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Jon K. Hayashida
Vice President, Global Clinical and Medical Affairs

Dr. Jon K. Hayashida joined STAAR in July 2015 as Vice President of Global Clinical and Medical Affairs. Over the past 30 years, Dr. Hayashida's professional career includes experience in corporate eye care, ophthalmic start-up companies and direct patient care. From 2010 to 2013 he held the position of Vice President of Clinical and Medical Affairs for Bausch and Lomb, Surgical, where he gained FDA approvals for both the Glistening-free enVista Hydrophobic Acrylic IOL and PMA approval for the Trulign Toric Accommodating IOL. He also held Clinical Affairs leadership and research positions with Cooper Vision and Allergan. His Ophthalmic start-up company experience includes Vice President Clinical Affairs for Wavetec Vision, Transcend Medical and Refractec where he directed, planned and executed successful FDA PMA approvals. Dr. Hayashida has served as a clinical care specialist at the UCLA Laser Refractive Center, Jules Stein Institute, UCLA School of Medicine. Most recently, from 2013 to 2015, he served as Vice President of Programs and Services for the Braille Institute of America. He earned his Bachelor of Science and Doctorate of Optometry from Southern California College of Optometry. Dr. Hayashida is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and a Diplomate in its Cornea and Contact Lens and Refractive Technologies Section.