State of the Contact Lens Industry in 2017 - Things to Come...R&D and Developing Technologies

State of the Contact Lens Industry in 2017 - Things to Come...R&D and Developing Technologies

September 13, 2017, 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM


A panel of individuals who head research and development units for both the major contact lens manufacturers as well as smaller specialty and "startup" companies in the industry will share their knowledge and experience about how new contact lens technologies are developed. Attendees will learn how contact lenses are developed from initial concept through development and launch. The panelists will share both the triumphs and challenges of continually moving the industry forward.


  • George Grobe III


    Vice President Surgical and Vision Care R&D

    Bausch + Lomb

    George Grobe is a 30 year veteran in industrial biomedical engineering. George is currently vice president of research & development for vision care...

  • Scot Morris



    Morris Education & Consulting Associates

    Dr. Morris received his doctorate of optometry at IU in 1996. He then completed a residency in ocular disease at Triad Eye Medical Clinic in...

  • Kurt Moody


    OD, Director of Clinical New Product Development

    Johnson and Johnson Vision

    Kurt has been employed by Johnson and Johnson Vision Care Inc. in Jacksonville, FL in the Research & Development division since 2005. He graduated...

  • Steve Diamanti



    Cooper Vision

  • Erich Bauman




    Erich Bauman, OD, MBA, MA is currently Senior Director, Project Leadership for Vision Care R&D at the Alcon Johns Creek, Georgia site. In addition to...

  • Neal White


    VP of R&D


  • Karen Havenstrite


    Chief Technology Officer



Documents available after booking session

Type of Session

  1. Type of Session Panel

Course Number

  1. Course Number 10L1

Pending Accreditations

  1. A - ABO No
  2. C - COPE Yes
  3. FL-OD - Florida State Board of Optometry Yes
  4. FL-OP - Florida State Board of Opticianry Yes
  5. FL-T - Florida State Board of Opticianry – Technical No
  6. N - NCLE Yes
  7. NYS-CL-A - New York State Opticians - Contact Lenses - Advanced No
  8. NYS-CL-B - New York State Opticians - Contact Lenses - Basic No
  9. NYS-CL-I - New York State Opticians-Contact Lenses-Intermediate No
  10. NYS-D-A - New York State Opticians-Dispensing-Advanced No
  11. NYS-D-B - New York State Opticians-Dispensing-Basic No
  12. NYS-D-I - New York State Opticians-Dispensing-Intermediate No
  13. O - Orals No
  14. P - AOA Paraoptometric Commission No
  15. T - TQ-CEE No
  16. TPA - Therapeutic No
  17. J - JCAHPO No


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