Dr. Carla Mack completed her Doctor of Optometry degree at The Ohio State University College of Optometry in 1995, followed by a hospital-based residency in ocular disease. She also received her Master of Business Administration degree from the Fisher College of Business at Ohio State in 2008. She currently lives in Powell, Ohio with her two daughters, Malia, 17, and Summer, 15. Dr. Mack joined Bausch+Lomb in 2008 as Global Director for Medical Affairs. In that role, she led initiatives in medical education, served as a liaison to academic institutions, instituted the educational grant process, and shared Bausch+Lomb’s scientific work through publications and worldwide educational forums. In her more recent role as Global Director for Professional Marketing at Bausch+Lomb, she increased eye care professional engagement throughout the new product development process and developed and shared l best practices with her professional relations colleagues around the world.
Prior to joining Bausch+Lomb, Dr. Mack held dual roles at the College as Director of Optometry Services and as an Associate Professor of Clinical Optometry. She is most proud of her work to advance the clinics at Ohio State and to increase patient exposure for all students. She has never lost her passion for teaching and found that to be her most rewarding work. She participated in clinical research and taught courses in specialty contact lenses, practice management, and glaucoma management. She has written and lectured extensively and served on several editorial advisory boards. Dr. Mack was the editor of Contact Lens Spectrum and the weekly email newsletter, Contact Lenses Today, and is a Diplomate in the Section on Cornea, Contact Lenses and Refractive Technologies of the American Academy of Optometry.
Dr. Mack is currently with Alcon Laboratories providing clinical and professional support and credits her success in industry to her many years at Ohio State.