Dr.Seung-Hee Baek, a leading expert in ophthalmology. She currently serves as the the Director of the Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Center and heads the IRB at Kim's Eye Hospital.
Dr. Baek's journey in the field includes training at the University of Michigan's Kellogg Eye Center, where she specialized in Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus.
She conducted significant research during her time as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Oregon Health Sciences University and as a Postdoctoral Academic Research Fellow at the University of California San Francisco.
She graduated from Seoul University College of Medicine. She also hold a Master's degree from Oregon Health Sciences University and an M.S. from Stanford University.
She contributions extend to professional groups like the Korean Ophthalmological Society, Korean Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, Korean Optometry Society, and Korean Low Vision Society. Her contributions extend to professional groups like the Korean Ophthalmological Society, Korean Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, Korean Optometry Society, and Korean Low Vision Society.
Dr. Baek’s research findings, including studies on eye disease prevalence in South Korea and myopia risk factors, have been recognized. She’s been earned the Academic Research Award for Going to Korea in Autumn for their impactful work. Dr. Baek stands as a respected luminary in the field of ophthalmology.
Her leadership at Kim's eye hospital, her contributions to research, and her active involvement in professional organizations underline her significance in advancing the field.
Professor Bullimore is an internationally renowned scientist, speaker, and educator based in Boulder, Colorado. He received his Optometry degree and PhD in Vision Science from Aston University in Birmingham, England.
He spent most of his career at the Ohio State University and the University of California at Berkeley and is now Adjunct Professor at the University of Houston. He is Associate Editor of Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics and the former Editor of Optometry and Vision Science. His expertise in myopia, contact lenses, low vision, presbyopia, and refractive surgery means that he is consultant for a number of ophthalmic, surgical, and pharmaceutical companies.
This work has resulted in approval of, among others, Paragon CRT, Alcon’s iLux, and CooperVision’s MiSight lens.
General Manager, China
Ian serves as the General Manager of CooperVision China. He brings with him 20 years of leadership experience in the life science industry in Australia and Asia (particularly China). He has extensive experience in revitalizing existing commercial operations and driving growth from current and future assets from companies like Schering Plough, Abbott, Valeant (Bausch and Lomb), and Alcon. Ian is a Certified Public Accountant, earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Accountancy from the University of Western Australia, an MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management (University of Kensington) and a Master’s in Organizational Psychology from the University of London.
Li Lian FOO
Dr Foo is an eye surgeon (Consultant Ophthalmologist, Clinical Assistant Professor), subspecializing in the field of myopia focusing on childhood myopia control as well as refractive and cataract surgeries at Singapore National Eye Centre and Myopia Centre of Excellence Singapore. She is the first Ophthalmologist who has completed the Myopia fellowship in Singapore National Eye Centre and in the whole of Singapore. She also holds an academic position of Clinical Assistant Professor at DUKE-NUS Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Myopia Program Lead of the Singapore National Eye Centre Fellowship Coordination Committee and Physician Faculty Member, Singhealth Ophthalmology Residency Program.
Dr Foo is also actively involved in innovations and research work in the field of artificial intelligence and myopia. She is currently a scholar of the Khoo Scholars Programme at Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School and has also been awarded the Duke-NUS Nurturing Clinician Researcher Scheme (Clinician Innovator). Besides having published in various major scientific journals, she has been invited as a panellist and speaker to multiple conferences both locally and globally.
Besides research, her education portfolio is also noteworthy. She is the Course Director of the Myopia Online Training Program, Advisory Committee of Singapore Polytechnic-Myopia Centre Education Program and Course Instructor of Curtin Graduate Certificate in Clinical Nursing. She has also been awarded the Duke-NUS Education Grant for the Programme Development of Myopia Online Course. In addition, she has co-authored 2 books: ‘A Practical Guide to VIVA and OSCE in Ophthalmology Examinations’ and ‘Fundamental OSCE Guide in Ophthalmology’ as well as a book chapter ‘Pharmacotherapies for Myopia and Ocular Refractive Errors’.
