John Ryan.

CHICAGO—Visibly, developer of the first FDA-cleared online visual acuity test, has appointed John Ryan as a strategic advisor focused on its continued growth into the managed care and insurance space, the company announced. With this appointment, Ryan brings his experience and expertise to drive Visibly's suite of services through strategic growth and partnerships within managed vision care networks. Ryan's appointment comes on the heels of Visibly's recent merger with EyecareLive, as reported in VMAIL, and the integration of real-time video visits and HIPAA-compliant messaging into its service offerings.

Brent Rasmussen, CEO of Visibly, reiterated the company's commitment to innovation and accessibility, stating, "As Visibly continues to pioneer new vision care solutions, we are eager to partner with the managed vision care sector to deliver affordable and accessible care to a wider audience. John Ryan's expertise and strategic collaboration with managed health care plans and their distribution channels, coupled with his collaboration with optometrists and the vision industry as a whole, will play a pivotal role in driving our ongoing growth."

With more than 30 years of experience in managed care and executive leadership, Ryan understands the health care and eyecare industries and has a proven ability to drive company growth, the company stated. Most recently, as chief executive officer of UnitedHealthcare's Vision Plans, Ryan was responsible for the overall operations, growth, and consumer satisfaction of the vision sector within UnitedHealthcare's specialty benefits business. Ryan also recently joined Eyesafe as a senior advisor, as reported this month in VMAIL.

"Visibly has shown its commitment to innovating vision care services with a focus on accessibility," said Ryan. "I look forward to collaborating with the team to navigate the evolving managed vision care and insurance sector, ensuring these breakthrough technologies reach patients in need and better meet consumers who want to access and receive care."