Dr. Frank Werblin
Co-Founder, Chief Scientist
IrisVision was founded by Dr. Frank Werblin, an MIT graduate, Guggenheim Fellow, and professor at UC Berkeley. Dr. Werblin is renowned for his scientiﬁc contributions to our understanding of retinal functioning. He has dedicated his life to innovating, developing and delivering an affordable non-invasive solution for millions of people with low vision.
With the help of our research partners at Stanford, Johns Hopkins, UC Berkeley, UPMC, The Chicago Lighthouse for the Blind, and other institutions contributing to low vision science, IrisVision is the realization of that lifetime of work. He is dedicated to pushing the boundaries of low vision solutions by continuing to expand the relationship with top vision scientists and technology powerhouses like Samsung.
Co-Founder and CEO
Ammad’s experience spans a variety of companies at the intersection of medicine and technology, where he has led the company’s mission to enable millions of legally blind people to, “see clearly and live fully.” Under his guidance, IrisVision has secured funding from the National Eye Institute and other prestigious investors, forged partnerships with global industry leaders such as Samsung and expanded global sales across North America, Europe and Australia. A thought leader in medtech, vision assistive and mobile technologies, Ammad has spoken at many technology and vision science events and has been quoted in Forbes, Fast Company and the New York Times.
Prior to IrisVision, Ammad founded and served as CEO of CitrusBits, a mobile app agency that creates award-winning mobile technology and applications for global brands such as Mercedes-Benz, Burger King, Quiksilver, Symantec, and Sotheby’s.
Brook Byers is a distinguished entrepreneur and a founder of the venture capital company KPCB (Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers). Byers has been closely involved with more than fifty new technology-based ventures, over half of which have already become public companies…
Tim Driscoll is an accomplished CFO for venture-backed companies who has the ability to build and support high performing organizations during periods of rapid scaling. He has 16 years of successful experience in executive and consultant/advisory roles with technology…
Matt Johnson is a globally recognized expert in the field of brand marketing. Having worked with over 200 companies in over 30 countries, he has profound experience leading corporate pricing transformations, optimization, and software implementation across a broad range of…
Naeem Kayani is a skilled marketing and product manager with vast experience in the field of software technology. He has contributed to the digital transformation of companies such as Nationstar Mortgage to Mr. Cooper, and has led numerous start-ups through exponential…
Scientiﬁc Advisors Board
DR. JEFFREY GOLDBERG
Professor and Chair of Ophthalmology, Byers Eye Institute at Stanford University
Dr. Jeffrey Goldberg is Professor and Chair of Ophthalmology at the Byers Eye Institute at Stanford University. His clinical effort is focused on patients in need of medical or surgical intervention for glaucoma and other retinal and optic nerve diseases, as well as cataract. He was elected in 2010…
DR. BOB MASSOF
Professor of Ophthalmology, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Dr. Massof, Ph.D., is a professor of ophthalmology and professor of neuroscience at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He is founder and director of the Lions Vision Research and Rehabilitation Center at the Wilmer Eye Institute. He also entered a…
DR. MARK BLUMENKRANZ
Surgeon and Entrepreneur, Professor & Former chair of Ophthalmology, Stanford University
Dr. Blumenkranz, M.D., MMS, is HJ Smead Professor Emeritus in the Department of Ophthalmology at Stanford University. He is a past President of the American University Professors of Ophthalmology (AUPO), a past President of the Retina Society and the Macula…
DR. DAVID MYUNG
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology Stanford University, Physician and Surgeon — VA Health Care System
Dr. Myung is an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the Byers Eye Institute at Stanford and, by courtesy, of Chemical Engineering. He is a board-certiﬁed ophthalmologist and attending physician at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System specializing in cataract and corneal surgery…
DR. ROGER GOLDBERG
Dr. Goldberg is board certiﬁed by the American Board of Ophthalmology, and is an active member of the American Society of Retinal Specialists and the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He serves as a Reviewer for the AJO and Retina, and has lectured at national and international…
DR. ERICH HORN
Advisor & Investor
Ophthalmologist, University of Florida
Dr. Horn, M.D., MBA, is a board-certiﬁed ophthalmologist. He serves as an associate professor in the department of ophthalmology at the University of Florida College of Medicine. He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, Florida Medical…