Michael O’Connor serves as VP of Optical and Contact Lens for Eye Health America™ and has responsibility for the operation and growth of the retail optical component within EHA’s ophthalmic network.
Michael is a creative executive with 30 years of comprehensive ophthalmic experience and leadership in Senior-level operations including: manufacturing, retail, supply chain, and distribution – all within tightly regulated, fast-paced, service-driven environments. Michael is deeply familiar with; FDA requirements for Class 1 medical devices, cGMP and ISO:9001 standards, having successfully secured and maintained certifications for multiple manufacturing and distribution operations. Michael also possesses significant experience leading organized labor environments, having successfully negotiated numerous union contracts and never experiencing a work stoppage or strike during 20+ years of unionized, operational responsibility.
Michael earned his master’s in business administration (MBA) from St. John’s University in Queens, New York, and his Bachelor of Science from the State University of New York (SUNY) – Oneonta, New York. Michael is also an American Board of Opticianry (ABO) certified optician and an American Society for Quality (ASQ) certified quality manager.