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Howard Purcell, O.D., F.A.A.O. and Kristan Zeilan
Howard Purcell, O.D. and Kristan Zeilan join the show to discuss how to properly maintain the health of your eyes and the consumer awareness campaign called, Think About Your Eyes.
Howard Purcell, O.D., F.A.A.O., Dipl., Vice President of Customer Development, Essilor of America, Inc. -
Dr. Purcell joined Essilor in 2008 as Vice President of Customer Development. Prior to joining Essilor, he served as Senior Director of Professional Affairs for Johnson & Johnson Vision Care. He was with Vistakon since February 1995.
A graduate of the New England College of Optometry in 1984, Purcell participated in a group optometric practice for 11 years. While in private practice, he served as clinical investigator and consultant to the contact lens industry. He is a Diplomate in the Cornea and Contact Lens Section of the American Academy of Optometry.
Kristan Zeilan, Corporate Communications Manager, Essilor of America Spokesperson, Think About Your Eyes Coalition -
Kristan Zeilan joined Essilor in 2007 as Corporate Communications Manager where she handles all public relations and communications for the ophthalmic leader. Kristan also serves as spokesperson for the Think About Your Eyes Coalition, a public awareness initiative aimed at increasing consumer awareness of the importance of vision health and comprehensive eye exams. Essilor, Luxottica Group and VSP Global make up the Think About Your Eyes Coalition.
Kristan has been featured on national and local media outlets, including VisionMonday, 20/20, Eyecare Business, Vision Care Product News, the NBC Today Show, the CBS Early Show, WNBC-TV in New York and KDAF-TV in Dallas.
Dr. Derrick DeSilva