanced orthokeratology and proactive myopia management initiatives, which VMAIL reported in April, 2022. She will work closely with the Euclid Ortho-K clinical team to create a comprehensive professional education content strategy for specialty lenses.
Donald Sanders, MD, PhD, Visionary Optics president and CEO, said, “Dr. Johns is well recognized as a thought leader throughout the specialty contact lens field and her expertise and reputation make her an excellent fit for our organization. We look forward to supporting Dr. Johns’ efforts to bring attention to the advantages of specialty lenses across the eyecare continuum, and we are excited about what this collaboration means for our eyecare provider partners and their patients.”