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Dr. Howard B. Purcell

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Senior Vice President, Customer D...

Essilor of America
Local Address: Dallas, Texas, United States
Essilor International , S.A.
147 rue de Paris
Charenton-le-Pont, 94220
France

Company Description: At Essilor, we are intensely dedicated to research and innovation. So we strive to create the most beautiful, comfortable and durable corrective lens designs in the...   more
Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • doctorate , optometry
    New England College of Optometry
  • bachelor's degree , optometry
    same institution
  • American Academy of Optometry
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Management
www.essilorusa.com, 24 Nov 2013 [cached]
Howard Purcell, O.D., F.A.A.O., Dipl. Senior 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.
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www.aaopt.org, 24 Mar 2013 [cached]
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HPurcell@EssilorUSA.com
Howard B. Purcell, OD, FAAO currently serves as Vice President, Customer Development for Essilor of America. 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, Dr. Purcell participated in a group optometric practice for ten years.
Beginning in June 1991, Dr. Purcell joined the faculty of Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry. During his career at the college, he was a principle in the development of the Department of Cornea and Contact Lenses. Reaching the rank of Associate Professor Dr. Purcell was responsible for both the didactics and clinical components of the program, serving as the Deputy Dean of the College. Further, Dr. Purcell also participated in the University Committee on Admissions as well as its Internal Review Board. Dr. Purcell was honored by the inaugural class of Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry as the recipient of the Golden Apple Award, selected by the Optometry students as the Teacher of the Year.
While in private practice, Dr. Purcell served as clinical investigator and consultant to the contact lens industry. He has actively supported Optometry in the state of Florida as President of the Dade County Optometric Association, as well as an examiner and Disciplinary Monitoring of the State Board of Optometry. Dr. Purcell is a Diplomate in the Cornea and Contact Lens Section of the American Academy of Optometry. In 2007, Dr. Purcell was named a Distinguised Practitioner in the National Academies of Practice.
NapaNews.com | Companies seek to cater to weakening boomer vision
www.napanews.com, 1 Jan 2001 [cached]
"A main reason people drop contact lenses is because they have some form of dry eye," said Howard Purcell, an optometrist and director of professional affairs at Johnson & Johnson.
Concord, Calif.-based Ocular Sciences, which makes specialty colored and toric lenses, says it's focusing on boomers and their children.
Eye Care Professional - Business Development
acuvue.ca, 3 Aug 2011 [cached]
Stiegemeier and Joseph Shovlin, OD, F.A.A.O. also share their clinical views of the lens on an audiotape and CD Rom interview moderated by Howard Purcell, OD, F.A.A.O., Director of Professional Affairs.
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"As more HIV-infected people live longer and healthier lives, it is critical for Eye Care Professionals to have the most current knowledge and have an understanding of what represents "best practices" in preparing to care for this patient population," stated Howard B. Purcell, OD, F.A.A.O., Director of Professional Affairs. AN
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"Our ECP customers recognize the value of having clear guidelines to govern the business relationship," said Howard B. Purcell, OD, F.A.A.O., Director of Professional Affairs. "Bright Lines allows us to meet our commitment to provide financial support for important educational programs sponsored by professional organizations without compromising integrity."
"It is a clear commitment that Johnson & Johnson Vision Care intends to operate at the same high standards of business conduct expected of all healthcare professionals. And it helps ECPs maintain the public's trust and confidence," said Purcell.
Dr. Howard Purcell Joins ...
www.optiboard.com, 11 April 2008 [cached]
Dr. Howard Purcell Joins Essilor As Vice President Of Customer Development
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Dr. Howard Purcell Joins Essilor As Vice President Of Customer Development
DR. HOWARD PURCELL JOINS ESSILOR AS VICE PRESIDENT OF CUSTOMER DEVELOPMENT Newly Created Position Will Lead Brand Sales, Professional Relations and Eyecare Professional Education DALLAS - (April 11, 2008) - Today Essilor of America, Inc., the leading manufacturer of ophthalmic lenses, announces the addition of Dr. Howard Purcell as vice president of customer development.In his newly created role, Dr. Purcell will continue to build on Essilor's current successes, while increasing coordination and visibility among the brand sales, professional relations and eyecare professional education groups.
This role was created to help Essilor strategically invest even more in its traditional support of the independent ECP.Essilor emphasizes the importance of remaining close to ECP needs with sincere interest and enthusiasm towards helping the practitioner grow their businesses and satisfy patients with innovative products.
"We are truly excited to have someone of Dr. Purcell's strength and reputation," said John Carrier, president, Essilor of America.
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Before joining Essilor, Dr. Purcell served as senior director of new program development for Vistakon, a division of Johnson & Johnson Vision Care Inc.In this role, he led Johnson & Johnson's professional support for the upcoming Olympic Games with responsibility for global strategy, as well as program development and coordination.
At Vistakon, Howard was responsible for developing and managing The Vision Care Institute which is known today as an industry benchmark in education and customer relations.
Before Vistakon, Dr. Purcell progressed in academic leadership roles including assistant professor, Chairman of the Cornea & Contact Lenses Department, and deputy dean at Nova Southeastern University's College of Optometry.Dr. Purcell's early career also includes partnership in a private optometric practice based in Miami Beach, Fla.
Dr. Purcell holds a doctorate in optometry from the New England College of Optometry.He also earned a bachelor's degree in optometry from the same institution.He is a Diplomate of the American Academy of Optometry and was recently honored as a Distinguished Scholar Member in the National Academies of Practice.
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