Latest News Optical Academy Names George Bickerstaff as Chairman By Staff Wednesday, May 17, 2017 12:21 AM George Bickerstaff. CLIFTON, N.J.—Optical Academy—a provider of on-site eye exams, eyewear and same-day labs for more than seven years—announced that George Bickerstaff has been named as the chairman for their board of directors. Bickerstaff is the managing director at M.M. Dillon & Company, and comes to the Optical Academy with a background that includes a range of operating and finance experience with companies such as CRT Investment Banking, Novartis Pharma AG and the Dun & Bradstreet Corporation. "Optical Academy is a company that is positioned for exponential growth, and is a proven model that has changed the delivery of eyecare while meeting the unmet needs of families, employees and children across the U.S.,” said Bickerstaff. “Their approach brings schools, businesses and communities together to serve everyone, and I'm excited to be part of it."“Everyone who is part of Optical Academy shares the same passion: to provide comprehensive eyecare with the best access, convenience, affordability and quality. Bickerstaff has influenced our growth from the start, and having him serve as our chairman of the board will enable our focused growth to all markets and industry segments, to help everyone see a beautiful day, every day," said Abby Ayoub, CEO and founder of Optical Academy.