Empowered by her engineering and medical background, Dr Foo aspires to be an outstanding clinician innovator. She seeks to improve medical care through clinical innovations that bridge bench to bedside gap. She has participated in the distinguished MIT-Harvard Medical School Healthcare Innovation Bootcamp, in which she won runner-up in the Elevator Pitch segment. Moreover, she has also completed the highly competitive Eureka-Singapore Monsoon School on Translational Medicine. Dr Foo believes in synergizing evidence-based medicine and impactful translational research. Through the skills that she has developed, she aims to create the next generation of treatment modalities that can halt the relentless march of myopia.
Dr Kate Gifford is an internationally renowned clinician-scientist and peer educator from Queensland, Australia, and a Visiting Research Fellow at Queensland University of Technology (QUT). Graduating from QUT in 2003 with First Class Honours and a University Medal, Kate completed her PhD on contact lens optics and binocular vision in myopia in 2018, holds four professional fellowships, over 80 peer reviewed and professional publications and has presented over 150 conference lectures across the world.
Kate is co-founder of the world-leading educational platform Myopia Profile, which assists practitioner management and raises public awareness of childhood myopia. Kate is also the Chair of the Clinical Management Guidelines Committee of the International Myopia Institute and lead author on the landmark white paper published in 2019.
Yu Hsuan HUANG
Dr. Huang, the director of Shilin Universal Eye Center, is renowned as the inventor of the groundbreaking Augmented Reality Cataract Surgery Training System (CatAR). With a Ph.D. in Computer Science from National Taiwan University, Dr. Huang seamlessly bridges the realms of medical expertise and innovative technology.
His expertise extends across various domains, including Femtosecond Laser Assisted Cataract Surgery, Laser Vision Correction Surgeries (LASIK / SMILE), Intense Pulsed Light for dry eye disease, Software-Driven Digital Fitting of Orthokeratology, and Daily Wear Myopia Control Contact Lenses. Notably, his video work "Invisible Pivot" clinched the championship in the 2014 Asia-Pacific Cataract and Refractive Surgery Society video competition.
Given Dr. Huang's surgical experience and background in computer science, he holds several key positions in the Taiwan ophthalmology community. He serves as the Secretary-General of the Intraocular Implant & Refractive Society of Taiwan (IIRST) and as a committee member of the Ophthalmological Society of Taiwan (TOS) and the Taiwan Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (TSCRS).
Vice President, Marketing
Vera has worked in the APAC region for over 15 years, for organizations such as Johnson and Johnson, Lego and most recently Samsung. Vera brings a wealth of modern marketing experience as well as optical and contact lenses category knowledge to the CooperVision business. With her in-depth experience in digital and content marketing, her track record of marketing innovation from insights generation to product creation and award-winning content campaigns. Vera has a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Rockford University and Masters in Business and Consumer Insights from University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Business.
Dr. Leah Johnson is Senior Manager, Myopia Management in Professional Affairs for CooperVision. She is responsible for developing and implementing clinical and educational programs supporting current and future eye care practitioners across the Americas.
Dr. Johnson obtained her Doctor of Optometry from the University of Houston, College of Optometry, where she also completed a post-doctorate fellowship in Cornea & Contact Lenses. After graduation, Dr. Johnson practiced in Houston, Texas focusing on specialty contact lenses. Her passion for myopia management has also led her back to the University of Houston where she lectures to optometry students on the benefits of orthokeratology and serves as a clinical adjunct faculty in the Myopia Management Service.
Dr. Johnson has contributed to publishing papers on orthokeratology and scleral lenses. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, the Scleral Lens Education Society, and the British Contact Lens Association.
