About OCCRS

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Board of Directors

Tracy Schroeder Swartz, OD, MS, FAAO – President
Madison Eye Care Center
66 Hughes Road
Madison, AL  35801
Phone: (256) 461-7100
tracysswartz@gmail.com

George Goodman, OD, FAAO – Vice President
EyeCare Associates of South Tulsa / TLC Laser Eye Center
10010 E 81st Street, Suite 100
Tulsa, OK 74133
Phone:  (918) 250-2020
drgeorgegoodman@me.com

Erik Zingler, OD – Secretary
LasikPlus
15909 W Maple Rd
Omaha, NE 68116
Phone:  
(402) 492-9090
ezingler@gmail.com

Valerie Seligson, OD – Treasurer
Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute - Columbia
10710 Charter Drive, Suite 310
Columbia, MD 21044
Phone: (410) 910-2330
vselig@yahoo.com

David Friess, OD, FAAO – Immediate Past President
STAAR Surgical Co
West Chester, PA
dwfriess@yahoo.com

Clark Chang, OD, MSA, MSc, FAAO - Officer #1
Wills Eye Hospital - Cornea Service
Suite #920 - 840 Waltnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: (215) 928-3180
clark.chang@tlcvision.com

David I. Geffen, OD, FAAO – Officer #2 (Past President) 
8910 University Center Lane, Suite 800
San Diego, CA  92122
Phone: (858) 455-9950
dig2020@aol.com

Christopher Freeman, OD, FAAO - Officer #3 (Past President)
Johnson & Johnson Surgical Vision
Oklahoma City, OK
jcfreeopt@yahoo.com


Linda Morgan, OD, FAAO – Annual Meeting Chair
Horizon Pharma
Omaha, NE
lindaocdoc@hotmail.com

Andrew S. Morgenstern, OD, FAAO – Industry Relations Committee Co-Chair (Past President)
Bethesda, MD
Phone: (202) 423-3500
andrewmorgenstern@gmail.com

Jim Owen, OD, MBA, FAAO – Communications Committee Chair (Past President)
1279 Encinitas Boulevard
Encinitas, CA  92024
Phone: (760) 436-1877
encinitasod@gmail.net

Paul Karpecki, OD, FAAO – Clinical Science Committee Chair (Past President)
Kentucky Eye Institute
601 Perimeter Dr. Ste. 100
Lexington, KY 40517
karpecki@karpecki.com

Whitney Hauser, OD – Bylaws Committee Chair
Southern College of Optometry
1245 Madison Avenue
Memphis, TN  38104
Phone: (901) 229-2137
whauser@signalophthalmic.com

William Tullo, OD, FAAO, Dipl. AAO – Membership Committee Co-Chair
Princeton Optometric Physicians
301 N. Harrison Street, Suite 9B
Princeton, NJ  08540
william.tullo@tlcvision.com

Josh Johnston, OD, FAAO – Membership Committee Co-Chair
Georgia Eye Partners
550 Peachtree Street, Suite 1500
Atlanta, GA 30308
Phone: (404) 897 6810
drj@gaeyepartners.com


Mitch Ibach, OD, FAAO – Education Committee Chair
Vance Thompson Vision
3101 W 57th St
Sioux Falls, SD 57108
Phone: (605) 361-3937
mitch.ibach@vancethompsonvision.com



The organizational goals of OCCRS shall be:

  1. Establish a home for optometric clinicians, researchers and business owners in the field of refractive technologies
  2. Develop and deliver scientifically-based educational programs on refractive technology for optometrists
  3. Act as a resource to optometric organizations, schools and colleges of optometry and educational meetings for matters and information regarding refractive technologies
  4. Encourage research in the field of refractive technology and create a forum to present that research through lectures, papers and poster presentations



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