Ocutech co-founder and President, Henry Greene, OD, FAAO, has been elected in-coming chair of the Low Vision Division of The Vision Council. He will serve as Vice-Chair until his 2-year term begins in January 2022.
“I am honored to have been chosen to lead the Low Vision Division during what promises to be a very exciting time for the vision rehabilitation specialty. I take over the reins from outgoing chair, Richard Tapping, who has ably lead the division during the overwhelming challenges of the COVID pandemic.
As the first optometrist to take on this role, I hope to address issues that I feel will be helpful for all members of the low vision care community—both on the clinical and industry side.
One of the most common refrains that low vision providers hear is ‘How come no one has told me about low vision care until now?’
Addressing this lack of awareness will guide my efforts during my term in office. Specifically my goals will include:
- Increasing awareness of low vision care
- Creating a national directory of low vision care providers
- Improving and facilitating methods for the referral of patients for low vision care
I reach out to all members of the low vision community to offer their advice and support to help the Low Vision Division bring these goals to fruition.
The Vision Council is thrilled to welcome Dr. Greene into the Chair role for the Low Vision Division. From fostering a high level of engagement between members and division leadership to raising awareness of low vision rehabilitation among eyecare providers as well as visually impaired consumers and their caregivers, Dr. Greene will play a key role in moving the division forward,” said Ashley Mills, CEO of The Vision Council.