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Contact Lens Institute Names Culture Award Honorees

Inaugural program recognizes 12 eye care professionals and practices who cultivate a positive contact lens culture




(PRESS RELEASE) WASHINGTON, D.C. — Twelve U.S. eye care professionals and practices have been named Contact Lens Institute (CLI) Culture Award winners, recognizing their impact on fostering contact lens cultures that enhance patient experiences and business success. The honorees regularly exhibit behaviors and actions reflected in CLI’s recent report, The Culture Calculation: Data-Backed Behaviors for Contact Lens Success.

“Congratulations to our inaugural recipients. While there are substantial differences in geography, practice size, and areas of concentration, all recognize the multiple vision, lifestyle, confidence-boosting, and practice-building aspects of contact lens prescribing—and have made that central to their culture,” said Stan Rogaski, executive director of the Contact Lens Institute.

The 2023 Contact Lens Institute Culture Award honorees are:

  • Advanced Eye Care Professionals, Oak Lawn, IL
  • Athens Eye Care, Athens, OH
  • Coan Eye Care and Optical Boutique, Ocoee, FL—Roxanne Achong-Coan, OD, FAAO, FIAOMC, FSLS
  • Contact Lens Institute of Seattle*, Seattle, WA—Noha Seif, OD, FAAO, FSLS,
  • Dry Eye & Wellness Center, Sugar Land, TX—Faheem Inayatali, OD, MBA, MPH, FAAO, Dipl. ABO
  • First Sight Vision Care, Fulton, MD— Susan J. Gromacki, OD, MS, FAAO, FSLS, Kelly Molina, Brittany Montgomery, and Callie Salmons
  • Laria Eye Care & Optical, Miami, FL—Vicky Fischer, OD
  • Northwest Tennessee Eye Clinic—Frances Bynum, OD
  • Treehouse Eyes, Vienna, VA— Stephanie Bray-Voorhes
  • University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS—Roya Attar, OD, MBA, DHA
  • Winchester Optical, Winchester, MA—Joseph Deering, OD
  • West Point Optical Group / Family First Vision Care, Roswell GA & Jacksonville FL— John Womack, OD

Members of the eye care community can download The Culture Calculation report at no cost by visiting

The Contact Lens Institute advances the latest innovations in safe and effective contact lens and lens care products and services that provide unique benefits to patients while satisfying the evolving needs of eye care professionals. CLI undertakes activities that properly assess, enhance, promote and balance contact lens and lens care industry welfare and growth, including the safe use of products in the marketplace. Its members include Alcon, Bausch + Lomb, CooperVision, and Johnson & Johnson Vision. For more information,



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