Our Medical Advisory Board guides the clinical direction of Simple Contacts. It is composed of top physicians and researchers in the Ophthalmology field who provide expert insight and advise the Simple Contacts team on providing patients with an improved medical experience.
Dr. Jack Dodick is a pioneer in cataract and lens implant surgery and was one of the first US eye surgeons to use intraocular implants following cataract surgery. He has served as president for the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) and various other ophthalmologic organizations. He is the author of numerous publications related to cataract surgery. Dr. Dodick also invented the first laser-based method for cataract removal surgery approved by the FDA, known as Dodick Laser Photolysis.
After completing his medical doctorate at the University of Toronto, Dr. Dodick completed his residency at the Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital, where he went on to chair the Department of Ophthalmology for more than 24 years. He also later served as Chair of the Department of Ophthalmology at NYU School of Medicine for 16 years, overseeing the training of hundreds of eye surgeons who practice nationally and worldwide.
Dr. Terry Kim serves as chief of the Cornea and External Division and director of the Refractive Surgery Service at Duke University Eye Center. His academic accomplishments include over 400 peer-reviewed journal articles, textbook chapters, and scientific abstracts, as well as four textbooks on corneal diseases and cataract surgery. Dr. Kim has been the recipient of the Achievement Award and the Senior Achievement Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), as well as honors and grants from the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ASCRS) and the National Institutes of Health. He serves as consultant to the FDA Ophthalmic Devices Panel and sits on the editorial board for multiple peer-reviewed journals and trade publications, including Cornea, Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, Ocular Surgery News, and Review of Ophthalmology.
Dr. Kim received his medical degree from Duke University School of Medicine and completed his residency and chief residency in Ophthalmology at Emory Eye Center. He continued with his fellowship training in Cornea, External Disease, and Refractive Surgery at Wills Eye Hospital, and was then recruited to Duke University Eye Center where he is recognized as a leading specialist in cataract, corneal, and refractive surgery.
Dr. Richard Lewis is the former Director of Glaucoma at the University of California, Davis and has served as president of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ASCRS) and the American Glaucoma Society. He is medical editor emeritus of Glaucoma Today and currently sits on the editorial board for the Journal of Glaucoma, Video Journal of Ophthalmology, and Ocular Surgery News. Dr. Lewis also served on the ASCRS Glaucoma Clinical Committee and is a recipient of the American Academy of Ophthalmology Honor and Senior Honor Awards. In addition to his clinical practice in Sacramento, Dr. Lewis is actively involved in clinical research in national and international trials for glaucoma therapy. He has published over 80 articles and book chapters focusing on glaucoma, ophthalmic surgery, and ophthalmic pharmacology, and is co-author of the book Curbsides in Glaucoma.
Dr. Lewis received his doctorate in medicine from Northwestern University Medical School in 1978. His Ophthalmology training included a residency at the Department of Ophthalmology at UC Davis and a fellowship in glaucoma at the University of Iowa Department of Ophthalmology. He is a diplomat of the American Board of Ophthalmology and the National Board of Medical Examiners.