Derrick Artis, OD, Joins Board of Healthy Eyes Advantage

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BOCA RATON, Fla.—Healthy Eyes Advantage, Inc. (HEA) has announced the appointment of Derrick Artis, OD, MBA, FAAO, to its board of directors. “I am pleased to welcome Dr. Artis to HEA’s board,” stated HEA Chairman and CEO Jim McGrann. “His distinguished professional experience has touched nearly all sectors within eyecare, and I am confident that HEA will benefit from his stewardship. I look forward to working with Dr. Artis as we continue to execute our vision of positioning IECPs to achieve truly extraordinary results for both their practices and their patients by expanding our footprint of consultative services and innovative technologies.

“It is a privilege to join the HEA board of directors,” said Dr. Artis. “HEA’s impressive next-generation marketplace offers a compelling option for independents looking to optimize practice productivity and profitability. I am enthusiastic about working with the HEA team to shape new additions to the company’s portfolio of best-in-class solutions to ensure that independent ECPs not only compete but thrive in their unique practice settings, and I look forward to sharing the HEA message with my professional colleagues.”

Dr. Artis has a strong track record of success leading eyecare practices and organizations within the ey care industry, including For Eyes Optical, Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Vision Source and Essilor. He started his career in 1990 in private practice and transitioned into full-time health care management in 2000. He is a proven and passionate leader with a diverse background in operations, management, strategic planning and product launching. Dr. Artis also serves on the board of Salus University and two emerging eyecare companies, and he is a managing partner at Havencrest Capital Management.

Healthy Eyes Advantage (www.hea2020.com) is the next-generation marketplace for independent ECPs, delivering the most competitive vendor pricing and unique benefits to more than 10,000 independent eyecare professionals nationwide, the company stated. Based in Boca Raton, Fla., and with a West Coast service center in San Diego, Calif., the company is dedicated to delivering solutions that simplify each independent ECP’s unique pathway to success.