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.