Ocutech is proud to announce that Dr. Gary Asano, OD, FAAO has been appointed as Ocutech’s first independent professional consultant. In this new professional role, Dr. Asano will advise and assist low vision clinicians in California and the Pacific Northwest as they incorporate Ocutech’s state-of-the-art bioptic telescopic devices for the visually impaired into their practices.
Dr. Henry Greene, OD, FAAO, co-founder and president of Ocutech announced the appointment. “We are thrilled to have a clinician as expert, experienced and well respected as Dr. Asano join Ocutech in its mission to enhance the vision and lives of the visually impaired,” said Greene.
Dr. Asano, a nationally known low vision expert and respected lecturer and educator, was the founder and former Chair of the California Optometric Association Low Vision Section, staff member at the Center for the Partially Sighted for over 30 years, and faculty at the Southern California College of Optometry. His broad clinical experience also includes over 25 years in private practice. In honor of his career in working for the visually impaired, Dr. Asano was the recipient of the Envision Oculus Award given at the 2018 Envision National Low Vision Conference. The Oculus award honors an individual or organization whose career has had a national or international impact for people who are blind or low vision through professional collaboration, advocacy, research or education.