Optical Women's Association Board Appoints Two New Members


Liz Segre.

DALLAS—The Optical Women’s Association (OWA) has announced the appointment of Liz Segre and Debbie Myres to its board of directors.

Segre has been involved in eyecare journalism for 19 years. In 1999, she became the founding editor of AllAboutVision.com. Segre has been in the industry since 1994 and is the editorial director and webmaster for Access Media Group LLC. In 2011, Vision Monday named Segre to its annual list of the " Most Influential Women in Optical," citing her role "as a pioneer in providing online consumer education about eyecare and eye health."

Debbie Myres.

An OWA member since the beginning of the year, Segre was very instrumental in the OWA’s new website design and launch. Additionally, she develops and maintains websites for non-profit organizations involved in AIDS hospice care, homeless animal shelters and feral cat spay/neuter. Segre’s passions include skiing, cycling and photography. She also fosters homeless dogs and helps find homes for them.

Myres started her optical career at Tura Inc. as a sales manager and district manager, and later moved to Marchon Eyewear as a sales manager. In 2005, she joined Pacific Northern, Inc., a leading display manufacturer, to develop a new optical area of business and currently serves as their account executive in optical.

Myres has been active in the OWA since 2009, participating in webinars, writing articles and volunteering on the Mentoring Committee. Away from work, she enjoys trying the newest restaurants in Dallas with her foodie husband, spending time with her children, reading, travel and attending concerts and the theatre.

Christie Walker, president, Optical Women’s Association said,“The OWA board is thrilled to have both Liz and Debbie take on leadership roles within the organization as they join the OWA board. Both women bring unique skills and experiences to the table that will enhance and strengthen our work of Connecting, Inspiring and Leading women in the optical industry. Welcome Liz and Debbie.”