The Optometric Society Elects Board


Lisa Shin, OD.
CHICAGO—Members of the Optometric Society (TOS) recently held their first election and elected board members to a three-year term. The group was formed earlier this year, as reported by VMail.

Lisa Shin, OD, president, is a 1996 graduate of the Pennsylvania College of Optometry who has been in solo private practice in Los Alamos, N.M. since 1997. She has been a member of the American Optometric Association and the New Mexico Optometric Association. Dr. Shin stated, “We must carefully monitor attempts to over-regulate and dictate to our profession. I am particularly concerned about the increased reporting requirements: Meaningful Use, ICD-10, PQRS and whether any of it really demonstrate better quality patient care. Now is the time to speak up for ourselves and our patients. TOS aims to give individual optometrists a stronger voice in the profession.”

Gary Litman, OD, FAAO, vice president, is a 1975 graduate of Pennsylvania College of Optometry and practices full scope medical optometry in Philadelphia. He is a member of the American Optometric Association, Pennsylvania Optometric Association, Bucks-Montgomery Optometric Society and a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry.

James Sanderson, OD, secretary, is a 1969 graduate of the Illinois College of Optometry and has been in private practice in the Chicago area since graduation. He is a member of the American Optometric Association and the Illinois Optometric Association.

Michael Santarlas, OD, treasurer, is a 2002 graduate of the University of Missouri - St. Louis College of Optometry. He has worked for UCSD Shiley Eye Center, for the US Army in Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, and is currently in private practice in San Diego and is a member of the American Optometric Association.