Jeffrey R. Anshel, OD, FAAO

Dr. Jeffrey Anshel is a 1975 graduate from the Illinois College of Optometry. He has written numerous articles and ten books regarding nutritional influences on vision and computer vision concerns. Dr. Anshel is the principal of Corporate Vision Consulting, where he addresses nutrition and eye health, as well as digital...

Marc R. Grossman, O.D., L.Ac.

Dr. Marc Grossman, O.D., LA.c, is an influential pioneer, leader, and practitioner in integrative eye care. In practice since 1980, his comprehensive background includes degrees in Optometry, Biology, Physical Education, and Learning Disabilities, coupled with yoga, bioenergetics, nutrition, Chinese medicine, and acupuncture. This orientation provides the foundation for an integrated...

A. Paul Chous, MA, OD, FAAO

Dr. Paul Chous has a private practice specializing in diabetes eye care and education in Tacoma, WA and is Adjunct Professor of Optometry at Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, CA. He completed his undergraduate education at Brown and UC Irvine, and then received his Masters and Doctorate of...

Allen Taylor, PhD

Dr. Allen Taylor is Professor Emeritus in the Departments of Nutrition, Developmental, Molecular and Chemical Biology, and Ophthalmology. He directed the Laboratory for Nutrition and Vision Research Laboratory at the HNRCA for 40 years. His research focused on the pathophysiology of- and ways to ameliorate or delay progress of -...

Maria Markoulli, PhD MOptom GradCertOcTher FBCLA FAAO

Maria Markoulli is an Associate Professor and the Director of Learning and Teaching at the School of Optometry and Vision Science at UNSW in Sydney, Australia. She was chair of the recently published Tear Film and Ocular Surface (TFOS) society Lifestyle report which reviewed the evidence on the impact of...

Pankaj Kapahi, Ph.D.

Pankaj Kapahi received his Ph. D. from the University of Manchester where he worked with Tom Kirkwood. He did his postdoctoral work with Seymour Benzer at Caltech and Michael Karin at the University of California at San Diego. He joined the Buck Institute as an Assistant Professor in 2004. Dr....

Elizabeth J. Johnson, PhD, FACN, FICS

Elizabeth J. Johnson. obtained her Ph.D. in nutritional biochemistry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her postdoctoral work was conducted at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Center on Aging at Tufts University. She currently has a faculty appointment at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy at Tufts University....

Neda Gioia OD, CNS®, FOWNS, CFMP

“One patient and one doctor at a time.” This is Dr. Neda Gioia’s motto to help change the landscape of healthcare. With 17 years of optometric clinical experience spanning 3 states, her personal success in nutrition inspired her to pursue a formal education in functional medicine and clinical nutrition so...

Steven Pratt, MD, FACS, ABIHM

Steven G. Pratt MD, FACS, ABIHM is a clinical assistant professor of ophthalmology at the University of California, San Diego. He has had training in holistic medicine and has a degree with the American Board of Holistic Medicine. (ABIHM) He is the author of five Super Foods books, including two...

Julie Poteet, OD, MS, CNS, FONS

Dr Julie Poteet graduated from The New England College of Optometry and then completed a residency in primary care and ocular disease at the VA Medical System in Boston. At the VA, Dr. Poteet became interested in why some veterans seemed to age so differently than their peers and began...

Dennis Ruskin, OD, FAAO

Dr. Dennis Ruskin graduated from the University of Waterloo in 1976 with a Doctor of Optometry degree, the same year he established his full scope practice in Toronto, Ontario. In 1989, he became a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry. Dr. Ruskin has been an appointed advisory member to...

Dorothy L. Hitchmoth, OD, FAAO, ABO, ABCMO DIPLOMATE

Dr. Hitchmoth is a nationally-recognized award-winning professor, lecturer and educator who has authored countless scientific papers, editorials and book chapters.  She is Fellow of the Academy and the Retina Society and is dual board-certified.  She had a 22 year tenure serving our nations veterans at the Department of Veterans Affairs...

Dr. Lara Zakaria PharmD MS CDN CNS IFMCP

Dr. Zakaria is a Pharmacist and Nutritionist with a focus in implementing solutions for Functional Medicine and personalized nutrition. A graduate of the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, at Rutgers University (BSpharm) and the University of Colorado Skaggs College Of Pharmacy (PharmD), she spent 20 years in community pharmacy practice....

Kaleb Abbott, OD, MS, FAAO

Kaleb Abbott is an optometrist and assistant professor of ophthalmology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. After graduating from Texas A&M University with a bachelor’s of science in nutrition, he attended The University of Houston College of Optometry for both his doctorate of optometry and master’s of science in physiological...

Joseph J. Pizzimenti, OD, FAAO, FORS, FNAP

Dr. Joseph J. Pizzimenti received his Doctor of Optometry from the Illinois College of Optometry, and completed a residency in Ocular Disease and Rehabilitative Optometry at the University of Houston. He is a recognized clinician and educator and a Fellow of both the American Academy of Optometry (AAO) and the...

Ansel T. Johnson, O.D.

Dr. Ansel Johnson is the founder and owner of Vision Salon Eye Care Associates in Blue Island, Illinois.  He received his BA in Biology from Illinois Wesleyan University and graduated from the New England College of Optometry. He has completed a post-graduate certificate from the Wharton School of Business Optometry...