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Rarely will you find a value as great as an OWL membership! By becoming a member you establish yourself as committed to "Advancing Diversity in Leadership" and in standing as a leader for today's world. You'll also be affiliated with the best and brightest in Ophthalmology. Take a look here at some of our Champion members!



Get Involved

Developing leaders is OWL's mission and our specialty!  Get terrific experience and benefit from the best-of-the-best networking in Ophthalmology when you get involved in OWL:

  • Attend an Event
  • Submit an article for our magazine
  • Step into leadership – join an OWL Committee
  • Offer to help with a "one-time" job at one of OWL's fabulous events
  • Connect with us on social media to stay up-to-date with OWL

Support OWL

OWL is a 501(c)3 organization, meaning any financial contribution is 100% tax-deductible.  OWL focuses the investment of members’ dues on programs and events that will benefit members (our admin costs are low compared to other nonprofits).

Your company can align with OWL's mission by having a presence at our events and benefit from exposure on our social mediachannels and in our member communications.  Organizations and companies that want to be involved at the highest level can enroll their associates as virtual members, receive educational programs and get sponsorship exposure by becoming an OWL Partner.


Owl Awards

The OWL Awards are given annually at OWL's Signature Event during AAO.  The finalists are distinguished and respected - always an impressive group!

Nominations for the OWL Awards open in the Summer.  A Nominations Committee selects the finalists and then OWL members cast their votes in the Fall.

Contact Us for information on nominating a colleague as a ‘Rising Star’, ‘Catalyst’ or ‘Visionary’ in Ophthalmology.


Upcoming Programs

Virtual Signature Event & Awards Ceremony
11.10.20 | 6 PM EST
New Members Virtual Connect
12.01.20 | 4 PM EST

Featured Champion Members

Jacqueline Armani, OD, FAAO, MSL-BC

Regional MSL Lead, Alcon

Jacqueline Armani is the Regional Medical Liaison Lead at Alcon where she supports clinical development and medical affairs for the ophthalmic surgical division. She is a Doctor of Optometry with extensive clinical residency training and experience specializing in comprehensive eye care and management of chronic and acute ocular conditions.

Jacqueline graduated from the CUNY-College of Staten Island in 2006 and continued her graduate degree at the New England College of Optometry. Jacqueline is a Fellow of the AAO and a Champion Member of OWL, where she also serves as a Committee Member of our Northeast Chapter.

Jacqueline's career highlights include her volunteer medical missions to South Africa, Colombia, Jamaica and Trinidad. She continues to make her professional services available to assist others via pro-bono volunteering, consulting and mentoring.

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Scott Schachter, OD

Founder, Advanced Eyecare and the Eyewear Gallery Optometry

Dr. Schachter received his Doctor of Optometry degree from Southern California College of Optometry and opened a private practice in Pismo Beach, CA with an emphasis on ocular surface disease. Dr. Schachter is an Adjunct Clinical Professor at Marshall B. Ketchum Universit. He has presented scientific posters and published articles in peer-review scientific journals such as Optometry and Vision Science Journal, ARVO, AAO, and AOA. Dr. Schachter was recently named a Global Ambassador for the Tear Film and Ocular Surface Society. He is the founder of Ocular Surface Advisory, a consulting entity, also featuring Ocular Surface Academy and the Facebook groups OSDocs and Virtual Eye Care Docs.

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