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Ron Krefman, OD FAAO

Ron Krefman, OD FAAO

Ronald Krefman, OD, FAAO is the founder and CEO of focalCenter. Dr Krefman has been in the eyecare industry for 40+ years. He has served as University of Illinois Medical School faculty, private practice optometrist, founder of an innovative reading glass company and...

Michael Cymbor, OD

Michael Cymbor, OD

Dr. Cymbor received his optometric doctorate from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry (SALUS) and completed a residency at the Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center. He was awarded the "Young Optometrist of the Year" by the American Optometric Association in 2001. He is a...

Nathan Hayes, CEPA

Nathan Hayes, CEPA

Nathan Hayes is the Practice Finance Consultant for IDOC. He is a 10-year veteran of the eyecare industry, working at HMI Buying Group and Red Tray, Prima Eye Group from its inception and now IDOC. In his current role, Nathan helps OD practice owners manage their...

Danny Clarke, OD

Danny Clarke, OD

In leading a private optometric practice for the past 26 years, Dr. Danny Clarke has developed repeatable strategies for engaging his entire team in the business success. He plays a leadership role in several optometric information sharing and study groups and has...

Brandon Blaker, OD

Brandon Blaker, OD

Dr. Brandon Blaker has been leading Hill Country Vision Center for nearly 20 years. Under his guidance, the business has expanded from a single location to five, and saw tremendous growth in every area. As the first practice to be acquired by private equity in the...

Ron Meeker, OD, FAAO

Ron Meeker, OD, FAAO

Dr. Meeker has been in practice in his home town of Vestal since 1985. He is a graduate of Vestal High School, Colgate University and the University of California at Berkeley School of Optometry. He is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, an...

Steve Vargo, OD, MBA

Steve Vargo, OD, MBA

Steve Vargo, OD, MBA is a 1998 graduate of the Illinois College of Optometry. A published author and speaker with 15 years of clinical experience, he now serves as IDOC’s Optometric Practice Management Consultant. Since transitioning to a full-time practice management...

Scott Jens, OD, FAAO

Scott Jens, OD, FAAO

Scott Jens is a serial entrepreneur whose career started as a Doctor of Optometry as a co-owner of a multi-doctor multi-location eye clinic group in Madison, WI, where he practiced eye care for twenty-five years. He served the eye care profession as a state and...

Valerie Manso

Valerie Manso

As a 40+ year veteran of the optical industry Valerie brings a wealth of expertise to her industry activities. Her experiences include 14 years in retail fulfilling such functions as, Store Manager, District Manager, National Operations Coordinator, National Training...

Rhonda Parfinovics, LDO, COA

Rhonda Parfinovics, LDO, COA

As a Success Coach with OD Practice Mentors, Rhonda helps optometric practices maximize the potential of their biggest asset, the optical dispensary. With on site and virtual meetings and training, OD Practice Mentors gives private practices the tools to grow and...

Patti Warren, ABOC

Patti Warren, ABOC

Patti has been in the optical industry since 1986. The first 13 years of her career she worked as an optician in private practice optometry and ophthalmology, where she found her true love for lenses. As an official “Lens Geek” she decided to work as a sales...

Nicole Pine

Nicole Pine

Nicole has been working closely with EDGEPro clients for over 7 years. She specializes in Best Practices, and helps practice owners and managers to optimize their practice management system use. She is expertly trained in most of the major PMS platforms, and enjoys...

Lynn Lawrence, MSOL

Lynn Lawrence, MSOL

Lynn E. Lawrence is currently a national lecturer and an ophthalmic technician for Mills Eye and Facial Plastic Surgery. An American Optometric Association, American Board of Opticianry, Joint Commission for Allied Healthcare Personnel in Ophthalmology, and COPE...

Rebecca Johnson, CPOT

Rebecca Johnson, CPOT

Rebecca Johnson has enjoyed a wonderful career in the eye care industry for almost 4 decades! She has presented optometric CE in 49 of the 50 states and has published over 50 articles in industry magazines She received the AOA Special Service Award as the 3rd Edition...