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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

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

Featured Champion Members

Carey Powers

Vice President of Marketing, Visus Therapeutics

Carey Powers serves as Vice President of Marketing for Visus Therapeutics, a clinical stage company with a lead program in the presbyopia drop category. As VP of Marketing, she leads strategy and execution in the commercialization of Visus' emerging pipeline. Carey has more than 20 years of marketing experience across a wide variety of sectors, with more than a decade in various leadership roles in the eye care space.

Prior to joining Visus, Carey held numerous commercial leadership roles at Allergan, Inc., most recently leading consumer marketing for RESTASIS®, the number-one–selling prescription eye drop in the US. Carey’s industry accolades include Top 25 DTC Marketers from DTC Perspectives and Vision Monday’s Most Influential Women in Optical in 2014. Carey’s eye care experience dates back to 2003, where she served as Director of Marketing for Coastal Eye Institute, a large multispecialty ophthalmology practice in Florida. Carey holds a BA in Journalism from Samford University and an MBA from the University of Florida’s Warrington College of Business. 

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Thomas Dunlap

CEO, Mynosys

Mr. Dunlap has over three decades of global experience leading and building Ophthalmic medical device companies. He has a proven track record of generating commercialization successes in both entrepreneurial ventures and multinational companies. Prior to his current position, Tom was an Independent Board Member at Mynosys Cellular Devices Inc., a Cooperation Partner at Life Sciences Consulting Network Ltd. and Principal & Founder of Dunlap Ophthalmology Consulting. Mr. Dunlap is a Former CEO at HOYA Surgical Optics and has held executive management positions at Allergan Medical Optics, Bausch + Lomb and American Hospital Supply Corporation. He has held previous Board roles at a number of early stage ophthalmic medical device companies. Tom is an Advisory Board member for the Asian and European Ophthalmology Futures Forums. He holds an MBA, Magna Cum Laude from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California and a BA, Cum Laude from Ashland University in Ashland, Ohio.

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