Scientific Advisory Board

Our Scientific Advisory Board provides guidance and insight into the development of our unique, proprietary formulas. This distinguished group of independent professionals possess an exceptional level of eye care, nutrition, and food science expertise.

The professional members of the Scientific Board include Greg Evans, O.D., Patrick Dollenmayer, O.D., Jerald Bovino, M.D., Michael A. Samuel, M.D., Stephen Breaud, M.D., Tom Chang, M.D. Robert Josephberg, M.D., Chris A. Smiley, O.D., and Andrew S. Gurwood, O.D., F.A.A.O., Diplomate.

Greg Evans, O.D.

Greg Evans, O.D., is the founder of Evans Eyecare, a private practice which handles Lasik surgery and specialty cataract surgery in Palm Springs, California. With over 30 years in practice, Dr. Evans tests macular pigment density and will be testing the efficacy of EyeScience® formulations to improve macular pigment density scores in patients as well as assisting with evaluations of EyeScience®‘s dry eye formulation.

Patrick Dollenmayer, O.D.

Patrick Dollenmayer, O.D., practices Optometry and Vision Care in Columbus, Ohio. Dr. Dollenmayer specializes in comprehensive eye examinations, specialty contact lenses, refractive surgery consultation and eye disease treatment. He is also an Extern Preceptor for the Ohio State College of Optometry.

Jerald Bovino, M.D.

Jerald Bovino, M.D., was one of the leading retina specialists in Toledo, Ohio for more than 20 years. He is the only American to ever receive the prestigious “Zivojnovic Award” of the European Vitreoretinal Society. Dr. Bovino was the co-founder and president of the American Society of Retina Specialists, and authored the textbook, “Macular Surgery.”

Michael A. Samuel, M.D.

Michael A. Samuel, M.D., a nationally renowned clinician, retina surgeon, author and researcher. Dr. Samuel currently resides in Los Angeles as the medical director of the Retina Institute of California. As an author, Dr. Samuel has written numerous peer-reviewed articles and has also authored the leading book, Macular Degeneration: A Complete Guide for Patients and Their Families.

Stephen Breaud, M.D.

Stephen Breaud, M.D., practices Opthamalogy in Louisiana and has over 25 years of experience. Dr. Breaud is a member of the American Medical Association, Clinical Assistant Professor at LSU and preceptor for the LSU Retina Fellow program, Fellow American Academy of Opthamalogy, and Fellow American Society of Retina Specialists.

Tom Chang, M.D.

Tom Chang, M.D., is an internationally distinguished surgeon, clinician and educator. Dr. Chang has completed three fellowships in retinal diseases, which include an ophthalmic pathology fellowship, a macular disease fellowship and a vitreo-retinal fellowship. Dr. Chang has given over 150 lectures in over 15 countries and has written more than 50 peer-reviewed articles.

Robert Josephberg, M.D.

Robert Josephberg, M.D., is an internationally recognized author, surgeon, lecturer, inventor and expert witness. Dr. Josephberg has offices located in New York and New Jersey. He specializes in treating macular degeneration and endophthalmitis. Dr. Josephberg is the inventor of the patented sutureless vitrectomy surgery.

Chris A. Smiley, O.D.

Chris A. Smiley, O.D., is the president of Vision Professionals, a two location practice in New Albany and Worthington, Ohio. Recognized by his colleagues, Dr. Smiley was awarded the prestigious American Optometric Foundation’s “Contact Lens Patient Care Award”, for his innovative specialty contact lens fitting techniques. Dr. Smiley’s practice focuses on advanced contact lens technologies and eye disease prevention. He is well known for providing innovative dry eye treatments, particularly post LASIK.

Andrew S. Gurwood, O.D., F.A.A.O., Diplomate

Andrew S. Gurwood, O.D., F.A.A.O., Diplomate is a Professor of Clinical Sciences, an attending optometric physician in Module 1 of The Eye Institute of the Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University and a member of the clinical staff of Albert Einstein Medical Center, Department of Ophthalmology. He has lectured and published nationally and internationally on a wide range of subjects in the arena of ocular disease. His areas of active research include diseases of the anterior and posterior segment.

Doctor Gurwood earned a Diplomate from the American Academy of Optometry in the Section of Primary Care, where he serves as The Chair of The Section’s Written Examination Committee and as a member of the Oral Examination Committee. He also serves in The American Academy of Optometry as a member of the Scientific Program Committee and as the Chairperson of the Written Examination Committee for the Disease Section Diplomate in Retina.

He currently serves the profession at large through participation on the Editorial Boards of The Journal of The American Optometric Association (Optometry)The Southern Journal of OptometryReview of OptometryClinical and Experimental Optometry (Aus), Optometry Today (UK), Primary Care Optometry News and Optometric Management. Other accomplishments include being a founding member of The Optometric Retina Society, a member of The Optometric Glaucoma Society, a Charter (Founding) Member of The Optometric Dry Eye Society, an Abstract Writer for Optometry: The Journal of The American Optometric Association and Diagnostic Quiz Columnist for Review of Optometry Journal. He is a regularly invited contributor for the journal Primary Care Optometry News.

In 1998, he was recognized nationally as The American Optometric Association’s Young Optometrist of The Year. He has twice been recognized by his local optometric society (Buxmont) as the Optometrist of The Year and was recognized by the state of Pennsylvania as its OD of the year in 2006. In 2005, he received National acclaim, being inducted into the prestigious National Academies of Practice. Noteworthy, are the publication of his textbook “The Optic Nerve in Clinical Practice,” (Butterworth / Heinemann) and his continuing efforts seen in Review of Optometry’s yearly supplement The Handbook of Ocular Disease Management, now preparing for the release of a twelfth volume.

Dr. Gurwood is also a dedicated community servant. He is a the Chief Training Officer for The Northampton Township Volunteer Fire Company where he also serves as an Emergency Medical Technician and firefighter. He is a ProBoard Certified Vehicle Rescue Technician, Rope Rescue Technician, a State EMT Instructor and recently has matriculated as Faculty of The Pennsylvania State Fire Academy, Lewistown, PA.

Dr. Peg Achenbach

Dr. Peg Achenbach was in private practice for 16 years, conducted research in oncology, dermatology, infectious disease and nutritional supplements for 8 years, and has been an international lecturer for the past 15 years. Previously the Vice President of Medical Operations for SDR Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and the Senior Director of Professional and Medical Affairs for Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Vistakon, Dr. Achenbach negotiated the corporate waters for 10 years. She is a member of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), the American Optometric Association (AOA) and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry (AAO). She was a panel member of the New Jersey Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired. In her spare time Dr. Achenbach is a mother, a closet painter, swims, skis and surfs, is an avid reader and an orchid grower.

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