Mississippi Association of Dispensing OPticians

16383 South Swan Rd.
Gulfport, MS 39503

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MADO Conference Speakers

Sharon Carter

Sharon Carter has over 25 years of optometric experience, including working in an office as an office manager, sales and training for an optometric software company, and consulting for private practices. She started her own consulting company, Eye Care Optometric Consulting (ECOC) in 2001, and personally consults in offices all over the country, spreadking her team-building philosophy. She is very energetic and enthiastic, and for more than 9 years has been speaking and motivating staff at state associational meetings, national and international conferences, sharing her company's philosophy of "provide the best patient care possible, and the money will follow."

Roya Attar, OD

Dr. Attar received her Doctorate of Optometry degree at the Rosenberg School of Optometry in 2013. The coauthor of several scientific presentations and publications in peer-reviewed professional journals, Attar is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and an active member of the American Optometric Association and the Mississippi Optometric Association. She previously served as faculty and director of professional relations while at the Kentucky College of Optometry. Most recently, she became the first optometrist to be hired at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, where she provides clinical services in addition to training and lectures for ophthalmology residents.

Mark Mixon

With over 18 years of experience in the eye care industry, Mark brings an exceptionally unique perspective on optical and practice management training. Getting his start at Luxottica as a Sales Consultant in 2001, Mark spent over a decade and a half cultivating and growing sales in the US as well as holding many leadership roles for the company. In April 2018, Mark joined De Rigo REM where he currently serves as Regional Vice President for the West. He is a certified speaker and has dedicated hundreds of hours focusing on bringing education to eye care professionals through CE and in-person trainings to offices around the country.

Shannon Toler

Shannon has been involved in theoptical industry for almost two decades now with experience in insurance filing, optical dispensing, and lens fabrication. Her journeys through the profession have included stops in dispensaries, full service labs, and, currently, with IOT America helping labs create freeform lens designs. She loves helping independent labs produce unique, state-of-the-art lenses with the latest technology.