Ocutech co-founder and President, Henry Greene, OD, FAAO, has been elected in-coming chair of the Low Vision Division of The Vision Council (sponsor of Vision Expo East and West). His 2-year term begins in late 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 lead the division during the many challenges posed by the COVID pandemic.”
As the first optometrist to take on this role, Dr. Greene plans to address issues that he feels will be helpful for all members of the low vision care community.
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 our efforts during Dr. Greene’s term in office. Specifically the LVD goals will include:
- Increasing awareness of low vision care on a national basis
- Creating a national directory of low vision care providers
- Improving and facilitating methods for the referral of patients for low vision care
To stay updated on the LVD initiatives and to express your potential interest to join a national directory of low vision care providers click here.
“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.