Maria Pribis, O.D., F.A.A.O.

Dr. Maria Pribis is a Diplomate of the American Board of optometry and graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Pittsburgh with a BS in Psychology. She graduated with high honors from Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University. While in optometry school she was president of SOSH. Dr. Pribis was inducted into BSK honor society. She completed an ocular disease residency at the Baltimore VA Hospital. During this time she rotated through Johns Hopkins cornea and specialty contact lens clinics. She’s a partner in private practice in Stamford, CT where she specializes in ocular surface disease and contact lenses. Dr. Pribis lectures extensively with the optometry education company, KMK. Dr. Pribis was awarded Connecticut’s young optometrist of the year award in early 2015. She is the founder of Ocularprime, which is a website that encourages you to “Live in Your OcularPrime,” which is a short phrase designed to support a commitment to consistency across the entire health spectrum for those who want to become the best version of themselves.

Paul Hammond, O.D., F.A.A.O.

Dr. Paul Hammond is a consultative optometrist specializing in glaucoma and corneal disease in Minneapolis MN with North Suburban Eye Specialists, a multi-specialty referral practice.  He graduated from the Illinois College of Optometry with honors, and following graduation he completed an ocular disease residency at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at the University of Miami. Dr. Hammond has co-authored two textbooks and numerous articles on ocular disease, is a co-editor of  KMK Optometry Pro, and is the chair of the Education Committee for the Minnesota Optometric Association. He was named a 2020 Top Doctor in Minnesota, is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, a member of the American Optometric Association, the Minnesota Optometric Association, and the Optometric Cornea, Cataract, and Refractive Society.  He also has taken multiple trips to Africa and Mexico through the volunteer organizations Unite for Sight and VOSH.