VIP Lineup for Corporate Optometry Panel Set for Vision Expo West 2018


ALEXANDRIA, Va.—A new Corporate Optometry Panel at Vision Expo West will bring together industry thought leaders from Costco, Luxottica, MyEyeDr., NewGradOptometry, Visionworks of America and Walmart Vision to discuss the range of business models that optometrists can practice in corporate optometry today, according to an announcement from show organizers. Titled “Pathways to Leadership in Corporate Optometry,” the event is sponsored by Luxottica and Visionworks of America and attendees will also enjoy an opportunity to network at a cocktail reception immediately following the panel.

The panel will take place on Thursday, September 27, 2018 from 4:30. to 5:15 p.m. at the NewGradOptometry + CovalentCareers Booth #23087; a cocktail and networking reception will follow from 5:15 to 6:00 p.m. No registration is required to attend the panel and reception, but attendees must be registered for Vision Expo.

Jim Muniz, director of training and development at DigitalOptometrics will be the panel moderator. Panelists will include:
• Artis Beatty, OD, chief medical officer at MyEyeDr.
• Chris Cordero, OD, director of professional relations at Walmart Vision
• Matt Geller, OD, founder and president of, co-founder of CovalentCareers
• Rupe Hansra, OD, vice president of operations services at Visionworks of America
• Denise Mogil, director of professional services at Costco
• Carl Spear, OD, senior vice president of eyecare at Luxottica

The panel will gather optometrists with differing perspectives and years of experience, all of whom hope to motivate tomorrow’s leaders and stimulate respect for optometry in the corporate realm.

“Throughout the year when our team is meeting with different corporate leadership teams, the common theme of educating and developing their teams, students, and young professionals continues to come up,” said Joanne Mohr, event director at Reed Exhibitions. “I am glad that we have a platform at Vision Expo to work with this panel of dynamic industry leaders and talk about how this mode of practice can develop optometrists into business owners.”