Contributor Profile

Mark Andre

Job TitleFAAO

Company NamePacific University


Mark Andre, F.A.A.O., is an Associate Professor of Optometry at the Pacific University College of Optometry in Forest Grove, Oregon and an educational consultant at CooperVision. He previously was the Director of the Contact Lens Services at the Casey Eye Institute on the campus of the Oregon Health and Sciences University in Portland, Oregon. He received his degree in Ophthalmic Technology from Pima College in Tucson, Arizona and also received a Certificate in Management from Marquette University's School of Business in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Mark is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry's Cornea and Contact Lens Section. He is also a fellow of the Contact Lens Society of America and a past board member of the society. He is a contributing editor of Contact Lens Spectrum and previously served as Chairman of the Board for the National Contact Lens Examiners. Mark has extensive clinical experience in the treatment of complex contact lens cases. He has been instructing both Ophthalmology and Optometry Residents on this subject since 1979. He is a well-known lecturer both nationally and internationally and was named one of the "30 Most Influential in Contact Lenses" in the September 2016 issue of Spectrum. Mark was the recipient of the American Academy of Optometry Cornea, Contacts Lenses & Refractive Technologies Section Founders' Award in 2013 and the American Optometric Association's Cornea and Contact Lens Legends Award in 2016.

Education Sessions

  • Ten Business Reasons for Fitting More Daily Disposable Soft Lenses

    September 18, 2019, 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM, Sands Convention Center - 807-V

    Single use soft contact lenses have been around for two decades now, yet this modality has not been embraced by practitioners in North America as much as it has...

    • Language: English
  • Fitting Tips for Improving Your Success with Multifocal Soft Lenses

    September 19, 2019, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Sands Convention Center - 805-V

    This course will discuss the challenges that we face when correcting presbyopia with soft multifocal contact lenses. There will also be a discussion on the vari...

    • Language: English
  • Astigmatism and Soft Contact Lenses

    September 19, 2019, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Sands Convention Center - 705-V

    This course will examine the issue of how the astigmatic patient is managed with soft contact lenses today compared to the past. We will discuss new lens option...

    • Language: English

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