EyeDirect is a marketplace for Eye Physicians that connects directly to the source(s) of the best products and services in the industry. For years, products and services went through a network of familiar resellers and distributors. Since e-bay, Craigslist and Amazon have changed the way people think, it made sense to us to style our business with that kind of focus, direct to the buyer. That said, we’ve also added a curation feature for the equipment side of the business; this providers buyers with confidence in what they’re getting and access to those who can help them install, maintain and repair equipment as needed.
And to that end, if you’re a service engineer, or even independent, watching your life’s work shrink because of consolidation and cuts, EyeDirect will work with you. Sign up as a service technician and start earning money directly.
Cameron S. Mitchell
Cameron S. Mitchell is the Founder and CEO of EyeDirect, LLC and EyeDirect.com and has spent over 27 years, since 1992, in the business of Ophthalmic Sales and Marketing. Mr. Mitchell attended the University of Florida and has spent his time after college and graduate school with companies such as Tomey, Nidek, Bausch & Lomb & Medtronic in the areas of Business Development, Sales and Market Strategy.
In 2007, as one of the early investors, Mr. Mitchell Joined Opto Global, a worldwide technology distribution company founded in Adelaide, AU with additional corporate investment partners in Sao Paulo, BR and Roseville, CA. Hired as Director of Operations and Corporate Development in Roseville, CA, in 2009 he was elected by the Board of Directors in Australia, as President and CFO of Opto Global, Ltd.,
In 2010, he was elected by the same Board of Directors as CEO of Opto Global-North America, where he was instrumental in developing new distribution networks along with product development and key opinion leader teams. He was a member of the initial investment team and during the acquisition phase of Opto Global, was one of the architects of the Opto Global (Optous) spin-off in North America.
Furthermore, Mr. Mitchell was the first to bring a Bio-Collagen technology, for the use in POAG Glaucoma surgery to the USA and Canada, taking the product through regulatory approval with the FDA and Health Canada, working directly with Dean McGee Eye Institute at the University of Oklahoma for clinical trials.
In 2014, Mr. Mitchell started EyeGenetix/ClearPath DX, a venture dedicated to the development of multiple technology platforms, focused on genetic related eye diseases such as glaucoma, determining the risk levels of glaucoma progression. He also has been instrumental in being one of the first to develop the business strategies for Primary Care Practice referral networks by creating a digital communication platforms ‘ClearPath’, which allows for multiple media types to be captured and sent in one document, significantly increasing patient compliance and practice revenues.
Mr. Mitchell has focused his career in finding better and more efficient ways to help the industry and specialists to obtain the best technologies, enhancing patient access and experiences while reducing the obstacles that inhibit rapid treatment and interventional processes.
Charles H. Williamson Jr
Charles H. Williamson Jr is the Administrator of Williamson Eye Center and co-owner of Williamson Management, LLC and Williamson Eyewear. After spending most of his college and graduate school years in investment banking, Mr. Williamson embarked on a career in healthcare management with his father’s business at Williamson Eye Center. A native of Baton Rouge, he earned his B.S. in International Trade and Finance with a Minor in Economics at Louisiana State University, and a dual Masters Degree from the University of Houston in Business and Healthcare Administration, graduating in December of 2001.
Mr. Williamson also works extensively in entrepreneurship space in the area of synergizing healthcare benefit offerings with professional service software management platforms; new ophthalmic technology introductions to the US Market; and, biologic therapy offerings to eye care networks.
In 2007, he created a virtual optical dispensary called 25 Dollar Eyeglasses
(www.25dollareyeglasses.com), whereby, customers from across the United States could purchase prescription eyeglasses at the most affordable prices available. At the same time, Mr. Williamson was a key contributing partner in developing US Hearing Plan (www.ushearingplan.com), which provided the hearing impaired with access to hearing health professionals and hearing aid products at significantly reduced prices.
Recently, Mr. Williamson and several other partners created “Marucci Eyewear” for Marucci Sports, Inc, a brand leader in the sport of baseball. His company has global sales rights for the sale of Marucci Eyewear to physician practices, optical chains, and other retailers.
Outside of business, Mr. Williamson sits on several Advisory Councils healthcare software companies and is one of nine committee members working for the Louisiana State Supreme court on the Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board.
Mr. Williamson and his wife Meeta reside in Baton Rouge with their three children Charlie, Ethan, and Alayna. In his spare time, he enjoys cooking, travel, golf and spending time with his family.