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Bridging the 'O's: Ophthalmology to Optometry

Bridging the ‘O’s Initiative

OWL: Advancing Diversity in Leadership is delighted to announce the “Bridging the ‘O’s” initiative, bringing together all eyecare by expanding our mission and vision into the optometric space. OWL has benefited from strong collaboration and support in ophthalmology for decades, and the time is right to develop a more cohesive, collective support structure within our… Read More


Summary of the 2022 Ophthalmic Business and Leadership Trends Survey

The 3rd edition of the Ophthalmic Business and Leadership Trends Survey was launched in May 2022 in collaboration with the Fundingsland Group. This comprehensive survey assessed the current opinions and business practices of professionals across the ophthalmic industry and had more than 200 respondents including OWL members, practicing doctors, practice administrators/CEOs, and members of the ophthalmic/optometric industry. Similar surveys were conducted… Read More


Grit: A Passion and Perseverance for Patient Care

A Conversation with Eris Jordan, OD, Vice President of Clinical and Medical Affairs at Aurion Biotech and OWL Champion Member Grit: noun Definition[1] 1. sand, gravel  a. a hard sharp granule (as of sand) also: material (as many abrasives) composed of such granules  b. any of several sandstones 2. the structure of a stone that adapts it… Read More


Nominations Now Open for 2022 OWL Leadership Awards

It’s time to honor your peers who are advancing diversity in leadership.OWL is pleased to accept nominations for the 2022 OWL Awards! Awards: VISIONARY AWARD OWL’s Visionary Award honors an individual who has paved the way for diversity in their field through significant achievement. Nominees should have demonstrated leadership in their field throughout their careers…. Read More


2nd Annual Eyes on Inclusion

On June 21, 2022, OWL and Alcon collaborated to host our second annual virtual program “Eyes on Inclusion: Transitioning to Acceptance.” Coinciding with Pride Month, our esteemed guest, Vivienne Hau, MD, PhD, spoke of her journey as a Transgender Retina Surgeon and shared some great tips and resources to help us become better allies to… Read More