Ocuco Appoints Dr. Ian Lane as U.S. Product Director and Chief Medical Officer


Dr. Ian Lane, OD, FAAO.

DUBLIN, Ireland—Ocuco, a leading global eyecare software company, has appointed Dr. Ian Lane, OD, FAAO to the position of U.S. product director and chief medical officer, focusing on Ocuco’s flagship product, Acuitas. Dr. Lane brings 30 years of U.S. eyecare experience to Ocuco. After leaving the University of Houston, in Texas in 1982, Dr. Lane started in practice in California as an independent optometrist. He became involved in the early days of U.S. EHR and practice management systems while still in practice, which migrated into a full-time career.

Ian helped guide the development of some of the most popular systems in the market. More recently in his role directing global eyecare programming, Dr. Lane has focused on implementing the latest clinical software and digital technology for OneSight, the NGO/philanthropic organization.
In his new role with Ocuco, Dr. Lane will provide product direction for Ocuco’s 80-strong team in North America as a subject matter expert and the connection between developers and its U.S. customers. In addition, he will also lead the design and development of Ocuco’s next-generation EHR product; head up Ocuco U.S. CSR activities; and act as a liaison with the optometric community.

“We are grateful to have a man of Ian’s vision and experience on board to help guide the development of not only our existing products but the next generation of Acuitas”, said Leo MacCanna, CEO of Ocuco.

“I’ve been impressed by Ocuco for some time,” stated Lane, adding, “The global team has both broad and deep eyecare domain expertise, reflected in the wide adoption of the current suite of products. Ocuco’s global eyecare experience will be a great advantage as we bring next generation products to market. I’m excited to become involved in what I see as an opportunity to combine the experiences and software needs of U.S. ECPs with those clients Ocuco serves globally. We aim to distill the best parts of both into a product that can move the technology frontier of optometry forward.”

Ocuco is a leading provider of omnichannel solutions to the eyecare retail, clinical and lab markets worldwide. The company’s solutions integrate the in-store and online patient/customer journey while enhancing the store’s patient experience within innovative mobile applications as part of its flagship Acuitas Enterprise, PMS and EHR Suite.

Innovations Enterprise, Ocuco’s leading lab management solution, manages thousands of labs worldwide and continues to be developed from the lab division’s office in Florida. Ocuco is an Irish-owned software company, established in 1993. Today, over 8,500 sites across 77 countries use Ocuco products and services. Ocuco maintains its corporate headquarters in Dublin, with offices in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., France, Italy, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Spain, Belgium, China and the Netherlands.