(Press Release) FORT WORTH, Texas– Alcon, the global leader in eyecare and a division of Novartis, has appointed JeanMarie Davis, OD, FAAO as director of professional relations and practitioner partnerships as part of the U.S. Vision Care Professional Affairs team.
In this role, Davis will work with leaders in the contact lens, lens care and ocular surface fields to create strategic alliances within optometry, ophthalmology and opticianry to help Alcon deliver better patient outcomes. Her responsibilities will include various educational and strategic aspects related to Alcon's U.S. Vision Care business.
"Dr. Davis has an outstanding understanding of the eye care industry, from the front lines of patient care to the behind-the-scenes effort required to maintain a successful eye care practice," said Rick Weisbarth, OD, FAAO, vice president of U.S. Vision Care Professional Affairs at Alcon. "Her involvement in patient care combined with her international industry experience within Alcon positions her well to engage in successful collaborative relationships with many different eye care professionals that we expect will assist us in helping patients see, look and feel their best."
Davis brings more than 15 years of eye care experience to the role, having most recently served as global head, vision care technical training, within Alcon's Global Performance Development team. She joined Alcon in 2011, and has served as a member of the extended Global Vision Care franchise leadership team.
Prior to joining Alcon, Davis owned an optometry practice in Miami, and was a clinical assistant professor at Nova Southeastern University's College of Optometry. She also has a background in surgical co-management through experience in ophthalmology and laser surgery centers.
Davis earned a bachelor of science degree from Florida International University and a doctor of optometry degree from Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry in Davie, Florida.