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Dr. Mark Eltis has been practicing since 2003 and has practiced Optometry in New York, California and Toronto. He is a graduate of the University of Waterloo School of Optometry and has taught there for over a decade. Dr. Eltis is one of less than five Canadian doctors who are both Fellows of the American Academy of Optometry and Diplomates of the American Board of Optometry. He is also a lecturer for the Academy of Ophthalmic Education. Dr. Eltis has served as an examiner for national licensing assessment in both Canada and the United States (NBEO, CSAO, and CACO). He has presented and published internationally and has been sought as an expert on optometric issues for national television and print.

Since 2013, Dr. Eltis has been a member of the Optometric Glaucoma Society (OGS). He is one of five optometrists in Canada with this distinction and approximately one hundred worldwide.

Dr. Eltis is a reviewer for over a dozen publications including the Journal of Glaucoma and Canadian Journal of Optometry. In 2017, he was recognized for his “outstanding contribution in reviewing” by the editors of the Journal of Optometry and Elsevier. Dr. Eltis has been a consultant for academic institutions overseas, contact lens/pharmaceutical companies, law firms, and a subject matter expert for competency evaluations. In 2018, Dr. Eltis was appointed as a member of the College of Optometrists of Ontario’s Discipline Committee. He has since been appointed to the Quality Assurance Committee and also acts as a College Coach for optometrists ordered to complete remediation programs.

Dr. Eltis recently completed the full sequence of courses at the University of California at Berkeley to achieve California Glaucoma Certification TLG (the highest level of licensure in the state). Dr. Eltis publishes a monthly column for Primary Care Optometry News sharing his perspective on the latest developments in Glaucoma research.