Dr. Snyder is a graduate of the Pennsylvania College of Optometry. From 1967-69, he served as a
commissioned optometry officer in the US Public Health Service. In 1969, he established an optometry
practice in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida where, along with his partners - Drs. Jack Solomon and Paul Klein—he
built one the most successful contact lens practices in Florida. During those years, Dr. Snyder published
more than 100 articles related to contact lenses and eye care in professional publications and peer-review journals.
In 1998, Dr. Snyder retired from private practice to become the Director of Professional Services for
Millennium Laser Eye Centers. Several years later, Dr. Snyder founded Visus, LLC, a company that
manufactured disposable contact lenses. From 2003-13, he owned and operated one of Pearle Vision’s
most successful franchises in Boca Raton, Florida.
In 2008, Dr. Snyder founded and operated Pro Fit Optix, LLC, which imported and distributed competitively priced digital progressive lenses from Asia.
In October 2013, Dr. Snyder launched the Eye Care Registry, LLC, now known as HealthCare Registries, LLC.
The registry extracts, analyzes "real-time" clinical outcomes data from provider electronic health records (EHR).
Dr. Grue graduated from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in 1979.
He joined EMRlogic in 2006 as their VP Clinical Outcomes and Connected Care.
Over the course of his career, Dr. Grue has specialized in the development of software as a clinical solution designed to exceed health care reform and pay-for-performance standards.
Retired from full-time practice, Dr. Grue has been an avid observer of all that happens in Washington, D.C. pertaining to health care, and particularly, eye care.
He is a frequent speaker on health care reform and its implications for eye care as a profession. He is generally considered one of the most significant and thoughtful leaders of the eye care profession.
Gabriel has a Master's Degree in Biomedical Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Bucharest obtained in 1986.
Over the course of his career, Gabriel held a series of senior IT positions related to healthcare, business intelligence and data engineering as well cloud based technologies.
Gabriel brings a wide breadth of technical expertise and knowledge, providing a foundation for an innovative perspective over the medical data.
Dr. Michael Lipson is recently retired from his position as an optometrist/associate professor at University of Michigan,
department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science.
His clinical practice involves specialty contact lenses: OrthoK, keratoconus, post-corneal transplant, post-refractive surgery and severe dry eye patients.
He has published peer-reviewed clinical research studies on OrthoK, vision-related quality of life, myopia management and new lens designs.
He lectures nationally and internationally on those same topics.
Dr. Lipson developed a validated questionnaire to assess vision-related quality of life for all types of vision correction, including OrthoK.
He has authored chapters in textbooks on OrthoK, scleral lenses and general contact lens topics. Dr. Lipson is the author of the book “Contemporary OrthoKeratology”.
He also is a reviewer for a number of highly-respected peer-reviewed journals in the ophthalmic community.
He is a consultant to the specialty contact lens industry emphasizing OrthoK education.
He is on the GPLI Advisory Board, served as Vice-President of the Scleral Lens Education Society and served on the Scleral Lens Education Society Board for many years.