Scott Schachter, OD
annual winter meeting in the beautiful Nassau and world famous Atlantis resort
January 23, 24, 25, 2020
Dry Eye Summit
(3 COPE Credits)
Dr. Scott Schachter founded Advanced Eyecare and the Eyewear Gallery Optometry in 1994 in Pismo Beach, California. He believes in the importance of providing full scope eye care for his patients and was one of the first optometrists in California to become glaucoma certified.
Like many practitioners, the ocular surface disease was a neglected part of his practice for almost 2 decades. Then, in 2011, while undergoing his own LASIK preop visit, Dr. Schachter realized his own dry eye disease was causing the majority of his higher order aberrations. Dry eye disease was no longer limited to just the surface — Dr. Schachter started thinking of it as a vision disease.
As a “vision doctor,” he quickly realized he needed to incorporate ocular surface evaluations into every patient’s exam, and needed to do it without increasing chair time spent with the patients. His plan resulted in higher patient satisfaction, and it became real practice-builder as well.
Since that auspicious LASIK preop visit, Dr, Schachter has worked to become a leader in the dry eye world. He has been published in Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science and is a regular columnist for Optometry Times and Ocular Surface News. In addition, he has presented papers at the American Academy of Optometry (AAO) and presented posters at AAO, American Optometric Association, and the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology.
Dr. Schachter was most recently named one of just 8 US Global Ambassadors for the Tear Film and Ocular Surface Society.