Appalachian Eyes Staff — Gregory S. Moore, O.D.
Gregory S. Moore, O.D. is a graduate of both West Virginia State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Biology and the Southern College of Optometry with a Doctor of Optometry degree.
Dr. Moore has been involved in both sports vision and private practice since completing his training in 1987. As a result of the success athletes experienced after working with Dr. Moore, he was named the team eye doctor for the Chicago Cubs from 1989-1992.
In addition to serving as the team eye doctor for the Chicago Cubs from 1989-1992, Dr Moore has been actively involved as the team eye doctor for the Charleston WV minor league baseball teams that have changed names and sponsorship over the years up to the current West Virginia Power. He also serves as the eye doctor for the University of Charleston Athletic Department.
In 1997, Dr. Moore developed Eyegear™ that allows the casual athlete to benefit from his techniques that previously were only available to professionals. He currently holds three US and International patents with additional patents pending.
In addition to the Appalachian Eyes, Dr. Moore currently serves as the Sports Vision Consultant for the Sports Medicine Division of the Charleston Area Medical Center, as well as the Chief Technology Officer of MSS Performance, which makes sports training devices available to the public through direct response and retail market venues.
Dr. Moore has focused his practice modalities in two distinct areas, Sports Medicine and Laser Vision Correction. He sums up his practice experience as follows, "In sports vision, I have been privileged to work with some of the highest paid athletes in the world. It is very rewarding to spend my day with patients that are so excited about decreasing their dependency on glasses or contacts."
In November of 2004 the Appalachian Eyes was asked by Moria Inc. of France to participate in its US FDA approval study for the Moria Epi-K microkeretome. This unique instrument allows patients who were previously not candidates for LASIK to be able to enjoy the benefits of refractive surgery. This instrument makes a very thin epithelial flap (about 50 microns) as opposed to a deeper stromal flap (about 150 microns) as is done in conventional LASIK. (As a point of reference a human hair is about 125 microns.)
As a result of that work, the FDA approved Epi-K in March of 2005. Currently the Appalachian Eyes has performed as many of these procedures as anyone in the world. Eye doctors have traveled from across the US, Mexico, France, and Canada to the Appalachian Eyes to be trained in both the surgical technique and the peri-operative treatment of patients requiring Epi-K.
Dr. Moore's most recent accomplishments include the following:
- In May of 2005 Dr. Moore was invited to Monterey California where he wrote and provide the on air talent for a video produced by Healthy Learning and Coaches Choice in conjunction with the American College of Sports Medicine. As a result of the success of that video Vision Basics: Seeing Your Way to a Better Game he has been invited back to do a second video on Sports Vision Training.
- More information is available on this and other related videos at www.healthylearning.com. Go to Sports Medicine and type Vision Basics in the search window.
- Dr. Moore is presenting two lectures at the Mid-Atlantic Regional meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine in November 2005 in Hershey PA. One titled "The Diagnosis and Treatment of Ocular Injuries in Athletes" and "Sports Vision Training."
- Dr. Moore has presented on behalf of Allergan Pharmaceuticals a COPE approved course titled "Dry Eye Treatment in Refractive Surgery and Sports Medicine" at various regional optometric meetings across the US throughout 2004 and 2005.
- In February of 2005 Dr. Moore presented on behalf of Allergan the course "Chronic Dry Eye (CDE): Changes in Tear Composition and The Importance of Healthy Tears" at SECO International. This annual meeting of eye care providers held every year in Atlanta GA has the largest attendance of any eye care provider meeting in the world.
- Presented a paper on New Surgical Instrumentation and Techniques at the 2nd Annual Congress on Advanced Laser Surface Ablation held at the Cleveland Clinic in March of 2003.
- Participated with a team sponsored by the Sports Vision Section of the American Optometric Association that provided vision screening's for the Junior Olympic Athletes at Ford Field in Detroit MI in June of 2003
- Presented a lecture on Refractive Surgery and Sports Medicine as it relates to Vision at the West Virginia University School of Medicine, Continuing Medical Education "Gator Bowl" Seminar on New Advances in Health Care in Jacksonville Florida.
- In January of 2004 Dr. Moore was named one of the top optometrists in America for 2004-2005 by the Consumer Research Counsel of America
- In April 2004 was appointed by Allergen Pharmaceuticals as a national optometric consultant for Restasis and Zymar ophthalmic medications.
In addition Dr. Moore is a member of the following organizations:
- American Optometric Association
- American College of Sports Medicine
- Sports Vision Section of the American Optometric Association
- International Academy of Sport Vision
- South East Council of Optometry
- West Virginia Optometric Association