A little bit about me

Just wanted to stop in and say “hi” to our readers and re-introduce myself.  My name is Alan Glazier and I have been living and practicing optometry in Rockville, Maryland for 17 years.  I am married to Laura, and we have two sons, Jacob (9) and Ari (7).  I graduated from the University of Maryland in 1988 with a bachelors in science and pre-medicine, and the New England College of Optometry in Boston, Massachusetts in 1993 where I attended external rotations in Boston, Baltimore and Israel.  Upon graduation I went to work for my father, also an optometrist and opened my own practice about 10 miles away.  In 1995 after his sudden passing I merged the two practices into what is now one of the regions premier private practices, Shady Grove Eye and Vision Care.  In 1997 I was selected by my peers as a co-recipient of “Maryland Young Optometrist of the Year”.

In 2001 I invented a surgical implant for the eye (intra-ocular lens) that can accommodate the users vision from distance to near.  The novel mechanism of action resulted in 9 patents issued and pending and the formation of an eyecare research and development company, Vision Solutions Technologies, Inc.  We are months away from performing our first human implants.  The device offers to restore near vision after having cataracts removed, and in higher powers can restore some reading vision to people blinded by disease of the macula.

We have maintained a modern practice thanks to my interest in technology, and in 2007 I began the process of implementing paperless technologies including electronic medical records throughout our practice.  I also began using social media and search engine optimization as marketing tools.   The foray into new media has led to many opportunities for me; I have been interviewed by major media outlets, asked to lecture on my use of new media as a marketing tool and even won a regional award for “best use of Twitter”.  I now blog professionally at sightnation.com and host this blog (eyeinfo.wordpress.com) as well.  I also monitor a discussion in the eyecare field on search engine optimization via a facebook page I created called “OnToptics”.

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Courtesy of the Doctors at Shady Grove Eye and Vision Care; Optometrists, Ophthalmologists and Opticians working together to help you see better.  Serving the Rockville, Potomac and Gaithersburg Maryland suburbs of Washington, DC for over 40 years. For more information visit youreyesite.com or call (301) 670-1212

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