J. James Thimons, OD FAAO

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Chief Medical Officer, Medical Optometry America

Dr. Thimons is a graduate of Ohio State University College of Optometry. He completed his hospital residency at the Chillicothe, VA Medical Center in 1979 and then served as Chief, Optometry Service until 1985. He then accepted the position of Center Director at Omni Eye Services, Fairfax, Virginia. He served in that role until 1989, when he became Chairman, Department of Clinical Sciences at the State University of New York.

While at SUNY, he developed The Glaucoma Institute, a clinical research center, and served as its first Director. In 1998, he accepted the position of Executive Director of TLC and served in that role until 2002 when he co-founded Ophthalmic Consultants of Connecticut, a multidisciplinary referral practice providing secondary and tertiary level care.

Dr. Thimons has received numerous awards for his service to the profession and has over 200 hundred publications regarding Glaucoma, Dry Eye, and Cornea & External Disease. He is a nationally and internationally acclaimed Speaker and Educator and an acknowledged leader in ophthalmic clinical education. He serves in academic appointments at several universities in the US and has been a clinical investigator in over 20 NIH, NEI, and Post Release Clinical Trials.

In 1999 he was awarded Optometry’s Top Educator and was selected as one of the Top Ten Clinicians of the decade. In 2002 he founded the National Glaucoma Society, an NFP with Executive offices in Andover, Massachusetts, that provides educational and clinical development services to primary care clinicians worldwide in the area of glaucoma management. In 2005 he was inducted into the Optometry Hall of Fame and recently served as President of the Connecticut Association of Optometrists. Dr. Thimons was selected as the Top Eye Doctor in Fairfield County in 2013.

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The Link Between Dry Eye and Mental Health Challenges 

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month You may be surprised to learn that there’s a link between Dry Eye Disease and poor mental health. Medical Optometry America is shining a spotlight on the often-overlooked mental health challenges linked to Dry Eye Disease – a condition that up to 50% of all Americans will deal with […]

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Dr. Leslie E. O’Dell

May is Mental Health Awareness Month You may be surprised to learn that there’s a link between Dry Eye Disease and poor mental health. Medical Optometry America is shining a spotlight on the often-overlooked mental health challenges linked to Dry Eye Disease – a condition that up to 50% of all Americans will deal with […]

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Dry eye disease is a widespread and common issue for up to 49 million Americans. This chronic condition can have a significant impact on your quality of life, causing a foreign body sensation in your eyes, pain, blurry vision, and dry or watery eyes. Untreated, it can even lead to further eye health complications.  Despite […]

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Dr. Leslie E. O’Dell

Dry eye disease is a widespread and common issue for up to 49 million Americans. This chronic condition can have a significant impact on your quality of life, causing a foreign body sensation in your eyes, pain, blurry vision, and dry or watery eyes. Untreated, it can even lead to further eye health complications.  Despite […]

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New Nasal Spray for Dry Eye Offers New Treatment Option

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New Nasal Spray for Dry Eye Offers New Treatment Option

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MOA is among the first eye care centers in the country to offer Tyrvaya, a new FDA-approved nasal spray designed to stimulate natural tear production and offer relief for Dry Eye sufferers. If you suffer from Dry Eye, you know that drops are often part of the equation to managing the disease, but they can be […]

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Dr. Leslie E. O’Dell

MOA is among the first eye care centers in the country to offer Tyrvaya, a new FDA-approved nasal spray designed to stimulate natural tear production and offer relief for Dry Eye sufferers. If you suffer from Dry Eye, you know that drops are often part of the equation to managing the disease, but they can be […]

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