Dr Shalu Pal
|Don is an engaging and enthusiastic speaker who enjoys providing eye care professionals in Canada with the tools to create positive patient experiences. Don has presented keynote speeches, product seminars, and sessions for optometry buying groups, optician associations, national US optician and optometry groups, as well as at industry supplier events.
Don has been in the optical industry for 25 years, working as a dispenser for a national optical retailer, a local optical chain, an independent optometrist, and a nationally recognized independent Optical Boutique. Don has an award-winning background as an account executive for two international frame manufacturers, and prior to his current role with Essilor, was the Western Canadian Territory Manager for Transitions Optical.
|Don has a degree in communications, specializing in public relations, and has held various marketing communications roles with federal and provincial government agencies, as well as a technology provider to the hotel and car rental industry.
Don’s passion is delivering presentations that assist eye care professionals in their work to provide Canadian patients with the best visual solutions.
Don is currently a member of the Essilor Academy Canada team, working as a Training & Development Consultant – Western Provinces.
|Jim is a Licensed Contact Lens Fitter in Alberta and has owned a full service optical dispensary in Edmonton for over 29 years. Jim is a specialty contact lens practitioner in keratoconus, post corneal graft, failed LASIK and surgically repaired corneas. Jim was named Optician of the Year in Alberta in 2005 and is an approved practitioner for management of post corneal cross linking with LASIK MD. Jim is also a professional advisory consultant for Johnson & Johnson. Jim is a highly respected educator in Canada as well as internationally.
Dr Jonathan Wareham