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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
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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

Virtual Signature Event March 2021 | Women Entrepreneurs, CEOs and Leaders
3.8.21 | Time to TBC
OWL & WIO Reception at Hawaiian Eye
5.10.21 | 4P
Grand Wailea Maui | 3850 Wailea Alanui Drive, Wailea, HI 96753 (Lagoon Overlook)

Featured Champion Members

Ryan Bleeks

Vice President of Sales, Eyecare | RVL Pharmaceuticals, Inc. subsidiary of Osmotica Pharmaceuticals PLC

I was appointed to the position as Vice President of Sales, Eyecare for RVL in January 2021, responsible for building and leading the Sales force, along with Sales Operations, and Sales Training. I am excited about the opportunity to disrupt the Ophthalmic market again by leading a team to bring an industry first to market. RVL Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a new operating subsidiary of Osmotica Pharmaceuticals plc (Nasdaq: OSMT), and was created for the purpose of bringing UPNEEQ™ (oxymetazoline hydrochloride ophthalmic solution, 0.10%) to market. RVL Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is dedicated to developing unique partnerships with customers, as well as making UPNEEQ™ available exclusively through our fully-owned and integrated pharmacy.

I formerly served as the National Sales Director at Sun Pharmaceuticals leading the Eye Care Business Unit. The Ophthalmology franchise finished each fiscal year over 100% for each brand, including 203% to goal for the Cequa launch in the first year on the market. During my leadership, Sun developed a diverse pipeline through strategic acquisitions and organic growth, and in April 2016, secured US FDA approval on its first product in the eye care space, Bromsite (Bromfenac ophthalmic solution 0.075%). The second product that received US FDA approval in August 2018 was Cequa (Cyclosporine ophthalmic solution 0.09%). In September 2018 Xelpros (Latanoprost ophthalmic emulsion 0.005%) became the third product to receive US FDA approval to further diversify Sun’s portfolio.

Under my helm, Sun built a sales team of 4 Area Sales Directors, 22 Regional Sales Managers, and 149 Ocular Account Managers. I’ve been recognized for my knowledge and experience in the Ophthalmic/Optometric industry, strategic relationships with leaders and eye care professionals, and always exceeding the sales goals. My professional affiliations and relationships in the eye care community are extensive including being a founding member of the Corporate & Surgeon Partners Program for Sightlife, along with being a Champion Member of the Ophthalmic World Leaders (OWL).

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Megan Pritchard, COA

Lead Surgical Coordinator | Brazos Eye Surgery of Texas

Megan Pritchard works as the Lead Surgical Coordinator at Brazos Eye Surgery of Texas and is also a Certified Ophthalmic Assistant. She has been in the field of ophthalmology for five years. Megan has received education from McLennan Community College and Texas A&M University. In her free time, she enjoys spending time outdoors and with her family.

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