Hui Ju LIN
Doctor Lin Hui Ju is a specialist in Pediatric Ophthalmology and concentrate in molecular biologic studies of eye diseases. Director Lin's expertise includes cataract surgery for the elderly and young children, strabismus and amblyopia surgery and eyelid surgery and myopia laser. Professor Lin also devote her mind to orthokeratology, soft defocus lenses and various ways to control myopia and special studies on the treatment of strabismus, amblyopia and retinopathy of prematurity. At the same time, Dr. Lin also engaged in clinical and basic medical research, constantly discussing the latest medical knowledge, conducting research projects, clinical trials, and publishing international papers.
Pi Jung LIN
* Chairman of Universal Ophthalmology Vision Group
* President of Universal Eye Center
* Fujian Medical University
* Fenyang College of Shanxi Medical University
* About 50,000 cases of laser refractive surgery, about 10,000 cases of cataract phacoemulsification
* Advising doctor the first phacoemulsification workshop
* First LASIK surgical demonstration of the ophthalmological society of taiwan
* First femtosecond laser with phacoemulsification surgical demonstration of the ophthalmological society of taiwan.
* National Taiwan University School of Medicine
* Master of Management at National Taiwan University EMBA
* Master of Management Peking University
* PhD in Biomedical Engineering, Jinan University, Guangzhou
Dr. Maria Liu is an associate professor at UC Berkeley School of Optometry, and the founder of the Myopia Control Clinic of UC Berkeley Eye Center. She received her bachelor’s degree of clinical medicine from Peking University, her OD from Pacific University, her PhD, and MPH from UC Berkeley.
She is a world-renowned clinical researcher in the field of myopia and her expertise focus on the impact of complex multifocal environment on emmetropization and myopia development, as well as novel optical and pharmaceutical treatments in myopia retardation.
Nicola is a Professor of Optometry and Director of Research for the Optometry and Vision Science Research Group, School of Optometry, Aston University, Birmingham, UK.
Nicola is also an educator in Optometry at both undergraduate and postgraduate level in the field of paediatric optometry and myopia. Nicola’s research interests are the epidemiology of refractive error, the development and aetiology of myopia and myopia control. Her current research projects span these areas of interest and include clinical trials in myopia control and risk factors for progression of myopia in children with supporting peer-reviewed publications in all these areas. Nicola has published research papers in national and international journals on the topic of myopia in paediatric and young adult populations.
Nicola leads an active myopia clinic at Aston University alongside her myopia research clinics and labs and she collaborates with other researchers working in the field of myopia as part of the Myopia Consortium UK and internationally as part of The International Myopia Institute.
As Director, Global Professional Affairs, Myopia Management, Elizabeth Lumb works with CooperVision’s regional marketing and professional affairs teams delivering professional education and training programs as well as driving publication planning in support of the myopia management interventions available including MiSight® 1 day, Orthokeratology and SightGlass Vision.
Liz is based in the U.K. and is an optometrist with a first-class honors degree from The University of Manchester and is a Fellow of the British Contact Lens Association. She joined CooperVision in 2015 with the integration of Sauflon, where she was Professional Relations Manager.
Wei Yan NG
Dr Ng Wei Yan graduated from the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, in 2010 and was entered Ophthalmology residency in the Singapore National Eye Centre in 2011 and obtained his Ophthalmology specialist accreditation in 2020. He is currently a Consultant Ophthalmologist in Singapore National Eye Centre and is pursuing subspecialty training in Paediatric Ophthalmology. He has a keen interest in research and has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals. His main research interest is in healthcare digital technologies, including digital platforms, Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence, Natural Language Processing and Blockchain. These include basic science as well as translational research crucial to develop practice-changing technologies with tailored operational processes. He is currently actively involved as part of the digital innovation team in Singapore National Eye Centre and a member of the AI Special Interest Group in KKH. He also regularly reviews manuscripts submitted to several journals. He graduated from the Khoo Scholar Programme in 2022 as well.
