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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

OWL Virtual Connect
4.2.20 | 12:00p ET
(Members only)
TX Chapter Launch
TBD | 5:30PM
1600 S University Dr
Fort Worth, TX
OWL Signature Event & Awards Ceremony at AAO
11.15.20 | 5:30p
The Venetian
3355 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Rooms: San Polo

Featured Champion Members

Jerry St. Peter

Founder of Eyevance

Jerry St. Peter has more than 27 years of experience in the ophthalmic sector. Prior to founding Eyevance, Mr. St. Peter was the Vice President and Head of Sun Pharmaceuticals’ newly formed Ophthalmics division.

Previously, Mr. St. Peter was the Executive Vice President and GM for Nicox’s Ophthalmic business and Senior Vice President and Head of the Ophthalmic division at Inspire Pharmaceuticals. His areas of functional expertise include General Management, Commercial, Market Access, and Business Development.

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Kavita Dhamdhere, MD, PhD

Sr. Director Clinical and Regulatory Affairs, Sight Sciences, Inc.

Kavita is an Ophthalmologist, trained in India. She practiced as an anterior chamber surgeon and comprehensive ophthalmologist for few years before coming to the States to pursue her PhD. After finishing her PhD and post-doctoral fellowship in Vision Science from UC Berkeley, she started her corporate journey as a principal clinical scientist at Allergan. Kavita’s fascination towards medical device industry brought her to Abbott Medical Optics (which became Johnson & Johnson, Vision). She grew into the Sr. Director of Clinical development role recently at Sight Sciences where she oversees clinical activities under surgical and dry eye platforms. She is super excited to be a part of OWL and desires to make meaningful contribution.

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