November 17-18, 2022
Hyatt Regency, Austin, USA
We're really looking forward to welcoming you to our first ever EyecareForum in 2022.
The two-day event will offer eyecare providers and suppliers within the industry a highly concentrated networking platform, enabling six months of work to be completed in two days. Delegates will benefit from introductions to innovative suppliers within the industry, and with the tailor made one-on-one meetings, effective conversations can happen in a time efficient environment. Highly topical conference content and a program of social engagements completes the package. The eyecare providers will be a carefully curated group, and since it’s invitation-only, attendance at EyecareForum USA ensures you’re mixing with precisely the right people.
Access to some of the best eyecare providers and suppliers in the region, showcasing the industry’s most innovative products and services.
Hear from thought leaders and best-in-class practitioners.
Tailor your own program of one-to-one meetings to ensure that the suppliers sitting opposite you tick all the boxes on your list of business aspirations.
Our content will encourage constructive dialogue – with presentations that address current and pressing issues, their complexities and solutions.
Cut to the chase – our invitation-only policy means you’ll only meet with the decision makers.
Network with your peers in a luxury location, through first-class social events, designed to develop and strengthen relationships.
Market overview - Spectrum of consolidation
Benjamin S Chudner, OD, FAAO is the Chief Medical Officer for AEG Vision, a private equity backed company based in Dallas, Texas with over 280 locations throughout the US. A 1997 graduate of the UC Berkeley School of Optometry, Dr. Chudner completed a residency in ocular disease at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami, Florida.
He practiced for over 13 years in the Pacific Northwest, owning his own private practice for 10 years before joining Bausch + Lomb to manage their learning and development department. After moving to professional strategy for B+L, he joined LensCrafters in 2015 and managed eyecare operations for approximately 180 locations in the US and Canada.
He was promoted to Senior Clinical Director for Luxottica in 2016, overseeing eyecare for over 2300 locations across LensCrafters, Pearle Vision, Target Optical and Sears Optical. In June of 2018, he joined AEG Vision as the Vice President, Eyecare, and in 2020 Dr. Chudner was named Chief Medical Officer. He currently manages over 500 doctors and oversees clinical strategy and operations.
“The Practice CEO”
Has a 25 year career of expertise in national level vision care strategy & operations for some of the most well-known optical companies in the United States and Canada. The majority of his career has been spent transforming clinical ODs into Practice CEO’s. He believes that the ultimate goal of a Practice CEO is to create a culture of self-directed behavior to deliver breakthrough results with and through people. In essence, it comes down to talent & culture to drive the experience & results. Doctor leadership is the lynchpin to running a wildly successful practice.
Dr. Hansra is also a multi-location practice owner, licensed in 4 states, and advises on clinical strategy at Visionworks.
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Eyecare Forum takes place in downtown Austin at the fabulous Hyatt Regency, nestled on the shores of Lady Bird Lake.
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