Dr Ng is also involved in administrative as well as educational duties. He was the lead resident in Singapore National Eye Centre in 2016, OPD committee member from July 2016 as well as SNEC educational research committee member since 2016. He is frequently involved in clinical teaching of both medical students and junior residents as well. He also serves as member to the Singhealth Cluster AI programme and KK Hospital AI Special Interest Group.
Kathy Park serves as President, Asia Pacific at CooperVision Inc.
Before joining the company in December 2021, she held the role of President, of ASEAN and Korea at Essilor, leading its vision care business across eleven markets.
Dr. Sayuri Ninomiya, a distinguished professional in the field of ophthalmology, earned a Ph.D. from the Department of Applied Visual Science at Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine in 2005, following the completion of an M.D. degree from the same institution in 1991.
Dr. Ninomiya has dedicated her career to advancing the understanding of myopia control. Since June 2005, she has served as the Director of the Itami Central Eye Clinic in Hyogo, Japan. Under the guidance of Dr. Takashi Fujikado, Dr. Ninomiya initiated groundbreaking research on myopia control, specifically focusing on Low addition soft contact lenses. Her pioneering work has been published in major ophthalmology research journals and has significantly contributed to the field's knowledge base.
Furthermore, Dr. Ninomiya has been an active educator and advocate for myopia control. She has delivered numerous lectures on the topic at major and minor ophthalmic meetings, seminars, and congresses, further disseminating her expertise and insights to benefit the field of ophthalmology.
Tacy Song is an Optometrist based in Singapore, and she also holds a Master of Science in Management from the University College of Dublin.
Tacy is currently the Head of Professional Affairs where she leads the Myopia Management strategy for the Asia-Pac region and is the program chair for the Asia-Pacific Myopia Management Symposium.
Prior to joining CooperVision, she was the Asia-Pacific Associate Director for clinical applications in Alcon and has traveled extensively in the region to provide technical and clinical training, education, and ongoing clinical support to surgeons and optometrists in refractive and cataract procedures.
Tzu Hsun TSAI
Dr. Tzu-Hsun Tsai is Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and Chair of Department of Ophthalmology, National Taiwan University Hospital Hsin-Chu branch. After graduating with a medical degree from National Taiwan University, Dr Tsai completed her ophthalmology residency and fellowship in Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus at National Taiwan University Hospital. She subsequent pursued another year of fellowship in Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus at Jules Stein Eye Institute, UCLA, USA. She received PhD degree in Graduate Institute of Clinical Medicine at National Taiwan University College of Medicine.
Dr. Tsai’s clinical work focused on strabismus and pediatric ophthalmology; and her research interests include strabismus, pediatric cataract, myopia and amblyopia. She leads clinical trials in the field of myopia domestically and internationally. Her research had been recognized by the 2007 Travellers’ Fellowship Award, Asia ARVO, Singapore; 2010 Excellence in Research Award, Jules Stein Eye Institute, UCLA; 2012, 2020, 2022 Alcon Research Award, The Ophthalmological Society of Taiwan (TOS); 2017 Achievement Award, Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology (APAO); Bronze Medal Award in the Academic Development Mentorship Scheme of AAPPO (Academy of Asia-Pacific Professors of Ophthalmology) for the year 2020-2021. She also received the 2004, 2022 Excellence in Teaching Award at National Taiwan University Hospital.
Pei Chang WU
Professor Pei-Chang Wu is director of Myopia Treatment and Prevention Center (Department of Ophthalmology, Kaohsiung Chang Gung Memorial Hospital), professor at Chang Gung University, supervisor of the Ophthalmological Society of Taiwan,, consultant for Health Promotion Administration in Ministry of Health and Welfare K-12 Education Administration in Ministry of Education), and principal investigator Taiwan Schoolchildren Vision Care Program in Ministry of Education.
Professor Pei-Chang obtained his Doctor of Medicine at Kaohsiung Medical College, and completed his PhD at the Graduate Institute of Medicine, Kaohsiung Medical University.