Peter Clarkson, MD, PhD - President and CEODr. Clarkson founded AC Lens in 1995 with a vision to provide a high-quality contact lens replacement service focusing on the then-emerging internet. Dr Clarkson has led AC Lens through 12 straight years of profitable growth, allowing the company to develop from a small operation in the back of an optometric office to one of the largest contact lens retailers in the USA.
Dr. Clarkson is also President of Eyestyles, a Columbus Ohio optical retailer which he also founded. He serves on the board of directors of Sterling Bank, a Palm Beach county community bank, where his expertise allows him to serve as chairman of the banks Technology Committee.
Prior to founding AC Lens Dr. Clarkson was a Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the Ohio State University. From 1987 to 1993, he served as a Professor of Electrical Engineering at the Illinois Institute Of Technology (IIT) in Chicago, Illinois. From 1991 to 1993, he held the position of Associate Chairman of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at IIT. He is the author of several texts and numerous research papers on aspects of computer engineering. Dr. Clarkson graduated summa cum laude with a major in Mathematics and holds a PhD degree from the University of Southampton, England. He also holds the MD degree from the Ohio State University. Dr. Clarkson is a member of Alpha Omega Alpha.
Philip Dietrich - Board Member & Chief Technology Officer
Phil currently oversees all aspects of AC Lens's information technology and develops key applications that provide the foundation for the companys operations. Prior to joining AC Lens, Phil was co-founder and president of I-Ohio Web Design (which was purchased by AC Lens in 2000). Mr. Dietrich was also co-founder and President of Phoenix Vision Eyewear which developed a Virtual Mirror retail kiosk technology and e-commerce website to sell sunglasses.
Phil Dietrich obtained a BA in Computational Math and Philosophy from Albion College where he graduated summa cum laude in 1997. He studied law at the University of Michigan Law School from 1997-1998 and was nominated for the University of Michigan Law Review.