CHICAGO—Visibly, developer of the world's first FDA-cleared online visual acuity test, has appointed Taylor Tedder, OD as chief medical officer. "We are excited about adding Dr. Tedder to the team as we continue to develop tools and technologies doctors can utilize to reach their patients. His clinical and scientific expertise will be invaluable to our global growth," commented Brent Rasmussen, CEO of Visibly. Dr. Tedder's professional career encompasses 15 years of diverse experience in leadership roles with major healthcare companies, including Acuity Eye Group, CVS Health and EssilorLuxottica. For over 10 years, he was in clinical operations with EssilorLuxottica, where he was involved in several growth and regulatory initiatives for the LensCrafters and Eyexam of California brands.

During his almost five years at CVS Health, Dr. Tedder advocated for the importance of annual eye exams and the clinical expertise of ECP's to detect and manage chronic disease as part of CVS's pilot expansion into retail health services.

"I am very proud to join Visibly as a key member of their executive team, tasked with continuing to drive eyecare for millions in need of more convenient, affordable and safe vision and eye health solutions," said Dr. Tedder. "In a post pandemic world, the way consumers seek healthcare is rapidly changing. As an eyecare professional, it has been my career's work to continually embrace and enhance traditional care delivery pathways and introduce new addressable patients to the broader eyecare and eyewear ecosystem."
In August, Visibly became the first FDA-cleared online vision test in the U.S., as VMAIL reported.