The Energeyes Association for Corporate-Affiliated Optometrists Adds Four New Board Members

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Mark Uhler, OD.

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—The Energeyes Association has added four new members to its board of directors, bringing its total now to 13 members. The four new board members are Jonathan Noble, OD, of Virginia; Jon Scott Walker, OD, MS, FAAO, of Florida; Maurice Wilson, OD, of Texas; and John William “Bill” Baldwin, OD, of Georgia. “I think I speak for all of the new board members when I say I look forward to contributing to the growth of Energeyes and to expanding our collective professional knowledge and camaraderie,” Noble said.

The Energeyes Association for Corporate-Affiliated Optometrists was launched last year, as reported by VMail. Its 350 members represent optometrists practicing in retail locations, such as LensCrafters, Sears Optical, Walmart Vision Center, Sam’s Club Optical, and Costco Optical in 42 States. The association just conducted its first national meeting in April 2014 in Colorado Springs, Colo.

The Energeyes board of directors continues to seek new members and market leaders, especially from retailers now being represented in the membership but not yet represented on the board, including Sears Optical, Target Optical, and Pearle Vision, according to a statement from the organization. “It is important for the composition of our board to reflect the possibilities of our membership,” said Jennifer Geertz, OD, secretary of the Energeyes board. “We want to ensure that those optometrists working within a corporate setting see the association as inviting as our intentions.”

Mark Uhler, OD, president of the Energeyes Association, said, “While we are still in our first year of operation, we have accomplished our start-up phase and are now poised for growth. The growth phase of an organization requires different skills, and our new board members are already challenging us in very positive ways. You will see a host of new initiatives and new programming in the coming months, in part, due to this influx of new talent, vision and ideas.”

Uhler, along with Eric Botts, OD, treasurer, and Michael Porat, executive director, will be guests on tonight’s edition of the “Power Hour” weekly radio broadcast hosted by Gary Gerber, OD, founder of The Power Practice, as reported by VMail.