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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!



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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:

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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

Member Mixer
11.30.23 | 12 PM ET
Mastering Your Financial Future: Get Ahead for 2024
12.5.23 | 12 PM ET
OWL & WIO Reception at Hawaiian Eye
1.15.24 | 4 PM HST
Beach Courtyard - Grand Wailea
3850 Wailea Alanui Dr
Wailea, HI 96753

Featured Champion Members

Sheraz Daya,

Chairman and Medical Director
Centre for Sight

Sheraz Daya is an ophthalmologist based in the United Kingdom. His area of expertise is Cornea, Anterior Segment, Cataract and Refractive Surgery.

Qualified with an honors degree in Dublin, Ireland, he undertook residency training in New York in both Internal Medicine and Ophthalmology followed by a fellowship at the University of Minnesota. Following a couple of years in practice in New York, he emigrated to the United Kingdom where he was Director of the Corneoplastic Unit and Eye Bank at the Queen Victoria Hospital in East Grinstead. With his wife Marcela, also an ophthalmologist, he established Centre for Sight which has three sites and recently celebrated its 25th year. More recently he established a medical technology start-up Infinite Medical Ventures.

His areas of expertise includes high risk corneal transplantation, limbal stem cell transplantation, lamellar corneal transplantation, refractive surgery and high performance lens intraocular lenses. He has published extensively on ocular surface reconstruction and limbal stem cell transplantation and novel lamellar transplant techniques. He has over 100 publications and is the founding medical editor of CRST-Europe. He has been on the Ophthalmologist Power List 50 and 100 on 3 occasions and more recently received a Lifetime Achievement award from the International Society or Refractive Surgery (ISRS). He has and continues to serve committees and boards of numerous organizations including ESCRS, UKISCRS, ASCRS, AAO, AECOS, the Royal College of Ophthalmologists and the Corneal Society. He is President-elect of AECOS Europe 2024 to 2026.

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Patricia Morris, MBA, COE

Principal Consultant and Executive Coach

Patricia M. Morris has been in the eye industry for 30 years. She is the founder and Principal Consultant for PMCOE / Excellence in Eye Care providing leadership support for ophthalmic and optometric practices nationwide. Miss Morris serves on the Board of Directors for OWL. She also serves on the Board of Directors for Lighthouse Eye Center in Mombasa, Kenya. Lighthouse is an eye clinic on the East Coast of Africa that heals physical and spiritual blindness regardless of the ability to pay. Pat shares her talents in an administrative missionary capacity for Sights on Health, a dedicated group of physicians & health professionals from across the U.S.A., along with allied healthcare students who volunteer their time to provide free eye care and eye surgery to those in need in the U.S.A. and abroad. This mission is committed to providing quality, compassionate care for those whose geographical and/or social status limit their access to medical care. 

Prior to the past 15 years in ophthalmic project management, Miss Morris has held several leadership roles with solo eye care practices, multi-specialty groups, multi-location, hospital & health system based groups, academic centers and high volume refractive surgery centers. Her diplomatic approach cultivates relationships, inspires goodwill and encourages collaboration which achieves sustainable transformation in most settings.

An accomplished speaker, Patricia is a longstanding member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the administrator’s branch of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery where she has been lecturing since 2003. She also presents abroad as well as for local ophthalmic societies such as the New York State Ophthalmological Society, New Jersey Academy of Ophthalmology, and Maryland Society of Eye Physicians just to name a few.

Her articles have appeared in several industry periodicals such as Eye World, Ophthalmology Management, and Administrative Eyecare. Patricia is also on adjunct faculty at Harvard University’s TH Chan School of Public Health Center for Executive and Continuing Professional Education.

Miss Morris has assisted in the development of product launches and marketing strategies for various vision related diagnostic tests, pharmaceuticals and treatments including a prognostic genetic test to determine the patient’s risk of progression to advanced macular degeneration based on their individual genetic profile.

Patricia, received her M.B.A from the Robert B. Willumstad School of Business at Adelphi University in Garden City NY. She received her green belt in Lean Thinking (Six Sigma) from the Raymond A. Mason School of Business at The College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA. She received her Certificate in Understanding Diversity and Inclusion (online) from Purdue University W. Lafayette, IN. Patricia has made a personal commitment to lifelong learning and is currently enrolled in executive studies at a Harvard University’s TH Chan School of Public Health, Boston, M.A.

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