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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:

  • 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

SoCal Chapter Networking Event
2.13.24 | 5.30 PM PST
Glaukos HQ
One Glaukos Way
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
OWL Members Mixer
2.21.24 | 12 PM ET
OWL Signature Event at ASCRS 2024: Celebrating 20 Years!
4.7.24 | 5.30 PM EDT
The Westin Boston Seaport
425 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02210
OWL Summer Reception at AECOS
7.13.24 | 5.30 PM MDT
The Library, St Regis Hotel
2300 Deer Valley Dr E
Park City, UT 84060

Featured Champion Members

Cheryl Brown

Director of Business Development
Eyes On Eyecare

As the Director of Business Development at Eyes On Eyecare | CovalentCreative, I lead the sales and account management efforts for some of the most prominent eye care organizations in the country. With over 20 years of experience in advertising and marketing and 7 years in eye care I am passionate about providing eye care organizations with unforgettable marketing solutions that keep their company top of mind with the next generation of eye care practitioners and staff.

Working with our talented team of clinicians, marketers, engineers, and creatives we customize bespoke content and technology services that enhance the online presence and reputation of our clients.

At Eyes On Eyecare | CovalentCreative, we are not just a publisher/agency, but a trusted and strategic partner and it is my privilege to be part of such a brilliant and passionate community of professionals committed to saving sight.

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Rex Chandler

Vice President, Global Strategic Marketing
STAAR Surgical

Rex has over 25 years of experience in the global ophthalmic and electrophysiology industries across product development, strategic product marketing and business development activities. Based in Lake Forest, California, Rex is currently the Vice President, Global Strategic Marketing at STAAR Surgical leading an exceptional, high performing group of marketers conducting market research, competitive intelligence, new product launch activities, and an innovative ICL ecosystem platform. He has been with STAAR for the past 11 years.

Early in his career and after graduate school, Rex performed research work at the University of South Florida (Tampa, FL) where he was directly involved in studying corneal response to laser ablation and PRK. Following several years as a research associate, Rex spent the next 5 years of his career in product development where he collaborated in developing over 100 products for use in cataract, refractive, glaucoma, retina, and oculoplastic surgery. Consequently, he received 10 U.S. patents for cataract and refractive devices.

In addition to helping bring visual freedom to patients through the EVO ICL, Rex serves on the Ophthalmic Advisory Board of Beyond Blindness.

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