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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
88 Total References
Web References
"It's important for people to understand ...
theweeklychallenger.com, 6 Nov 2014 [cached]
"It's important for people to understand that what happens between 40 and 50 years old to our eyes up close is completely normal," said Howard Purcell, O.D. and senior vice president of customer development for Essilor of America, the creators of Varilux lenses, the leading progressive lens solution for presbyopia patients.
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According to Dr. Purcell, understanding this typical anatomical change in aging eyes is simple. The lens inside the eye needs to change shape to allow focus on objects, whether they are near or far. This lens grows throughout human life; but around 40 years of age, it isn't as flexible as it was in younger years. This is around the time when the common issues associated with presbyopia begin to appear.
Dr. Purcell emphasizes the importance of routine eye exams, not only to evaluate the condition of the eyes, but to ensure systemic health is on point as well.
Management
www.essilorusa.com, 27 July 2014 [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]
Howard Purcell
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Howard Purcell Board Member
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Howard Purcell Board Member
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.
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