ODs on Facebook Podcast: Disruption in Eyecare

We are excited to be launching the first episode of the ODs on Facebook Podcast. The goal of the ODs on Facebook Podcast is to highlight the most interesting topics in eyecare and spark thoughtful discussions around these topics. We will be featuring the most dynamic figures in eyecare in an effort to inspire, inform an entertain our listeners.

On this episode Dr. Jeffrey Sonsino and Mr. Andy Barrow of Eyeris join Dr. Fayiz Mahgoub for a discussion on the impact of disruption on eyecare. They discuss the impact of forces such as private equity, Artificial intelligence, venture capital and telemedicine on eyecare.

Our guests for this episode

Dr. Jeffrey Sonsino, OD, FAAO, Dipl.

Jeffrey Sonsino is a doctor of optometry and a partner in a high-end specialty
contact lens and anterior segment practice in Nashville, Tennessee. Dr. Sonsino is a
Diplomate in the Cornea and Contact Lens Section of the American Academy of
Optometry (AAO), an executive board member of the Healthcare Alliance for
Patient Safety, past-chairman of the American Optometric Association’s (AOA)
Contact Lens and Cornea Section and a fellow of the Scleral Lens Education Society.

On the local level, he is past president of the Middle Tennessee Optometric Association. In the past few years, he has been awarded the 2017 Gas Permeable Lens Institute (GPLI) practitioner of the year, the 2017 AOA’s Advocate of the Year, and the 2018 Optometrist of the Year by the Tennessee Optometric Association. Dr. Sonsino is the Co-Founder and Chief Medical Officer for Eyeris, a contact lens company established to promote the success of private practice optometrists and provide a safer alternative to direct-to consumer contact lens retailers.

Best contact: jeff@myeyeris.com

Mr. Andy Barrow

Mr. Barrow is a serial entrepreneur with wide start-up experience. He has raised almost $20M in funding for his startups and has taken 3 startups from concept to profitability over the past 6 years. He also brings to this discussion 20 years of senior executive management experience which includes establishing a division focused on monetizing IP for an applied-futurism firm on Madison Ave, NYC. He has consulted for the likes of Coca Cola (Japan), Bayer, Allergan, CITI Bank, Campbells and the NFL.  Dr. Sonsino is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Eyeris, a contact lens company established to promote the success of private practice optometrists and provide a safer alternative to direct-to consumer contact lens retailers. 

Email address: andy@myeyeris.com

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