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Photo:  Ashley Tuan

VISTA CENTER ANNOUNCES NEW BOARD MEMBER

UNIQUE SKILL SET WILL STRENGTHEN AND EXPAND THE ORGANIZATION

Palo Alto, CA February 21, 2019 - Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired announces the appointment of Ashley Tuan, OD, PhD, to their Board of Directors.

Ashley Tuan is the VP of Medical Devices at Mojo Vision, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry.  With 20 years’ experience in Ophthalmic Medical Device innovations, eight patents and two successful start-ups, her expertise includes R&D, Clinical & Regulatory Affairs and Product Marketing. Dr. Tuan has delivered two innovative contact lens products and three Best-in-Class presbyopia solutions to the market.

“We are thrilled to have Dr. Tuan join our Board, and strengthen our concentration of medical professionals,” shared Mark O’Boyle, Chair of the BOD.  Along with Recia Blumenkranz, M.D., Artis Montague, M.D., Ph.D., and Steven Sanislo, M.D., current medical professionals on the Board, “her commercial sector perspective is distinctively welcome.”

Karae Lisle, Vista’s new Executive Director states, “Ashley embodies the spirit of our nonprofit, and brings a unique blend of talent, expertise and energy to the Board of Directors.  We are incredibly fortunate to have her join our esteemed Board as we strengthen and expand our organization.”

Dr. Tuan holds a MS in Physiological Optics, and an OD (Doctor of Optometry) from Ohio State University.  She earned her PhD in Vision Science from the University of California, Berkeley.  In addition to her academic achievements, she has published a variety of articles and noteworthy patents.  She is fluent in Chinese-Cantonese and Chinese-Mandarin [LinkedIn Profile.]

“Since graduate school my research directions have been influenced by family members dealing with visual impairments,” expressed Dr. Tuan.  “It has been my long-term interest to help those with visual impairments so I am excited to join the Vista Center community.”