Topcon Healthcare, Inc. Announces Appointment of Lance Patton as Chief Commercial Officer

Lance Patton
Mr. Lance Patton, Chief Commercial Officer, Topcon Healthcare, Inc.

OAKLAND, NJ – Topcon Healthcare, Inc., a leading provider of ophthalmic devices and software solutions, announced the appointment of M. Lance Patton as the Chief Commercial Officer. Mr. Patton is leading the company’s commercial transformation to a direct sales and service organization to ensure Topcon users have best-in-class experiences across the entire customer journey. His focus is on providing customized solutions to address clinical and business needs. He is also leading efforts to educate clinicians on Healthcare from the Eye™, a connected care ecosystem using AI-powered disease detection and management applied to noninvasive retinal imaging.

“Lance is a proven leader in our industry who has set the standard in establishing customer-centric organizations,” said Ali Tafreshi, CEO and President of Topcon Healthcare, Inc. “His empowering leadership approach, unparalleled experience, and impeccable ability to commercialize innovative technologies make Lance a unique force and exactly the person needed to drive our ambitious mission to success.”

Mr. Patton has a 28-year track record of success in eyecare, playing a key role in driving industry-wide strategic shifts. His leadership roles at Carl Zeiss Meditec, Inc., Heidelberg Engineering, Inc., and most recently at Optos plc. have been instrumental in the wide adoption of diagnostic imaging technologies across the globe. “It is an honor to join an organization at the forefront of transforming healthcare,” said Patton. “I look forward to the challenge of scaling a business that intelligently combines hardware and software solutions to make Healthcare from the Eye a reality.”

About Topcon Healthcare, Inc.

Topcon Healthcare, Inc. is part of Topcon Corporation (TSE 7732). Our vision is to improve access and quality of healthcare while decreasing the overall cost. To achieve this mission, we have established Harmony, a platform to accelerate the evolution of AI-powered algorithms that enable the detection of systemic, neurological, and ophthalmic disease markers even before discernable symptoms are present. Topcon Healthcare is investing in innovators focused on healthcare transformation, emphasizing AI-powered digital ‘Healthcare from the Eye.‘ This approach helps doctors to prevent disease and, when needed, to treat at the earliest disease state for better, less costly outcomes. 

Topcon Corporation is a global business focused on developing solutions that solve societal challenges in the mega-domains of healthcare, agriculture, and infrastructure. In healthcare, these challenges include increasing eye disease, rising medical costs, physician shortages, and unequal access to healthcare. By investing in value-driven innovations, Topcon Corporation works to help people enjoy good health and a better quality of life. 


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